Founder and co-director of the Master in Collective Housing. Chair professor of Architectural Design of the School of Architecture of Madrid, ETSAM, UPM. Honorary professor of the University of Montevideo. Director of the Master in City Sciences (MCS), ETSAM, UPM.

In the academic field, Chema has a recognized career. In addition to his position as Chair professor at the ETSAM and Director of the Master in Collective Housing, he is director and coordinator of the PhD courses of the doctoral program agreement between the Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He has also been director of the Summer School of the UPM, coordinator of the Master in Interior Design of the ETSAM and coordinator of the Socrates-Erasmus agreement with the Slovak University of Technology. He has been PhD director of several thesis and final thesis tutor at the ETSAM, UPM.

He has been member of the Cultural Council of Madrid, Member of the COAM Governing Board and representative of the High Council of Architects. He has also participated as jury of several architecture awards and competitions and has been lecturer in conferences all around the world.


He is a member of the Research Group on Collective Housing of the ETSAM, UPM and has participated in different research projects. His writings have been published in books and magazines such as Arquitectura Viva, Habitaçao e Cidade or Ciudad y Territorio, among others. He is the author of the books Collective housing: a manual and Housing, envelope, frame.

In the professional field, he is founder and CEO of DL+A architects, a studio that has been running for more than 25 years. The work of the studio has been published and awarded in national and international contests and they have opened a new headquarters in Brazil for the development of the first prize the won in a competition for the CDHU of Brazil.

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