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Juan Elvira


Juan Elvira


Partner and co-founder of Murado y Elvira Arquitectos




Bachelor in Architectural Studies

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Architect Juan Elvira is a partner and co-founder of Murado y Elvira Arquitectos, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Madrid dedicated to architecture, interiors, branding and editorial design for clients of all sizes. He engages in editorial work and criticism, a part of his career that he began as editor of the architecture magazine Oeste.

His firm’s projects have received awards in various national and international competitions and have been exhibited at Freshmadrid and at the 11th Venice Biennale, among others. A student residence hall in Trondheim, designed by the firm, was nominated for Norway’s National Architecture Prize in 2012 and selected for the 2013 Spanish Architecture Biennial. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer at various national and international universities, such as the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, the International University of Catalonia, School of Architecture in Alicante and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture.

He holds a PhD, cum laude, in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture. His doctoral thesis “Ghost Architecture: Space and the Production of Ambient Effects”, is based on research into the cultural and technological practice of producing atmospheric architectural effects. He received a scholarship from the “LaCaixa” Foundation for postgraduate studies (1998) and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City in 2000.