Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a partner at Bloom Games, a start-up built upon the BLOOM project, winner of the WONDER SERIES hosted by the City of London for the London 2012 Olympics. He is also the director of the Plethora Project (www.plethora-project.com), a research and learning project investing in the future of online open-source knowledge, and the creator of Block’hood, a city simulator video game exploring notions of crowd-sourced urbanism.
He has taught and guest lectured in renowned institutions across the world, including the Architectural Association in London, the University of Applied Arts (Angewandte) in Vienna, ETH Zurich, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'Architecture in Paris.
Today, he is an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. His research ‘Gamescapes’, explores generative interfaces in the form of video games, speculating in modes of intelligence augmentation, combinatorics and open systems as a design medium.