Virginia De Jorge-Huertas

Virginia De Jorge-Huertas

Madrid, ES



Virginia De Jorge-Huertas (Madrid 1991) is an architect, researcher and educator; licensed with the Spanish Chamber of Architects.

De Jorge is an architect with Honours, she holds a PhD. in Architecture with Summa Cum Laude and “international mention” from the School of Architecture - University of Alcala, (ETSA-UAH, Madrid). Visiting Researcher at the Architectural Association in London and Visiting Scholar at the Università Iuav di Venezia funded with two traveling research grants of the ‘program FPU’ by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Winner of an ARQUIA scholarship (Caja de Arquitectos Foundation) award for her academic record. 1º Prize for Europan 14. Winner of the 3º prize Schindler. Several prizes and publications (Designing the Future 07, IsArch, Creative Cities Congress) for “Fuencarral PFC” project. Shortlisted in Europan 15 with "Laterza Lievita", among prizes in the intersection of architecture and research. Invited speaker at research national/international meetings. Research and professional work published in several conferences, books, magazines, and refereed journals.  Part of the work-team of the Research Project MUWO Women in Spanish (Post)Modern Architecture Culture. Postdoctoral Researcher in Architectural History and Tº at the Università Iuav di Venezia and Archivio Progetti Iuav (2019 - 2020). 


Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, ES, Assistant Professor

Architectural Graphic Design - Drawing


Sep 2022 - current

Virginia De Jorge Huertas, Madrid, ES, Architect, Ph.D. Researcher, Educator

Research-oriented design practice
Registered Architect COAM - Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid since 2015
More info:

- Special Mention "Air and Light. the 'lungs' of Collective Housing". New York Fellowship Arquia - Real Academia de San Fernando
- Shortlisted Europan 15. Laterza Lievita, Italy
- First Prize Europan 14. Bazana Go! Cooperative of Ecological Production
- Finalist "My roots are my inspiration". Opengap. T4Team
- Awarded "Urban regeneration Strategies in Fuencarral"
- Awarded isARCH - Fuencarral
- Third Prize Schindler - Cocheras de Cuatro Caminos, Madrid

Mar 2015 - current

XLarch / Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, CN, Assistant Professor

Teacher Architecture Design Studio and Urban Studies

Jan 2022 - Jun 2022

MuWo R&D Project - Women in Spanish (Post)Modern Architecture Culture, Online, Independent Researcher

Research IP: Prof. Lucia C. Pérez Moreno
MuWo research project studies the difficulties of that incorporation and analyses the contributions of women architects to the Spanish built environment and...

Oct 2019 - Dec 2021

Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, Postdoctoral Reseacher

"Giancarlo De Carlo: mettere in mostra l’architettura. Indagine critica nei fondi archivistici relativi all’opera di GDC"
Research IP: Prof. Sara Marini

Dec 2019 - Dec 2020

Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, ES, Teaching Assistant and Researcher

2016 - 2019: Teacher Architectural Projects - Architecture Design Studio
(2016 - 2019: Área de Proyectos Arquitectónicos, Grupo Taller)

2017-2018: Principal Researcher of the “Innovative Didactic project”: "Development of spatial capacities through the application of a 1m3 cube in variable and experimental domestic environments". (Competitive) Financed by the 'Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación' of the University of Alcalá (ICE-UAH). 01/12/2017 01/12/2018

Beneficiary of a four-year Ph.D. contract granted called "FPU-Formación de Profesorado Universitario" by the Spanish Ministery of Education, Culture, and Sports (MECD) for professional and academic merit. Tutor: Prof. Fernando Quesada. Grant Number: FPU15/00791

Sep 2016 - Oct 2019

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Barcelona, ES, Architect

Makoto Fukuda's team
- International Competition in Kosovo, “Masterplan Kodrina Complex” 2016
- Implementation Project in China, Youpon. Experimental housing, atelier.
- Participation in the Collateral Event at the Biennale di Venezia 2016. 15th International Architecture Exhibition Venezia, Italy.

MF team: Michele Di Maggio, Mariana Albuquerque, Massimiliano Fitipaldi, Davide Panelli, Marina Martins, Huiting Huang and Virginia De Jorge Huertas.

Jan 2016 - Sep 2016

FICARQ - Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura, Teleworking , Independent Graphic Journalist

- Participation in the technical Brief of the VR-POLIS, Spanish Pavillion in the London Design Biennale 2016:

- Elaboration of graphic post each +- 2 months for the online FICARQ platform:

Jan 2015 - Sep 2016

Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture, Madrid, ES, Curator Assistant

Curator: Vladimir Belogolovsky
Assistants: Pablo C. Wegmann + Virginia De Jorge Huertas
COAM - Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (ES)

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Aybar Mateos Arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Architect

- Rehabilitation of Castellana 44 Office Tower. First Prize > Built.
- Social Housing in Switzerland. International Competition.
- 99 Social Housing in Alcala de Henares. Built.
- Masterplan in Madrid. By invitation

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015

Verdasco Arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Intern Architect

Dec 2012 - Feb 2013


Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, ES, PhD, Ph.D

Sep 2015 - Sep 2019

Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, PhD, Visiting Scholar

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, PhD, Visiting Program

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Escuela tecnica superior de Arquitectura y Geodesia, Madrid, ES, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Feb 2015


Ph.D. Thesis - XIII Arquia Biennial PhD, Nomination

(Shortlisted in the last 10 of a total of 68 Ph.D thesis)


VII New York Research Fellowship 2021, Honorable Mention

Research Project: “Air and Light. The 'lungs' of Collective Housing”


FPU - MECD Research travelling grants, Grant

Visiting Researcher at the Architectural Association in London and at the Università Iuav di Venezia funded with two traveling research grants of the ‘program FPU’ by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.


First Prize Europan 14, 1st Place

Bazana GO! Cooperative of Ecological Production.
Team Data| Team Representative: Virginia de Jorge Huertas (ES) – architect
Associate: Nicolás Gutiérrez (ES) – architect. Contributors: Berta Calle Martos (ES) – architecture student; Jaime Cored (ES), Marta Monzón (ES) – building engineers
Source: Europan Europe 14. https://www.europan


Winner ARQUIA, Award

Arquia Foundation. Winner for academic merits.
Architecture Studio: Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT


FPU Research contract, Grant

Awarded and recipient of a four-year competitive research contract called “FPU (Formación de Profesorado Universitario”) in 2016, financed by the Minister of Education Culture and Sport (MECD) of the Spanish Government, obtained for professional and academic merits to do the Ph.D.


Inspiration Hotel - Opengap Finalist, Nomination

"My Roots Are My Inspiration"
Together with A4 Tsawehuca Tea – Pablo Claudio Wegmann, Nieves A. Calvo, Chenta Tsai Tseng and Virginia de Jorge Huertas


First Prize PFC-, 1st Place

"Estrategias de reactivación urbana en el poblado dirigido de Fuencarral" (1960-2015) / "Strategies for urban reactivation in Fuencarral" (1960-2015)
- Published in the magazine Designing the Future no7, 2015.
- Selected in "Designing the Future" among 200 projects 2015
- Shortlisted isARCH 2015
- Speaker in the IV Congress on Creative Cities UCM. Enero 2016
* Suma Cum Laude - University of Alcala


Santander professional scholarship, Grant

Winner for academic merits.


IsArch Competition, Nomination

“Urban Reactivation Strategies Fuencarral 1960 – 2015”


Introduction to research fellowship, Grant

Recipient of the "Introduction to research fellowships" from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports for academic record merits (2014 - 2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Fernando Quesada


Schindler Award for accessibility in architecture projects, 3rd Place

Rethink and regenerate an Industrial Architecture Project in Madrid center, called "Cocheras de Cuatro Caminos".


Research fellowship, Scholarship

Recipient of the collaboration research fellowships from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports for academic record merits (2013 - 2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Esperanza González


Areas of Specialization