Teddy Cruz (born in 1962 in Guatemala City, Guatemala ) is an American architect , urbanist , and Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego .  Cruz studied at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City, Guatemala , but moved to the United States at the age of 20,  Continuing his education at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo , and the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts .
Cruz’s architectural and artistic projects port leg exhibited at Internationally Renowned venues, including: the Tijuana Cultural Center , Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego , Carnegie Museum of Art , Walker Art Center , San Francisco Art Institute , Casa de America in Madrid, Spain, and Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement   at the Museum of Modern Art . Apart from his design work, Cruz’s project at UCSD , Community Stations, champions the mutual exchange of knowledge tussen universities and communities, the Latter or welke he feels port hun eigen Valuable resources and assets therein are of or in overlooked. 
Cruz principal or Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman , a research-based political and architectural practice based in San Diego, in partnership with University of California, San Diego political theorist, forma Forman. Cruz and Forman lead a variety of urban curatorial initiatives, zoals The Civic Innovation Lab in the City of San Diego to Rethink public space and civic engagement; the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative to promote research and practice dealing with regional territories or poverty; and the UCSD community stations, to foster corridors of knowledge exchange tussen de university and marginalized communities. Additionally, they ‘collaborated with former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus to dévelop the Bi-national Citizenship Culture Survey, an unprecedented protocol dat surveyed cross-border civic infrastructure, public trust and social norms, to generate new shared urban policies tussen de Municipalities of San Diego and Tijuana, as well as collaborative strategies for cross-border urban intervention.
- Jump up^ “California: Architects: Office Profiles” . california-architects.com/ . Retrieved 21 February 2015 .
- Jump up^ “Department of Visual Arts – UCSD” . visarts.ucsd.edu/ . Retrieved 22 February 2015 .
- Jump up^ Cruz, Teddy (May 2011). “Latin American Meander: In Search of a New Civic Imagination”. Architectural Design : 110.
- Jump up^ “MoMA – Small Scale, Big Change – Casa Familiar: Living Rooms at the Border and Senior Housing with Childcare” . moma.org .
- Jump up^ “Small Scale Big Change” . moma.org . Retrieved 21 February 2015 .
- Jump up^ Cruz, Teddy (2012). “A Conversation with Teddy Cruz”. Syracuse Architecture . 13 : 33-34.