cruzTEDDY CRUZ  (BA-1982 : Rafael Landivar University Guatemala City, BArch-1987 : California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, Fellow-1991 : Rome Prize in Architecture, MDesS-1997 : Harvard University GSD), beginning with an experimental summer workshop at SCI-ARC, his LA/LA Latin America / Los Angeles studio, has taught and lectured in various universities in the US, Latin America, and Europe.  From 2000-2005, Teddy Cruz was associate professor in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, San Diego.  He,  currently, is associate professor in Public Culture and Urbanism in the  Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego.  For his contributions to architecture pedagogy, Teddy received the Robert Taylor Teaching Award from the ACSA.  And,  he was awarded the 2004-2005 James Stirling Memorial Lecture on the City Prize, sponsored by the CCA in Montreal, the Van Alen Institute in  New York, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.  As  a member of the Board of Directors of CCDC, as co-chair (along with  Joyce Cutler-Shaw) of the Hot Topics Committee for the Council of Design  Professionals in San Diego, and as a member of the International  Editorial Board of AD Magazine in London, he is involved in many civic  and cultural advocacy groups at multiple levels.