Josep María Montaner (1954) is architect, writer and professor at ETSAB-UPC. He have obtained 5 six-years terms at CNEAI because of the quality of his researcher investigation. He has also been invited professor in different European, American and Asian University. He has co-directed with the professor Zaida Muxí the Master called "LAboratorio de la Vivienda del siglo XXI", which is imparted at the ETSAB.
He is the author of about thirty books translated into several languages, being the lattest one "Sistemas arquitectónicos contemporáneos" (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2008), and he usually publishes in architecture magazines and in the Spanish dailys El País and La Vanguardia.
He is director of the researching project "Archivo documental para una revista crítica del modelo Barcelona".
He has been deputy director of culture at ETSAB (2002-2005).
He has obtained Premio Construmat for his articles in El País (1989); Premio Espais de Crítica de Arte (1992); Premio Bonaplata de Difusión por la defensa del patrimonio industrial (1993) and Premio Nacional de Urbanismo a la iniciativa periodística 2005 del Ministerio de Vivienda, because of his articles in the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia.