Architect [School of Architecture (ETSA UPM), 1999 | École Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1994-1995]; Master’s degree in Analysis and Design of Landscape Architecture [Universitat de les Illes Balears, 2005-2007]; Specialist degree in Cooperation for Third World Urban Settlements Development [ICHaB-ETSA UPM, 2010]; Master program in Shelter & Settlement in Emergencies for Natural Disasters [Oxford Brookes University, 2016].
She has been admitted to the Visiting Fellowship Programme at the University of Oxford for an international stay of Hilary term 2022-2023. She has been Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis . Lecturer at the UPM & Universidad Complutense, at Master’s in Strategies and Technologies for Development [2021-now]; at the ICHaB-ETSAM Cooperation Experts Course, at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares [2009, 2013-2016], in the Master’s Program for Advanced Architecture and City Projects; at Universidad Europea de Madrid [2005-2013]; and at Instituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona [2004-2005]. Researcher at Instituto de las Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, CSIC, in the Systems of Provisional Housing in Emergencies project [1998-2001].
She worked in Alison Brooks Architects, London [2001-2004]. She set up her own practice Juana Canet Architects in 2004. Her built works include: “Casa Poligonal” (Poligonal House) in Bendinat, Calviá ; “Bloque Celosía” (Lattice Block) in Cala Ratjada ; ‘Juego cromático’ (color play) classroom in Palma ; “Bloque Zigzag” (Zigzag Block), Palma . Among the over 20 awards she has received are first prizes for: Tsunami Memorial, Thailand ; Integral Housing Development, San Cristóbal de Bolívar, Colombia ; Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean, Colombia ; Secar de la Real Day Center, Palma ; Urban Model, Querétaro, Mexico ; Other prize winners: Urban Development and Social Inclusion ; Santa Ponsa Archaeological Museum, Mallorca ; Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements, Za’atari, Jordan ; Project Earth2: Cities of Tomorrow .
In the field of research, she actively participates in the UPM Refugee Platform since its inception  in various projects, including: the generation of the “Needs Assessment Methodology under a Multidisciplinary Approach [NAUTIA]”; digital literacy and improvement of classrooms in Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria; and she leads a project of financed by the Madrid City Council 2020-2021: “Assessment Methodology for the integration of refugees in urban areas. City of Madrid.” She has participated with “Bamboo for Sustainable Livelihood project” in INNOVA SAHEL initiative  organized by CIDEAL Foundation for Cooperation and Research and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation [AECID]
Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation: ‘Refugee Camps, from Temporary to Permanence. Atlas of Sub-Saharan African and Mediterranean.’ She is Vice-president of the Union of Mediterranean Architects [UMAR] 2017-now.
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