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Izaskun Chinchilla


Izaskun Chinchilla


Founder and Architect at Izaskun Chinchilla Architects


Research, Engagement and Social Impact


Bachelor in Architectural Studies

Master in Strategic Interior Design

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Izaskun Chinchilla, who formed her own practice in 2001 and holds a PhD in architecture from Escuela Superior de Arquitectura (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), is currently building a Media Library in the Castle of Garcimuñoz in Spain and working on housing projects, museum projects and urban planning commissions.

Chinchilla has taught and done research at IE School of Architecture and Design, Polytechnic University of Madrid School of Architectured (ETSAM), École Spécial D’Architecture in Paris, CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Hâute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva and Alicante University, and she is Senior Teaching Fellow, Senior Research Associate and Public Engagement Fellow at Barlett School of Architecture (UCL London). Her work has been extensively published and she has exhibited in a variety of galleries and institutions, including the Venice Biennale, in 2002 and 2006; Bienal de Arquitectura Latinoamericana de Chile, 2002; São Paulo Biennial, 2003; ‘Seeds’ a traveling exhibition that exhibited in six Latin American countries, 2004/2005; ‘Young Spanish Architects (JAE)’ a traveling exhibition, 2008/2011; “New Trends of Architecture Europe and Asia” in Tokyo, 2008;  Gran Via Laboratory Telefonica Foundation in Madrid, 2010; and “Innovación Abierta” at the Museo del Canal Interoceánico in Panama, 2012.

Chinchilla received her architecture degree, magna cum laude, in 2001, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis titled, “Sustainability and Architecture: Revolution, Crisis or Orthodoxy?” Her work in this area has already resulted in visiting positions at Columbia University, Bruno Latour Sociology Laboratory at the École de Mines in Paris and Princeton University USA. In 2012 she was awarded with a Public Engagement fellowship from University College of London.