Rubén García Rubio (Spain, 1980), Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Valladolid; Outstanding PhD Thesis Award, and Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Roma Tre. He has been “Visiting Scholar” in the American Academy in Rome. He has taught and lectured in several European and Middle East universities and institutions and has also been Guest Professor in many international workshops. His work has been awarded with several architectural awards, both design and built, and published in international architectural magazines. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Al Ghurair University (Dubai, UAE) and combines it with a research activity in several university projects and his works in his architectural office studioVRA (with Sonsoles Vela Navarro). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the architectural weblog CajondeArquitecto.com.
Eva Luque García
Eva Luque García is an Architect from the University of Seville with specific specialties in Building and Urban Planning, and where she has been Project Professor since 2009. She started her professional activity under the pseudonym The Desert Ones. In 2005 she created the firm Elap architects & engineers. She obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2004. She is coordinator of the Andalusian Program of International Cooperation in the Republic of Panama since 2010. Visiting Professor at the Schools of Architecture of Valparaiso (Chile), Cartagena, Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona (UIC), IE University (Madrid) …
Winner of the EUROPAN 9 Prize in Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark; The EUROPE 40 Under 40 Prize 2010; Honored to The Best of Year 2011 Awards by New York Interior Design Magazine; The Aplus Award for the Most Promising Young Architecture Studio 2010, Finalist at BAUWELT Prize 2011 …
His work has been published in national and international architecture editions such as 2G, Casabella, Arquitectura Viva, A10 New European Architecture, ON DESIGN, Interior Design New York, BOB magazine … And in the national press as the newspaper El País (Trends), El Cultural del País, La Vanguardia Newspaper, La Vanguardia Cultural, Diario de Navarra, … His work has been part of international and national exhibitions such as Couples & Co: 22 Mirror Stories Spanish Architect (2000-2015) (Berlin, Hamburg, Seville) , “A City called Spain” (Greece, Moscow), Permanent Change: “Plastics in Architecture and Engineering (Columbia University, New York). First and Second Architecture Biennial of Young Architects “Arquia Próxima”, Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism BEAU XI and for the Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial BIAU-8.
Díaz + Ramos
Díaz + Ramos is an architecture studio that started its journey at the beginning of 2018 and is directed by Antonio Díaz Jerez and Flavio Ramos Vicente. Recently winners of the international competition organized by reTHINKING Competitions and the Cabildo de Lanzarote for the construction of the Plaza de El Almacén in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Díaz + ramos accompanies the architectural activity with the research, focusing both from a multidisciplinary perspective, collaborating with historians, experts in flora and fauna, musicians, astrophysicists, among others. They are currently directing a research project for the Cabildo de Tenerife that deals with the cultural, social and political influences of the trade of goods in the Canary Islands between the 15th and 18th centuries.
Sonsoles Vela Navarro
Sonsoles Vela Navarro, BArch from the University of Valladolid (2006), Master of Science in Architecture and Sustainable Environment from the University of Extremadura (2011-12), Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Kühnel Business School (2012-13) and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture from the USJ University San Jorge (2015). Profesional architect with more than 10 years of experience working alongside private clients and builders developing architectural designs on residential, commercial, health care projects. Currently she is a PhD Candidate at the University of Zaragoza developing a research about “OMA in the Middle East” along with is professional practice within the architectural office studioVRA.