Universidad Politécnica de Madrid awarded honoris causa doctorate to architect Kenneth Frampton, who is also a renowned Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning – Columbia University, New York.
A strong supporter of Spanish architecture, Kenneth Frampton has been able to exercise “an important and significant influence on many of the best architects of today” claimed in his laudatio Alberto Campo Baeza, Full Professor at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. In his speech, the Dean of the UPM Guillermo Cisneros praised the indefatigable academic and professional activity of Frampton. His trajectory led him to become Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where he has taught since 1972. He was trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and has worked as an architect and as an architectural historian and critic. In addition to Columbia, Frampton has taught at a number of leading institutions including the Royal College of Art in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.
Watch the video of the awarding of the honoris causa doctorate to Kenneth Frampton: