Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Javier Quintana De Uña

Javier Quintana De Uña    

Country Representative, Spain (2011-present)
Working Group; Research, Acad, & Postgrad., Member (2010-present)
Sub-group Prof. Dev. & Program of Education, Leader (2010- present)

Pamplona, Spain

[tba] Taller Básico de Arquitectura;
IE School of Architecture and Design

Javier Quintana blends together an academic vocation with an established professional career in the field of architecture. He holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the University of Columbia, New York, and has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Navarra where his Doctoral thesis won the extraordinary prize. He has subsequently worked as Professor of Design at the University of Navarra and acted as Design juror in other Spanish and international institutions. His research work includes publications and collaborations, specially in the field of high-rise architecture. As of 2008, he has taken the position of Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, the international and innovative new School of IE University (Instituto de Empresa), based in Segovia and Madrid, Spain.

Alongside, he has been director of the Fundación Rafael Escolá (an institution which promotes professional excellence through research in the Architecture and Engineering realms) and maintains his architectural practice with Javier Pérez Herreras at [tba] taller básico de Arquitectura in Pamplona and Madrid. [tba] is a research, academic and professional space for the discussion of the contemporary. They have worked on numerous projects and have won a number of prizes and distinctions including: FAD, COAVN, Construmat, Sedigas and Veteco/Asefave. They also represented Spain at the 8th Biennial of Architecture of Venice. Their work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally.

Javier Quintana leads the subgroup on Education and Internships of the Working Group on Research, Academic, and Postgraduate of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat from Chicago. He is also a member of the Board of the Columbia University Club of Spain.