Manuel Báez

Associate Professor

Manuel A. Báez has been teaching at the ASAU since 2001. Previously, he taught in the U.S. at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. He has extensively exhibited and lectured in various international conferences and institutions. The research explores the interrelationships between design, culture and the evolution of art, technology and scientific innovations. As part of the Crossings Interdisciplinary Research Collective, the evolving research explores the versatile and generative potential recently revealed as lurking within complex processes and systems throughout nature and in biology, including their related cultural, material and technological implications. Research topics include global environmental concerns with cross-cultural resonances and reconciliation viewed as offering long-term collective and cooperative solutions to these complex problems. The research has been supported by such institutions as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and Cranbrook Academy of Art.







MArch – Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

BA – The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, USA


ARCS 3105 – Fall 3rd Year Undergraduate Studio, co-coordinator

ARCS 3106 – Winter 3rd Year Undergraduate Studio, section coordinator

ARCC 1202A – History of Structures, 1st year Undergraduate Course

ARCC 4200 – Structural Morphology, Undergraduate Research-Based Workshop


Crossings Interdisciplinary Research Collective – Director/Coordinator

CINQUECENTO: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci. Báez co-conceived and coordinated this cross-faculty series of events marking the 500th anniversary of Leornardo’s death, 2019. 

Structural Intuitions: Seeing Shapes in Art and Science, Martin Kemp, University of Virginia Press, 2016.  Báez’s research is cited here by this eminent scholar.


The Light Keeper permanent ceiling installation at Carleton’s Ojigkwanong Centre. Designed and built by Báez along with architecture students and in consultation with the centre’s architect, Douglas Cardinal. 2014

CreativeMornings Ottawa, Inaugural Speaker, 2013.

TEDxCarletonU, Guest Speaker, 2010.

Carleton University Research Achievement Award, 2005.


Private Studio, Manuel Báez Studio, Ottawa, ON.

The Gather-Ring, 2017 Heritage Canada National Dream Competition winning design.

Ottawa Urban Design Awards, 2019. The Gather-Ring won three of these awards.

Registered Architect, New York State.