Silvia Colmenares holds a PhD in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2015), where she teaches since 2008, and is Subhead for Research and Publishing of the Architectural Design Department since 2016. She is a member of the ARKRIT Research Group, devoted to architectural criticism, having contributed to research projects on collective dwelling and public space. She has been director of the three editions of Critic|all: International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism, and editor of its associated publications.
Her academic research focuses on a critical re-reading of the terms with which modern architecture has been commonly described, in the light of the concepts of functional indifference and formal neutrality.
Since 2001, she co-directs the architecture office Colmenares Vilata Arquitectos.