Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York.


Thursday,  March 17th, 2016_ 6.30 pm ROUNDTABLE

Juan Gavilanes (Madrid, Spain 1967). Degree in architecture in ETSA Madrid / UPM (1992). He received his Ph.D. degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 2012 with Doctoral Dissertation “Traveling to the Costa del Sol (1959-1969): Project and transformation in the beginnings of Modern Tourism”. Grant Tourism Spain 2008. Prize of Architectural Dissertation, Málaga Association of Architects 2013.


He is currently a professional architect and also a researcher and an assistant professor in Architectural Design at School of Architecture of the University of Málaga (UMA), 2005-2016. His research interest includes relationships between Architecture and Tourism, applications of Artificial Intelligence to Architectural Design problems and about the refurbishment and landscaping in European historic Centers. He is the co-author of the books History of Architecture and Urbanism in Málaga (1950-2000). He has published in various indexed journals, specialized publications, national and international conferences and seminars. He has been Visiting Profesor at the UNAM (México DF, 2008), and also in several international workshops, Quito (2009) and San Salvador (2010).


He is a member of the Board of trustees of the Foundation for Contemporary Architecture since 2014.


He is a founding partner of GG2 architects. GG2 architects has received numerous Spanish prestigious industry awards in recognition of his works in architecture and urban landscaping. Over the course of the last years, GG2 architects has applied its vision of architecture stripped back to the fundamental qualities of space, proportion, light and materials to a new range of scales and typologies.


They have won numerous awards for their built work, from year 2001 to the present days. Urbanism and Public Space (2001, 2003, 2007, 2009), Refurbishment (2003, 2005, 2007), Architecture (2003, 2005, 2015) and Interior Architecture (2003). Their office has won several national and international architectural competitions (1997, 2000, 2006, 2012).


Principal built works in Spain include (among others) Faculty of Health Sciences in UMA, Refurbishment and Landscaping of Larios Street and Flowers Square in Málaga, Landscaping of Guadalhorce valley viewpoint in Álora, Health Center in Málaga, Cervantes Theatre and Archaeological Museum in Álora, etc.