2012 Teddy Cruz
Teddy Cruz (born Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1962) is an American architect, urbanist, and Professor in Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Cruz studied at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City, Guatemala, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cruz founded his architectural practice Estudio Teddy Cruz in San Diego, California in 1991 and co-founded (with Kyong Park) the Center for Urban Ecologies at University of California, San Diego, and in 2012 the Blum Cross-Border Initiative with political theorist Fonna Forman. Cruz's architectural and artistic projects have been exhibited at internationally renowned venues, including: the Tijuana Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Carnegie Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Art Institute, Casa de America in Madrid, Spain, and Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at the Museum of Modern Art.