YVAC2023 Jury - Ignasi Gutierrez

Ignasi Fontcuberta

Position: ELIA
Categories: YVAC2023
Location: Spain

Ignasi Fontcuberta Gutiérrez is a licensed architect, graduated with honors in 2011 from the School of Architecture in the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC- ETSAB). He was a visiting student at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) during the school semesters of 2009/2010, and intern at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM Chicago) until the spring of 2011. In 2012 he joined the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) as an architect, where he developed and led multiple national and international projects and competitions in places such as Barcelona, Ibiza, Miami, Los Angeles, Turkey, Norway or Germany. In 2016 he pursued a master’s degree in Sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction in the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC- ETSAV) and in 2017 co-founded Estudi biga, which became an associated architectural studio of OAB. Since 2013 Ignasi has combined architectural practice with university teaching. That year he joined the International University of Catalonia (UIC) as a Design Studio associate professor. In 2018 he also joined the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC- ETSAB) as an Architectural Technology associate professor, specialized in dry and prefabricated construction. In 2022 Ignasi co-founded ELIA, a sister company of OAB, with the mission to meet the new needs of society, especially in KSA. ELIA brings to its projects innovation, technology, sustainability, technical services and multimedia, among others. Ignasi currently is ELIA’s Head of Design.