Irene Arranz Astasio

Irene Arranz Astasio

Madrid, ES



As a professional, I am efficient and effective in the work. I consider myself as a flexible person who is able to easily adapt to different works and even learn them from scratch, finding in each new challenge an incentive to measure my own capacities. It is this aim of challenging myself what has enabled me to be develop my professional profile in several fields at the same time: on the one hand, the architecture studies have reported me the bases from which everything emerges, from basic technical knowledge of construction as well as urban restoration and planning, meanwhile it taught me how to develop my capacities to think and to conceive through drawing. On the other hand, the travelling and learning foreign languages have discovered me different ways of thinking,  working and living, enriching my own way of thinking, working and living.
As an architect, I also believe that it is essential to consider that there is not only the program what has to be solved, but the surroundings and their requirements must be comprised in each one of the solution proposals and for that reason I consider that the architecture must be developed in two times: one individual one, in which the conception of ideas and the germ of the same ones are the base; and another one in group, in which the ideas beforehand conceived must be developed rather in group or, again, individually. Throughout the last years I have had the luck to work both times and both ways, being used to work on my own or as a part of a team. The school of Alcala is well-known and also recognized by specializing its architects in not so traditional fields of the architecture, such as landscape architecture and restoration and refurbishing, which has allowed me to also experiment with more creative disciplines like temporary artistic installations or even photography.  During the last two years, while finishing my formation as an architect, I have been given the chance to be formed as valuator, and have been working as one since I finished, so that the less developed aspect throughout the training program has also evolved, completing me as a professional of the architecture. At the same time as I was studying, and being conscious that nowadays it is essential to have the capacity to communicate fluently, I have invested part of my time in learning and improving languages speaking Spanish, English and German, besides to having basic Italian French knowledge.



Grüntuch-Ernst Architekten, Madrid, Junior Architecht

Junior Architect in the new German School of Madrid building. Work-in-place in the TGA department

Feb 2014 - current

UVE Valoraciones, Madrid, ES, Valuator

Real Estate market statistician & valuator
Control and Update Data on real estate market
Creation and management of "Real Estate Observatory UVE" database support pricing
Collaboration in the development of information for training

Jul 2011 - current

Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, ES, Graphic Expression Department Intern

Archive control, digitalized and organization

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, ES, Architecture International Office Intern

Help in managing existing international agreements (Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus and Latin American)
Assistance for opening and establishing new international agreements (Erasmus)
Direct contact with local and foreign students
Help in the process between different departments of foreign Architecture universities
Help in managing national agreements (Seneca)
Help in the process between different departments of national Architecture universities

Dec 2008 - Jul 2010

ARR- Arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Intern

Collaboration in a public tender to develop a new residential district in the city of Toledo. Development in a month the entire project, from idea to preliminary plan.

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008

Concorde international (in collaboration w/ Blanca Ruescas English School), Folkestone, GB, Group Leader

Care and responsibility of children between 10 and 18 years, from the pickup at the airport in Madrid to the collection by their parents at the airport once their stay is already finished.
Coordination of non-academic activities for children in collaboration with the activities team at Concorde International (excursions, visits to cinemas and theaters, etc.).
Ensure that children's academic levels are correct.
To ensure a pleasant stay for both children and host families.

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

Bueso-Inchausti & Rein Arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Intern

Implementation and development of measurements and budgets for a construction site with Presto

Jun 2005 - Jul 2005


Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, ES, MArch, Architect

Apart from the major developed areas in the traditional architecture studies(Projects, Construction, Graphic Expression, Urbanism, etc.), the University of Alcalá training broadens less traditional fields such as Landscape architecture and Public spaces, Restoration and recovery of buildings and cities and Building Pathology

Sep 2003 - Sep 2012

RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, DE, MArch, Architecture

Erasmus Scholaship. Planning, Designing, Building, Public Spaces, Environment and Sustainability and Arts.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008