Rene Peralta

Director, Master of Science in Architecture, Landscape + Urbanism


(619) 235-2900

BArch, New School of Architecture and Design


Rene’s work in the last few years has been directed toward the research of social and cultural forms of the urban border between the cities of Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. Projects range from online web reports and texts, publishing books and writing collaborations, as well as participating in museum exhibitions and heading an architecture design practice in Tijuana.

Educated at the New School of Architecture in San Diego and at the Architectural Association in London, Rene is a native of Tijuana, Mexico. He has taught architecture and urban design at Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, taught as visiting faculty at UCLA in 2005, acted as visiting critic at University of Colorado, Denver in 2006 and taught as visiting professor at Washington University, St. Louis in 2008 and is currently a full time faculty member at Woodbury University School of Architecture in San Diego. He has published texts in the US, Mexico, Cuba and Italy and France and lectured at UCLA, USC, North Carolina State University, Harvard University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo among others. His research work includes World View: a web based report on architecture and urbanism for The Architectural League of New York and is co-author of the book Here is Tijuana, Black Dog Publishing, London 2006. Rene's work has been exhibited in the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Casa Mexico in the Mexican Embassy in Washington DC, the 2007 Schenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale in China, and invited as lecturer and essayist in the 2008 California Biennale.