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Josemaría Churtichaga Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo

Josemaría Churtichaga + Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo founded the firm ch+qs in Madrid in 1995. Their work you have been prized in several competitions, and you have been widely published in national and international magazines. From its foundation, ch+qs has designed, City councils, Swimming pools, Libraries, Cultural Centers, Kiosks, Cabins, Great houses, Establishments in the Sahara for petroliferous companies, Boats, Furniture, Books, Typographies… in a deliberate rejection to the specialization, since we believe on "transfusions" between all the creative problems, independently of its nature and climbs. The work of ch+qs has also deserved numerous prizes and distinctions in recognition to its work.

Josemaría Churtichaga. Born in Madrid in 1967, graduated from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid,1992. In 1995 he founded with Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo the office CHURTICHAGA+QUADRA-SALCEDO architects. Focused mainly in Public Buildings , they have won several national and international competitions and his work have been awarded and published in national and international publications and books. The work of the office is focused on the intimate relation between physical and unphysical aspects, trying to understand architecture as a sensorial interface, as an atmosphere between the man and the environment.

He has been Design Studio Professor at the School of Architecture of Madrid from 2003 to 2008. Since 2008,  he is Associate Dean of IE School of Architecture and Director for Undergraduate Architecture Studies.

He has lectured at prestigious institutions in USA, UK, Germany, Norway, India, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Italy…

Among the distinctions are MIES VAN DER ROHE prizes (selected), ENOR International Young Architects Prize (1st. Prize)., PREMIO COMUNIDAD DE MADRID (1st. Prize), PREMIO BIGMAT (1st. Prize).

Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo, born in Pamplona , studied architecture in Madrid. works in new York with Richard Meier and in Madrid with Estanislao de la Quadra-Salcedo.Cooperant in El Salvador in 1994,granted. Member of the Board of architects of Madrid 2002-2006.

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