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Guzmán de Yarza


Guzmán de Yarza


Head of Workplace Strategy at JLL


The Strategic Process


Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

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Guzmán is currently the Head of Workplace Strategy & Design at JLL Spain, one of the leading real estate consultancies in the world having presence in 200+ offices in more than 80 countries. From this position he is assessing some of the most innovative companies and corporations in ways in which they can improve their performance through interventions in their working environments. He is currently working in some large scale projects such as the new HQ for Groupe Renault Spain or the Workplace Strategy & Change Management for a new 45.000 m2 building in Barcelona that will be hosting 2.800+ employees of the Catalan Government.

Before joining JLL he was one of the four founders of the architectural firm J1Arquitectos, an award-winning office of architecture based in Madrid where he was involved in the designing of residential and commercial buildings, educational facilities and other typologies including interior design and master planning.

Some of his works were awarded and published internationally in media like Arquitectura Viva, The Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture, C3 in Korea, Dezeen, Architizer and many other online and offline magazines around the world.

As a scholar, he is currently teaching in the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces at the IE School of Architecture and Design, an international graduate program that is educating professionals in the design strategies of the spaces that foster innovation. He also runs a Design Studio in the second year of the bachelor in architectural studies.

Guzmán obtained his PhD at the Polytechnical School of Madrid in February 2016, with the thesis “José de Yarza García, European links within spanish peripheral modernity”, which was awarded with Cum Laude.