Jesús Vassallo is a Spanish architect and writer, and currently an associate professor at Rice University. His work focuses on the problem of realism in architecture through the production of design and scholarship. He is the author of Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture (Park Books, 2016) and recently released his second book titled Epics in the Everyday (Park Books, 2020). In 2004 Vassallo became a licensed architect in Spain, where he worked in the office of Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos as a project architect from 2006 to 2012. Vassallo recently opened his own design practice in Houston, where he has focused on a series of projects that study the relationship between architectural form and urban space through a focus on housing. Vassallo studied architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Before Rice, he taught at IE University, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Harvard University and the Boston Architectural College.