Israel Alba

The firm has a highly qualified international team focused on providing imaginative and responsible solutions to the challenges and needs of a changing and emerging society, centered on a specialization in the field of technical knowledge, but also delving into human, social and cultural concerns. Our philosophy acknowledges that our work does not exist in a vacuum – that a response to the environment and to human needs, combined with adequate knowledge of up-to-date techniques, as well as environmental engineering and landscape design, are essential to the development of energetically and economically sustainable architectural projects.

The office’s experience ranges in scale from interior design to the design of large residential and industrial complexes and represents almost the full spectrum of building types: waste treatment, residential, corporate headquarters, commercial premises, laboratories, sports facilities, educational, institutional, industrial, cultural, etc. We also offer consulting services (waste management and energy) and engage in technical research projects.

Founded in 2000 by Israel Alba, architect, who earned his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Madrid School of Architecture in 2015 with the qualification of summa cum laude. Grant recipient from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, US.

Since 2007 he has combined his professional activity with teaching as an associate professor at the Pontifical University of Salamanca School of Architecture, Madrid Campus (UPSAM). His work has received numerous awards on a national and international level, including the XBIAU in 2016, the AZ Awards in 2014, the PID Global Awards in 2013, the Europe 40 under 40 in 2011, the Philippe Rotthier European Prize for Architecture in 2011 and 2014, the COAM award in 2009 and 2005, the EXPOSYNERGY A. PRIZE in 2010, and the ULI Europe Award in 2004.

He has lectured on the issue of waste management and possible solutions in Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Mexico and Spain and has been invited to serve on the juries of a number of architectural awards. His work has been exhibited and published in various specialized media, both nationally and internationally.