Jose Parral is a designer and educator with an MA in Landscape Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London 2001, recipient of the Kate L. Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, American Academy in Rome 2007, and visiting Professor at Ohio State School University Knowlton School of Architecture 2005-2006. Currently operates a small design practice and is associate professor at Woodbury University San Diego, California since 2008.
Parral collaborated with artist Thomas Glassford on a permanent installation along the US-Mexico Border for Insite 2005. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Kate L. Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, American Academy in Rome. While in Rome, Parral re-evaluated temporal relationships between human occupations in public spaces and as a result of the research produced a short film in collaboration with composer Ken Ueno. His interest in developing various ways of measuring the city lead to a study research of performance of the human body in relation to the urban environment. Parral’s partnership with Ken Ueno continues from a video installation while in Rome 2007, and recently the ConfluxCity exhibition in New York 2009, and set design for a musical performance in San Francisco in 2012. Jose has been associated with various landscape architecture firms within California and is currently part of an international group of designers, Office 24/7.
MA in Landscape Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
BA in Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley