Juan Elvira

Architect from ETSAM, 1997. Partner and founder of Murado y Elvira Arquitectos. Architectural Design at ETSAM since 2001 and a design critic and Urban Workshop professor at IE University since 2013. He received a scholarship from the “LaCaixa” Foundation for postgraduate studies (1998) and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City (AAD, 2000). He has been a visiting professor and lecturer at various national and international universities, such as NTNU in Trondheim, the International University of Catalonia or the Alicante School of Architecture. His projects have received awards in various national and international competitions and have been exhibited at Freshmadrid and at the 11th Venice Biennale, among others. Recently his student residence hall in Trondheim was nominated for Norway’s National Architecture Prize (2012) and selected for the 2013 Spanish Architecture Biennial. He engages in editorial work and criticism, which he began as editor of the architecture magazine Oeste. His doctoral thesis “Ghost Architecture” is based on research into the cultural and technological practice of producing architectural atmospheric effects.