Roi Salgueiro Barrio was trained as an architect and urbanist at the University of Navarra (Spain), where he graduated with distinction. He also holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University (with distinction; Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology concentration) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Poly-technical University of Catalunya (ETSAB), where he is currently a PhD Candidate (2015). Before joining the CAU he has been a research associate at Harvard's GSD New Geographies Lab (2014), a researcher at the GSD Urban Theory Lab (2013), at the Research Group on Urbanism of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (2008-2012) and a recipient of the Barrie Fellowship (2012-2014).
In 2006, Roi founded with Francisco Rosell, Rosell e Salgueiro architects; an office with numerous awards in competitions of architecture, urban design and urbanism. Rosell e Salgueiro has completed several educational, sportive and civic facilities and public spaces and their built work obtained the recognition of the Institute of Galician Architects. Between 2006 and 2012 he was also the Architect-chief and Director of the Office of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of A Coruña (Spain).
Roi's research focuses on the role that architecture and urbanism may play at a territorial scale. In particular, at the CAU he studies how to make geography -both as a physical territory and as an intellectual discipline- instrumental for architecture and urbanism, following two main lines of enquiry: the analysis of contemporary urban patterns which relate geography and urbanism at a planetary scale and the construction of a disciplinary framework linking architectural design and geographical research. Both investigations are directed by professor Hashim Sarkis.