Research Staff
Roi Salgueiro Barrio

 Roi Salgueiro Barrio is an architect and urbanist. He holds a summa cum laude PhD in Architectural Design by the University of Barcelona, a Master in Design Studies (with distinction) from Harvard University, and a Master in Architecture (with distinction) from the University of Navarra. Before joining the LCAU he was a research associate at Harvard’s GSD New Geographies Lab (2014), a researcher at the GSD Urban Theory Lab (2013), at the Research Group on Urbanism of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (2008-2012), and a recipient of the Barrié Fellowship (2012-2014). At MIT he is also an instructor in graduate seminars of architecture and urban design.

Roi's research at the LCAU focuses on the role that architecture and urbanism play at territorial and global scales. In particular, he studies how to make geography -both as a physical territory and as an intellectual discipline- instrumental for architecture and urbanism, following two main lines of enquiry: the analysis of contemporary urban patterns which relate geography and urbanism and the construction of a disciplinary framework linking architectural design and geographical research. His work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Architectural Education, New Geographies, San Rocco, and Cartha, presented in numerous conferences and exhibited internationally. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book The World According to Architecture, and an editor in charge of the section urbanization and territory at Actar Publishers UrbanNext.  

In addition to his academic work, Roi founded in 2006 RSAU; an office with numerous awards in competitions of architecture, urban design and urbanism. RSAU has completed several educational, sportive and civic facilities. The firm’s interventions in public space obtained the recognition of the Institute of Galician Architects. Between 2006 and 2012, Roi was also the Architect and Director of the Office of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of A Coruña (Spain).