JOAN ROIG I DURÁN studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) and co-founded Batlle i Roig Arquitectes in 1981. He has taught architectural design at the same school since 1984, as well as in the master’s degree program in Landscape Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and in the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering. Among others, he has been a visiting professor at l'Académie van Boukunst, Rotterdam; Delft University of Technology; ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design), Urbino; IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura de Venezia; Facoltà di Architettura, Génova; ITU, Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul; Washington University, St. Louis; University of Illinois, Chicago; l'École Superièure du Paysage de Versailles; al Ringyorcesung Technishe Universität, Munich; l'Universität Stuttgart, Alemania; and the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra, Pamplona. He was recently the Director of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch). His work as a juror has been remarkable in both national and international competitions: Europan, Bienal de Arquitectura Española, Bienal Europea del Paisaje, Premios Saloni or Muestra de Arquitectura de Alicante. He has served as the cultural spokesperson for the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, representing the province of Barcelona, and he has been a consultant on the joint committee of Gustavo Gili’s publishing house as well as a committee member on the Barcelona City Commission of Architecture. His notable accomplishments in publishing are the book New Bridges, published by GG, and his numerous opinion articles published in specialized magazines such as El Croquis, Arquitectura Viva, Topos, Quaderns and Domus, among others.