Joan Busquets

Joan Busquets
Born Joan Busquets Grau
El Prat de Llobregat
Occupation architect, urban planner
Employer Harvard University
Awards Erasmus Prize
Joan Busquets

Joan Busquets (born 1946) is an internationally renowned Spanish architect and urban planner. He holds professorships at the Technical University of Catalonia and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His firm BAU - B Arquitectura i Urbanisme SL- is based in Barcelona. He was awarded the 2011 Erasmus Prize, an annual award for a person who has made an exceptional contribution to European culture, society or social science, "in appreciation of his impressive and multifaceted oeuvre in the field of city planning."[1]

Life and career

Joan Busquets was born in 1946 in El Prat de Llobregat, a suburb of Barcelona. In 1969 he graduated from the School of Architecture, Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), University of Technology of Catalonia. Busquets was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002. Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds the chair of Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design. In addition, he has been visiting professor at several universities.[2]

Joan Busquets headed the Planning Department of the Municipality of Barcelona between 1983 and 1989 and during the preparations for the Olympics in 1992.[3]


Below is a selection of Busquets' works:[4]


Prizes and awards

Below is a selection of prizes awarded to Joan Busquets:[4][5]


  1. "Erasmus Prize 2011 Awarded to Joan Busquets". Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  2. "HGSD people:Joan Busquets". Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  3. "Sustainable Cities". Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  4. 1 2 "Joan Busquets CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  5. "BAU:Joan Busquets". Retrieved 2012-01-25.

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