I am a Spanish-Mexican researcher and educator with a background in design practice. My interests span across the disciplines of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and urban studies, focusing on the socio-spatial implications of (past and ongoing) technological transitions in work landscapes. I hold the degree of Architect from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM, 2006), a Master of Architecture in Urban Design, with distinction, from the Harvard University (2011), and a Ph.D. cum laude in Architecture from UPM (2016).

With ample experience in navigating diverse institutional settings, I have built a respected position in a solid international network, and gained skills in research acquisition, project management, and in the application of diverse research methodologies and presentation formats.  I am currently an assistant professor of urban design at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).  Prior to my present position, I was fellow in architecture at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft, coordinator of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut, co-initiator and co-principal researcher of the project Automated Landscapes also at Het Nieuwe Instituut, emerging curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and research associate at the Department of Urban Planning and Design of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before moving onto research, I practiced as architect and urban designer in Madrid. There I worked as senior urban designer on the Madrid Río Project and team lead in the winning competition entry for the Integration of the River Tajo in Toledo. From time to time I go back to design practice, through competitions and other projects.

My research on work landscapes has been published, among others, in Articulo-Journal of Urban Research, Solitude JournalHarvard Design Magazine, Volume, Domus, e-flux Architecture, and as several book chapters. My editorial work includes co-editing issue 25 of Footprint: Delft Architecture Theory Journal (with Dan Handel, 2019), and the books Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture (with Dirk van den Heuvel and Janno Martens, 2020) and Roadside Picnics: Encounters with the Uncanny (with Alkistis Thomidou, forthcoming 2021).

I have a track record of prestigious individual research funding and awards, including: 2020 open competition for  PhD positions on 6 Faculty research themes of the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, 2018 Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award of the International Planning History Society,  Honorable Mention fellowship in the Call for Fellows of Het Nieuwe Instituut 2016, for post-graduate studies of Fundación La Caixa, Druker Traveling Fellowship of Harvard University, research fellowship from the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, and  fellowship for graduate studies of Fundación Caja Madrid. I have also played a major role in a number of successful funding co-applications, including JPI Urban Europe, Conference Grant of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science,  and Design Trust Hong Kong Feature Grant.