Helena Casanova is a Spanish architect. Since 2000, she is registered as architect at the Dutch SBA. In 2001 she established in Rotterdam with Jesús Hernández the office Casanova+Hernandez architects, urban planners and landscape architects. The office has been awarded in different international competitions, such as the Marubi National Photo Museum in Albania, the Ceramic Museum in Jinzhou, China, the master plan for Lichterfelde Süd in Berlin, the Cooltower in Rotterdam, Europan 6 in Groningen and Europan 7 in the Hague.
She has been visiting lecturer and critic since 2002 at different Schools of Architecture such as TU Delft, Chalmers School of Architecture in Goteborg (where she has been as well Visiting Censor), Artesis in Antwerp, MaHKU in Utrecht and the AvB of Rotterdam, Anrhem and Amsterdam.
She has been guest professor in educational institutions such as the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the School of Architecture at the Shenzhen University and the Lebanese American University. She has been invited as jury member to different international competitions.
She is author together with Jesús Hernández of several books such as ‘Scale and Perception’ (2013, Wasmuth Publishers, Berlin) and ‘Public Space Acupuncture’ (2014, Actar Publishers, New York).
Her work has been spread throughout Europe, US, South America, Australia and Asia through lectures, exhibitions, debates and publications.