Héctor Fernández Elorza
Architect degree at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, in 1998 where he, since 2001, is Lecturing Professor in Architectural Projects.
He was awarded the scholarship from the EU-exchange program at Darmstadt Institute of Technology in 1995 and1996 and at Technical Royal Institute of Stockholm, KTH in 1997 and 1998. His postgraduate studies were continued in Scandinavia, awarded grant by the Marghit and Folke Perzhon Foundation in 1999 and 2000. This period was dedicated to his PhD research at the Architectural Museum Archive in Stockholm and the Alvar Aalto Foundation in Helsinki. The Ph.D. studies have been finalized in 2014 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, with the Doctoral Thesis named “Asplund vs. Lewerentz”, which was awarded with the “Premio extraordinario de la UPM”.
Awarded the Second Prize in the International Competition “Louis Poulsen”, Copenhague,1999; First Prize in the Competition “The House of the Third Millennium” Cantú, (Italia), 1999; Second Prize in the Competition “Karhus”, Stockholm, 2000; Finalist in the Competition “Leca-Mur”, Linköping, (Sweden), 2000; Fourth Prize in the Competition “Stockholm Bostader”, Stockholm, 2000. His work “Architectural Documentation Centre in Madrid” was awarded: First Prize in the AR+D PRIZE from the British Architecture Association, RIBA, Finalist in the ENOR PRIZE 2005, Finalist in the COSENZA PRIZE 2005, First Prize in SALONI PRIZE 2005 and Finalist in BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA ESPAÑOLA 2005. Finalist in the GARCIA MERCADAL PRIZES 2007, 2011 and 2012 with the Urban Project “Zuera Sur”, “Valdefierro´s Park” and “Twin squares” in Zaragoza; Second Prize in the Competition “The old town of Belchite”, 2009. His work Chemical Laboratory Building in Alcala University was awarded First Prize in the ATEG-PRIZE 2010, Second Prize in the BIGMAT PRIZE 2011 and First Prize in the ENOR-MADRID AWARD 2012. In 2012 he was awarded with the DESING VANGUARD for emerging architects by the magazine Architectural Record.
In 2000 and 2012 he participated at the Biennale di Architecture di Venezia.
During 2009 y 2010 he has been awarded the ROMA PRIZE in the Spanish Academy in Rome.