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Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra (ES), 1993) is a practicing architect based in Cambridge, MA (US) and Galicia (ES). He is currently enrolled in the Master of Design Studies in Ecologies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the founder and principal of MB—AE, an experimental design practice operating at the intersection of Architecture and Ecology through various scales and mediums that range from ephemeral installations to academic research.

Manuel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (BArch ‘17) and a Master’s degree in Architecture (MArch ‘18) with distinction from the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He combines his career as a practitioner with academia, serving as a J-Term Instructor on ephemeral architecture seminars at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2023, as a Teaching Assistant in architecture design studios at ETSAM (UPM) in 2017 and 2018, and as a Visitant Researcher in the Tsukamoto Lab (Atelier Bow-Wow), at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2017.
His work was exhibited at the 15th BEAU Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in 2021, and the 16th Venice Architecture Biennial in 2018. Additionally, he received the Renzo Piano World Tour Award in 2022, the La Caixa Fellowship in 2021, and the 2020 COAM Emerging Award from Madrid's Official Association of Architects. Several international media have featured his work, including Arquitectura Viva, El Mundo, Domus, Divisare, Design Boom, and Archdaily. For his Master’s Thesis, he received up to eight awards in different Graduation Project Competitions, including the 15th BEAU 2021, the COAM Award 2018, and the COAG Award 2019.