Cristina Gallego Gamazo

Cristina Gallego Gamazo

Madrid, ES



I am an architect with more than seven years of professional experience in companies dedicated to quality control, management and technical consultancy, in planning and architecture fields. In addition, I further my skills and qualifications with doctoral studies related to urban sustainability and postgraduate specialization on Development and International Cooperation and energy efficiency, along with collaborations with different NGOs and associations.

As architect at Arquitectos Urbanistas Ingenieros Asociados, AUIA, I have been part of teams working in architecture and urban planning services, involved in different stages from the conception to the control of the construction works. In the architecture area, I have participated in residential, logistics, parking and singular building projects. While, in urbanism I have gained experience in different city and regional planning and urban design projects. Therefore, I have experience in all stages and scales of architecture and planning projects. Currently, I am a freelance architect providing architecture services, building engineering, planning and research.

I am a PhD candidate in the Urban and Regional Planning Unit of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, in the Program: “Peripheries, Sustainability and Urban Vitality”. In addition, recently I have been a visiting PhD student at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape of the University of Newcastle. My main research subjects of interest are energy efficiency and integrated urban regeneration with an active collaboration and communication between local actors.

I also have experience as technical consultant for different NGOs, with some overseas experience in Bolivia and Lebanon. I would like to highlight that I have founded with more professionals the Association Otro Hábitat - OH. This is an action-research group interested in collaborative planning to improve neighborhoods’ liability and accessibility conditions.

I am very eager to further my career and achieve some international experience related to architecture, facilities, urban design and planning projects. I will be glad to attend and discuss my career and work experience plans and qualifications. Samples of my work can be downloaded at

Thank you for the attention.

Best Regards,
Cristina Gallego Gamazo



- Research and local action projects focused on the study of urban quality, habitability and accessibility conditions, with a strong interest in collaborative urban planning.
- June 2011: organization Movimiento por la Paz, el Desarme y la Libertad, MPDL. External consultancy and technical support in the pre-identification and design of the strategic plan for the Republic of Lebanon, based on participation, livelihood and accessibility improvement of deprived settlements, in order to present it to the 2011 Call of Conventions of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and Development, AECID.
- 2010 - 2012: Project: Canillejas imagina un parque, Canillejas District, Madrid. Creative educative program and community activity aimed to reflect on the neighborhood conditions, design a proposal to upgrade a vacant lot and build it with recycled materials in a collaborative manner. Further information:

Sector: NGO and Foundations.

Oct 2005 - current


- Fix term collaboration with the team in charge of the renewal and conservation of warehouses and industrial buildings in Trubia, Asturias.

Sector: Architecture and interior design services.

Apr 2012 - May 2012

Arquitectos Urbanistas Ingenieros Asociados, AUIA SLU. Associate Practice of Green Building Spain, GBCe, Madrid, ES, JUNIOR ARCHITECT and URBAN PLANNER

Part of teams engaged on architecture and urban planning projects.
- Responsible for different stages of residencial, logistics and public service buildings projects.
- Collaborator in urban planning, urban sustainable renewal and urban design projects.
The most relevant projects I was involved were:
- 2005. Municipal Urban Planning for Torres de Alameda City Council. Madrid, Spain.
- 2006. General Services Building of the Logistic Center of the Airport of Manises. Valencia, Spain.
- 2010. Urban Revitalisation Plan of the environment of the river Manzanares. Madrid, Spain.
- 2010. Diagnosis. Master Plan of Delicias, Méndez Álvaro and Abroñigal. Madrid, Spain.
- 2010. Urban Reconversion of Platja de Palma Master Plan. Mallorca, Spain.
- 2010. Residential buildings rehabilitation Design Project in Platja de Palma. Pilot project.

Sector: General Consulting: Architecture and urban planning services.

Apr 2004 - Jan 2011

Arquitectos sin Fronteras Castilla y León, ASF CyL., Valladolid, ES, VOLUNTEER. TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

- Since 2001: involved in different stages of International Cooperation and Development Programs, in particular in Nicaragua and Bolivia.
- Part of a technical team in charge of infield work to evaluate an architecture and community development project in Potosí, Bolivia. The project was a Productive Center in collaboration with the local NGO, CENPOSEP. The team mission was control the construction works, conduct community activities, contact with local actors and identify new projects.

Sector: NGO and Foundations.

Apr 2004 - Apr 2004

Technique Office: Alex Borge Boorsma and Gonzalo Ramírez Santa Pau., Madrid, ES, ARCHITECT

- Design architecture projects, proposals, models and presentation.
- Units measurement, costs estimation and project scheduling (define the plan and control its use).

Sector: Arquitecture Design Office.

Jan 2004 - Mar 2004

Ingeniería IDOM Internacional, Madrid, ES, ARCHITECT

- Fixed time collaboration for a design architectural competition to extend a Hospital Center.

Sector: Consulting: Engineering.

Nov 2003 - Dec 2003

Asistencia Técnica Industrial, ATISAE, Valladolid, ES, STUDENT INTERNSHIP 500 hours

- Structural control and supervision of new constructions according to the Technical Ordinances, required to certify the quality of the construction works in order to obtain the obligatory civil technique insurance for buildings damages.

Sector: Quality Control.

Nov 2002 - Apr 2003

Valladolid University. International Relations Office Service, Valladolid, ES, STUDENT INTERNSHIP 350 hours

- Logistical and administrative support for exchange professors and students Programs.
- Organize activities and provide information to current and prospect exchange students.

Sector: Administrative and support service activities.

Nov 2001 - Nov 2002


Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid, España., PhD, DOCTORAL STUDIES. PhD Program: Suburbs, Sustainability and Urban Vitality.

Research activity:
- September 2008. Research supervised by Professor José Miguel Fernández Güell: Innovative processes that foster participatory planning. Participation as a link between basic socio-economic actors and citizens. Research recognized by the ‘2009 National Award of Urbanism Ricardo Santos Diez’.
- July 2009. Advanced Researcher Studies Diploma.
- Thesis in progress supervised by Professor José Miguel Fernández Güell: The regeneration of inactive suburbs of the first Spanish peripheries: opportunities for collaboration between local actors.
- October 2011- December 2011 (full time student)
Global Urban Research Unit - School of Architecture, Landscape and Planning - Newcastle University Visiting student PhD researcher.
Complementary study to my Thesis supervised by Dr. Geoff Vigar: Strategies of collaboration towards an integrated urban regeneration processes: lessons from the UK.
- February 2011. Collaboration scholarship at New Technologies Architecture and City, NUTAC Research Group, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Research commissioned by the Ministry of Public Works and Development. Exhibition: STREET VIEW: urban regeneration and social housing. Further information:

Sep 2006 - current

Gestor Energético Econova, Barcelona, ES, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: LEED Basic Concepts / Preparation LEED GA Exam

- Training on basic concepts of sustainable construction used in the LEED certification system, the benefits and the integrated approach of the LEED system.

Apr 2012 - Jun 2012

Fundación de la Energía de la Comunidad de Madrid (Local agency related to energy), Madrid, Spain, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY CERTIFICATION

- Training in new buildings Energy Efficiency Certification and computer energy performance simulations.

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

COAM Instituto de Arquitectura de la Fundación, COAM - Chamber of Architects of Madrid, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: HABITAT ECOLOGY

Specialization courses:
- Rehabilitation of residential and special buildings basis on energy efficiency factors.
- The design of the house. Bioclimatic architecture.
- Low environmental impact construction techniques.

Apr 2009 - May 2009

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, POSTGRADUATE SPECIALIZATION: BASIC HABITABILITY - INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

ICHaB, UNESCO Chair of Basic Habitability in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
- Specialization Course on Basic Habitability and Urban Planning Tools for human settlements.
- Urban Planning practical issues related to International Cooperation and Development Programs

Jan 2004 - Jun 2004

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid. , MArch, MASTERS DEGREE: MArch ARCHITECT

- History and theory of Architecture, achitectural and urban design, urban planning, structural design, construction and building and urban facilities.
- 2000/2001: Erasmus exchange student. Technische Universität Harburg-Hamburg, Germany.

Oct 1995 - Oct 2003


Ideas competition for the reactivation of inner cities vacant lots, 1st Place

Project: Solar adquirido por niños (Solar adquire by children)

The idea is develop a strategy to encourage the participation of the children with the collaboration of the schools community to design and reactivate in a collaborative manner inner cities vacant lots, and generate a net of temporal reactivate places to exchange tools, ideas and activities, but also foster the mobility of the children and youngster to other neighbourhoods and learn from other experiences.
The pilot project has been done in the District of San Blas, in collaboration with the community school La Alemeda.

Further information:


2009 National Award of Urbanism Ricardo Santos Diez’, 1st Place

- September 2008. Research supervised by Professor José Miguel Fernández Güell: Innovative processes that foster participatory planning. Participation as a link between basic socio-economic actors and citizens. Research recognized by the ‘2009 National Award of Urbanism Ricardo Santos Diez’.


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