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Francesco Cellini. María Margarita Segarra.
Alejandro Pajares.
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Architects.- Antonio Belmonte, Óscar Cruz, María Elizalde, Pablo Paradinas, Juanjo Sánchez, Federica Taschini.
Architecture students.- Caterina Cecconi, Carlos Covisa, Paolo D'Orazio, Carlos Pérez García, Carlos Pérez Poblador.
March 29th 2022.

Jesús Aparicio Architectural Office

Jesús Aparicio (Madrid, 1960) is a Spanish architect. His work and thinking are focused on merging the thinking-teaching-building understanding of these three abilities as a whole. He graduated with honors in both Design and Urbanism specializations at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) in 1984.

He was awarded the Rome Prize in 1987 and subsequently with a Fulbright/Ministry of Education grant. He researched for several years at Columbia University, where he got a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Building Design. Jesús Aparicio is a Ph.D. architect and since 2009 full professor of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). During the academic years 2001/02 and 2011/12 he has been Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Architecture of Columbia University (GSAPP).

His architecture has been awarded many Spanish and international prizes including the AR+D Prize of the RIBA, the Architecture and Town Planning Prize from Madrid City Council, the APD Award of Design, and the HYSPALIT Brick Architecture Award and the Saloni Award. In 2000, he represented Spain at the Venice Architecture Biennale and gets a Special Mention in the European Architecture Award Luigi Cosenza. In 2005, he was selected to take part in the Spanish Architecture Biennale. In 2008, he was nominated for the Klippan Award as well as for the Swiss Architectural Award, and in 2012 he won the 39th edition of the IIDA Awards. More recently in 2016, he was runner-up at the XIII edition of the Spanish Architecture and Town Planning Biennial.

Jesús Donaire, María Milans del Bosch. Donaire Milans Arquitectos

Jesús Donaire and María Milans del Bosch, Architects from the ETSAM and Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University in New York (GSAPP), founded their studio in Madrid with projects in the United States, Spain, France, and Italy.

They have won prestigious awards, publications, and international recognition. They are currently working on public works projects, residential projects, both new and refurbished, and curatorial and museographic projects in the institutional field.

At the same time, they carry out extensive teaching work at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM), the Polytechnic of Milan (POLIMI), in the Master's Degree in Interior Design and Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (MDAI), and at the University of Pamplona.

Jesús Donaire, PhD in Architecture from the ETSAM, has developed his research work thanks to the Fulbright, William Kinne of Columbia, the Social Council of the UPM, and the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome grants. Professor of Projects at the ETSAM since 2009 and Visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Milano since 2016.  Author of numerous texts, editor of the architectural culture blog BMIAA and Secretary of the BigMat International Architecture Prize, he has collaborated extensively with David Chipperfield in London and with Jesús Aparicio and Alberto Campo Baeza in Madrid.

Maria Milans del Bosch Gonzalez founded Maria Milans Studio in 2012, an award-winning and internationally published architecture practice based in New York, earning, among other distinctions, an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Luis M. Mansilla Awards for her Studio-House project in the Catskills. In 2008 she joined Matthew Baird Architects where her work, as Associate Architect of the firm, has been widely published, awarded by the Association of American Architects (AIA), exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) and the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, among others.

Maria Milans del Bosch

Maria Milans del Bosch founded Maria Milans Studio (MMIS) in 2012, an international award-winning architecture and design firm based in New York and Madrid.

She studied her Bachelor and Master of Architecture at Escuela Técnica Superior de Madrid (ETSAM) and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University (GSAPP), in 2008 she joined Matthew Baird Architects where her work was broadly published, awarded by the AIA and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and at the 2012 Venice Biennale among others. Her professional practice concurrently develops with her research and teaching work at NJIT Hillier College of Architecture and Design where she is an adjunct professor directing Studio courses for architecture bachelors and masters students.
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