galo cañizares


Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University College of Architecture.

Currently researches the sociotechnical networks of relations between design’s softwarization and the architectural imagination. 

Co-directs office ca, a research and design collaborative that investigates alternate methods for architectural practice. Some recurring themes of the practice include absurdity, genre fiction, conspiracy theories, world-making, storytelling, simulation, and most recently, the parafictional. Galo has lectured widely, and his writing has been published in academic journals and magazines, including CLOG, PLAT Journal, Log, Pool Magazine, Thresholds and many more. He lives in Lubbock, TX.

Holds a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

galo [dot] canizares [at] gmail [dot] com


Design Studios
  • Aeropolis 2.0 — Syllabus Playlist
  • Real-Time Architecture — Syllabus
  • Fakin’ It — Syllabus
  • GUI Gooey Architecture — Syllabus
  • Translations from Img to Bldg — Syllabus
  • Museum of Internet — Syllabus
  • Aeropolis 1.0 — Syllabus
  • Contemporary Architectural Theory II — Syllabus
  • Spatial Crimes: Architectures of Control — Syllabus
  • Architecture in Real-Time / Architecture and Techno-Social Media — Syllabus
  • Hand Drawing: Mechano-Gestural Logics of Architecture — Syllabus
  • Architecture’s Stories — Syllabus
  • 3D for the Web (three.js) — Syllabus
  • Blender Visualization  — Syllabus


  • “Technologies of the Virtual Other: Bodies, Users, Avatars” Journal of Architectural Education 74:2: Othering (2020)
  • “Designing the User” ACSA Fall Conference Proceedings, Less Talk/More Action (2019)
  • “Digital Suprematism: Using Internet Browsers as a New Architectonic Medium” ACADIA 2019: Ubiquity and Autonomy Paper Proceedings
  • “Command and Ctrl: How Digital Became Us” 107th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings: BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era (2019)
  • “Everything is Software” 107th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings: BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era (2019)
  • “Another Allegory of Simulation” Journal of Architectural Education 73:1: Atmospheres (2019)
  • “Notes on Hashtag Architecture” 2018 ACSA Fall Conference Proceedings, Play with the Rules (2018)
  • “More Translations (from Drawing to Building)” 106th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, The Ethical Imperative (2018)
  • “Stranger than Fiction: AI, Media, and the Domestic Realm” 105th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Brooklyn says "Move to Detroit" (2017)
  • “A History” Thresholds Journal 45: Myth (2017)
Editor Reviewed
  • “Delirious After All, or Why Rem Koolhaas Writes Such Good Books” Rem Koolhaas, OMA + AMO / Spaces for Prada, ed. Benjamin Wilke (AR+D) (2021)
  • “Default World Design” POOL, Issue 5: Simulation (UCLA) (2020)
  • “Are We Digital? Make it Delightful” (2020)
  • “Are We Digital? Pseudorthography and the Electronic Image” (2019
  • “Are We Digital? Drawing on a Telephone” (2019)
  • “Are We Digital? Of Mice and Pens” (2019)
  • “Are We Digital? Learning from Radio” (2019)
  • “Are We Digital? The Computerization of Architecture” (2019)
  • “A Simple Gesture, or the Mathematics of the Ideal Line” PLAT 8.0 (2019)
  • “Galo Canizares 2016-17” The Lefevre Fellowship, 1999-2017, ed. Benjamin Wilke (2018)
  • “Artifacts After the Fact: A Review” MIT School of Architecture and Planning @ (2017)
  • “Twitterbot” POOL, Issue 2: Rules (UCLA) (2017)
  • “An Overly Complicated Analysis of Hand Puppetry” One:Twelve, Issue 12 (Knowlton School of Architecture Journal) (2017)
  • “A Tragicomedy” Log 39 (2017)
  • “A Review of Contemporary Rocks” MIT School of Architecture and Planning @ (2016)
  • “Killing Ghosts, Three Eschatologies” SOILED 6.0 - Deathscrapers (2016)
  • “Licensing Creativity” PLAT 5.0 (Rice University Architecture Journal)- License (2016)
  • “The Valley of Giants” Fairy Tales, Volume 3 (2016)
  • “The Valley of Giants” EVOLO Skyscrapers 3 (2016)
  • “Letter to Architecture” Dear Architecture (2015)
  • “A Man and His Pool” CLOG Rem (2014)
  • “Exquisite Corpses: An Architectural Mystery” Thesis, MIT School of Architecture (2014)