Phd Architect, Partner and founder of Murado y Elvira Arquitectos, Juan Elvira is a Design Studio teacher at ETSAM. His phd degree (summa cum laude) received the 1st mention at the Arquia/Tesis Foundation. He received a Master's degree from Columbia University in New York City, under "LaCaixa" Foundation Fellowship. He is also Urban Workshop professor at IE University, and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at various national and international universities, such as NTNU in Trondheim or the International University of Catalonia. His works have been awarded in national and international competitions, and exhibited, among others, at the Biennale di Venezia, BAE, EXPORT or Freshmadrid. Among them, his student residence hall in Trondheim (Norway) received Trondheim's Townhall Energy Efficiency Prize, was nominated for Norway's National Architecture Prize (2012), and was selected for the 2013 Spanish Architecture Bienniale. Recently, his Baiona Public Library has been nominated to the Mies van der Rohe Award (2019).