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Esteve Solà-Saura

Esteve Solà-Saura

Barcelona, Boston, San Francisco

 

About 

I'm an catalan architect from Barcelona (SP, EU).

I've worked as an architect for my own studio (SOS Arquitectes), for the EMBA studio (Barcelona, SP, EU) and in collaboration with Origoni&Steiner Architetti Associati and other USA studios; being basically specialised on coordinating and leading design teams with a continuous interest on the finest detail.

Designing and building architectural projects, giving cycles of conferences about architecture and organizing exhibitions of industrial design and architecture.

Employment 

COAC, San Francisco, CA, US, COAC International Correspondent in San Francisco

Sep 2013 - current
 

SOUND ARCHS by ArtsAndArchs, Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

Ragdale Ring Project Competition.
Provisional theater in Chicago. Project chosen finalist.

International team members:
Aleix Antillach, Miquel Surinyach, Esteve Solà-Saura, Minoru Suzuki, Matteo Origoni & Jovan Cvetkovski.

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
 

Madre Design + Esteve Solà Arquitecte, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect

Designing and developing architectural projects:
2013
"Waller street" residence. San Francisco, California, USA.
SD / DD / CD - Project Architect.

2011-2012
“Tan-Cardoso” residence. San Francisco, California, USA.
DD / CD / CA - Project Architect.

2012
"Liberty street" residence. San Francisco, California, USA.
Preliminary designs/drawings to remodel and change of use of the building.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
 

SOS Arquitectura + Origoni e Steiner Architetti Associatti, Winnipeg, MB, CA, Project Architect

Warming Huts Competition.

International team members:
Origoni & Steiner associated architects, Esteve Solà-Saura, Pinuccio Sciola (Artist)

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
 

Exhibition "Barrique" - San Patrignano, Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Director Assistant

Direction of the exhibition "Barrique" in collaboration with the Origoni&Steiner Architetti Associati, for the San Patrignano comunity.
Project exhibited in several USA cities.
http://barrique.sanpatrignano.org/it

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Liebes Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architect Designer

Designing and developing architectural projects in the design phase:

2012
Remodel house in Telegraph Hill. San Francisco, California, USA.
SD/DD - Project Architect

2011
Remodel office building “Rhode Island”. San Francisco, California, USA.
SD / DD - Project Designer.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
 

SOS Arquitectura, San Francisco, CA, US, Cycles of Conferences+Exhibition_From Barcelona : Contemporary Architecture

From Barcelona: Contemporary Architecture
A view of the newest architecture and architects leading Barcelona as a city of reference for architecture around the world.
With the support and collaboration of:

Spain Arts and Culture program (Cultural Office of Spanish Consulate)
http://www.spainculture.us/calendar/718/

AIA-SF (American Institute of Architects - San Francisco)
http://aiasf.org/event/2012/11/08/from-barcelona-contemporary-architecture-series-2/

SF-BCN Sister City Initiative
http://sf-bcn.com/

Architecture Universities of Barcelona
UPC - UIC
http://www.uic.es/en/news?id_noti=3054

Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
 

Esteve Solà Arquitecte, Barcelona, ES, Principal Architect

Design of a warehouse and retirement pavillion in farmland. Lleida, Spain, EU.
In association with LaBaula.
http://labaula.eu/

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
 

EMBA - Estudi Massip Bosch Arquitectes, Barcelona, ES, Project Architect

Designing, developing and managing architectural projects in all their phases:

2008-2010
Diagonal 00 Tower. Telefónica Headquarters. Barcelona, Spain, EU.
SD / DD / CD / B&N / CA - Project Architect. (Façade and Auditorium)
Selected, Published & Exhibited project.

2010
“Jaume I” School Restricted Competition. Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, EU.
SD / DD - Project Architect.

2007-2009
Mixed use building “Volpelleres”. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, EU.
DD / CD / B&N / CA - Project Architect.
Selected, Published & Exhibited project.

2006
Offices & Logistic Center. TJ Collection Headquarters. Moscow, Russia.
SD / DD - Project Designer.

2006
Prison. Tàrrega, Lleida, Spain, EU.
DD / CD - Project Designer.
Exhibited project.

Apr 2006 - Dec 2010
 

SOS Arquitectura, Barcelona, ES, Principal Architect

Designing, developing and managing architectural projects in all their phases:

2009
“1 idea per ricostruzione” Competition. Title: EH-Emergency housing. Italy, EU.
SD / DD - Principal.
Selected, Published & Exhibited project.

2007
Cemetery Competition. Title: The path of memory. Vespella de Gaià, Spain, EU.
SD - Principal.

2005-2007
Reconversion of a Former Farm into a Residence. Ribelles, Lleida, Spain, EU.
SD / DD / CD / B&N / CA - Principal.
Selected, Published & Exhibited project.

2005
Two Residences. Castellnou de Bages, Barcelona, Spain, EU.
SD / DD / CD - Principal.

2004
Housing Building. Santpedor, Barcelona, Spain, EU.
SD / DD - Principal.

Sep 2004 - Dec 2009
 

SOS Arquitectura + Origoni e Steiner Architetti Associatti, Milan, IT; Barcelona, ES, Project Architect / Exhibition Director

Designing and developing architectural and exhibitions projects:
2005
Travel Museum. “Museo del Viaggio” for Touring Club Italiano. Lodi, Italy, EU.
SD / DD - Project Architect.
Exhibited project.

2004
Exhibition "Compasso d'Oro". Fair “Qui Italia”. ADI & ICI. Tokyo, Japan.
Director Assistant.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2005
 

Education 

USGBC, Boston, MA, US, LEED GA

LEED Professional Credential

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
 

QUALINNEO, ISO 14006 / UNE 150301

Eco-design management systems certification course. (Beyond LEED)
http://netgreennews.com/beyond-leed-europes-green-building-standards/

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
 
Sep 1997 - Sep 2003
 

Awards 

"Rassegna lombarda di architettura Under 40. Nuove proposte di Architettura", Nomination

SOS Arquitectura
Remodels and retrofit:
Reconversion of a Former Farm into a Residence. Ribelles, Lleida, Spain, EU.

2012
 

LEAF AWARDS 2011, 1st Place

EMBA studio
Commercial Building of the year:
Diagonal 00 Tower. Telefónica Headquarters. Barcelona, Spain, EU.

2011
 

Emporis Skycraper Award, Award

EMBA studio
Skycraper of the year. Selected at the top 10 best skycrapers:
Diagonal 00 Tower. Telefónica Headquarters. Barcelona, Spain, EU.

2011
 

LEAF AWARDS 2010, Award

EMBA studio
Selected finalist at Mixed-Use Building of the Year:
Mixed use building “Volpelleres”. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, EU.

2010
 

Premio Quatrium - Best Architecture Project 2010, 1st Place

EMBA studio
Diagonal 00 Tower. Telefónica Headquarters. Barcelona, Spain, EU.

2010
 

“1 idea per ricostruzione”, Nomination

SOS Arquitectura
Emergeny housing in Italy (EU).
Project title: EH-Emergency housing.

2009
 

“BARRACABARCELONA”, Nomination

Emergency housing in Barcelona (SP, CAT, EU).
Project title: 100m3.

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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