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María José García

María José García

Barcelona, ES

 

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Employment 

MAKA GREEN BCN, Barcelona, ES, co-founder. co-director

Since 2010, I’m co-founder and director of MAKA GREEN BCN, a non-profit organization to promote creativity and entrepreneurship to build sustainable and lively cities trough design and social innovation.

Projects:
MAKA BCN, Digital magazine of sustainable design.
MAKA SHOP, online store for local ecodesigners.
Pop-Up Landscapes, urban intervention in the framework of the 7th European Biennial of Landscape architecture.

May 2010 - current
 

CEDIM. Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey. Mexico, Monterrey, MX, Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor of architecture and interior design.

Guided more than 40 architectural projects with an average of 30 students per semester. Leader in the implementation of a Vertical Workshop, fostering the link between different levels of learning in one class, which also decreases the budget of the institution. Today, the school maintains this educational model.

Mar 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Eupalia SL, Architect

All tasks inherent to their profession, specializing in construction and rehabilitation, from conception of ideas to the final project and assistance in project management and construction. Also participating in the Pathogen Constructive Expertise.

Jan 2005 - May 2010
 

United Nations Development Programme · Fundacomun · World Bank, Architect

Individual consulting in projects for the rehabilitation of slums in Caracas. (CAMEBA PROJECT )

Oct 2002 - Oct 2003
 

Lasala & Lasala Arquitectos, Architect

Began my career in Lasala Lasala & architects participating in the development of basic and executive projects of buildings and large-scale urban projects for the rehabilitation of slums of Caracas and other cities of Venezuela.

Aug 2001 - Aug 2002
 

Education 

Universitat de Barcelona, PhD, Public Space and Urban Regeneration

Phd (theoretical phase). "Public Space and Urban Regeneration. Art and Society“. University of Barcelona. Fine Arts Faculty. UB. Barcelona, Spain.

Jan 2004 - current
 

Universidad de Sevilla, BArch, Architecture

Aproval of architecture degree by the University of Sevilla. ETSAS. Architecture Technical College of Sevilla. Sevilla, Spain.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009
 

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Masters, Proyectos Arquitectónicos

Masters. “The project: Approaches to architecture from a historical and social environment“. Polytechnic University of Cataluña. Architecture Technical College. ETSAB Barcelona, Spain.

Oct 2003 - Oct 2004
 

Universidad Central de Venezuela, BArch, Architecture

Architecture Degree. University of Central Venezuela. Architecture and Urbanism Faculty. FAU-UCV. Caracas, Venezuela.

Mar 1995 - Dec 2001
 

Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette, BArch, Architecture

The last year was part of an exchange program in L‘Ècole d’Architecture Paris La Villette. EAPLV. Paris, France.

Oct 1999 - Oct 2000
 

Awards 

Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards, 1st Place

MAKA GREEN BCN, was one of the 10 winner projects in the IV edition of "Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards".
This award is organized by Universidad Europea de Madrid ans Youth Action Net.

1999
 

Socrates - Erasmus Scholarship, Scholarship

ERASMUS is the EU's flagship education and training programme enabling 200 000 students to study and work abroad each year. In addition, it funds co-operation between higher education institutions across Europe. The programme not only supports students, but also professors and business staff who want to teach abroad, as well as helping university staff to receive training.

The place of the Scholarship was L'École d'Architecture Paris La Villette. Paris, France.

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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