María Elvira Muñoz Beraza
María Elvira Muñoz
Director of EMIA Interior Design Practice Leader at AECOM
Design for Business Lab / Final Thesis
Master in Strategic Design of Spaces
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Elvira Muñoz joined DEGW (now, Strategy Plus, a strategic business practice within AECOM) in 1998, and has been leading the Consultancy and Design team since 2000.
With her recent client, Telefonica, she was responsible for the consolidation of five business units involving the move of more than 12,000 employees to a new 150.000 m2 campus. While working with Garrigues, the largest law office in Europe with more than 1,000 lawyers, she managed the consultancy and interior design services for the new headquarters. She is currently leading projects for Cisco Systems in Madrid, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Google.
Elvira Muñoz has been actively involved in the development and implementation of “New Ways of Working,” and also been part of the international team for the European Commission supported research project “SANE”: Sustainable Accommodation for the New Economy, which explores the implications of the distributed workplace. For the last four years she has worked directly with the Secretary General of Universities of the Spanish Ministry of Education to develop, “Social Spaces for Learning”, demonstrating that interstitial and unprogrammed spaces for meeting are crucial in the university learning experience.