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Javier Quintana (Pamplona, 1964) is a Ph.D. architect graduated from the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) holding a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University (US). It was in New York City where he became interested in skyscraper architecture making it the topic of his ulterior research activity and the link to his collaboration with different prestigious European and American institutions. His doctoral dissertation has been published by Alianza Editorial, awarded as the best Ph.D. work at the University of Navarre, and finalist of the premio FAD in Research and Critical Thought.
 
He has been Design Studio instructor at the University of Navarre, and juror and lecturer in other institutions such as ICEX, Columbia University, UPNA, UPV, US, UPC and UPM. His research activity was expanded through his work as R&D Director and Executive Director of Fundación Rafael Escolá, a non profit organization which promotes professional excellence through research among young architects and engineers. In 2007 he was appointed Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, the international school of IE University based in Segovia and Madrid, from where he proposes a redefinition of the architect’s education through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
 
Javier Quintana practices architecture with Javier Pérez Herreras at [tba] taller básico de arquitectura, a space for reflection and the proposal of contemporary architecture. Their built and theoretical work has been awarded, published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Among the distinctions are the premios FAD (finalists), COAVN (finalists) Construmat (finalist), Veteco/Asefave (finalists) and the VI Bienal de Sedigas (1st. Prize). They have also represented Spain at the Biennale of Venice.
 
“Javier Quintana dreams with the redefinition of our life style through the interaction with beauty”