Research Interests: As an instructor he facilitates theoretical aspects of the Urbitecture discipline to his students and developed the “40 Hour Design Methodology”. He currently teaches the course, Architect as Developer and third year Graduate Design Studio.
Education: Jorge Ozorno studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, has a master’s degree in architecture from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and participated in the Ph.D. Alpha Program at TUDelft, The Netherlands. He has taken an online course from Stanford University.
Honorary Degrees/Awards/Memberships: He was Dean of the School of Architecture at the Iberoamericana University in Baja California and has been teaching for more than 27 years at all levels in different schools in Mexico and the U.S. He has been practicing Architecture in Mexico where he won a competition for a “Civic Plaza” and the state Pavilion presented at the World Fair of Lisbon, Portugal, in San Diego, since 2003, he founded UrbitectureStudio and jorgeozornostudio. His practice includes several built projects as a developer and designer. He is currently supervising his last project in La Jolla, Calif.
Additional Information: Jorge Ozorno started teaching in NewSchool in 2008 after teaching at Woodbury University for three years; he teaches Design Studios and History of Architecture. He has been invited to participate in the international workshop in Queretaro, Mexico as part of the Laureate exchange program for the past five years. As an informal artist, his photo-collage work has been presented in Mexico, the United States, and Europe. He is now involved in the production of short films and in 2011 submitted his short film, “The Urban Farmer,” to the Cannes Film Festival in France. He has published articles on architecture in Mexico and the United States and has been interviewed by local media in San Diego.