Pablo Fernandez-Villaverde

Pablo Fernandez-Villaverde

New York, NY, US



My intention during the last years working and studying in Madrid and in New York has been attempting to achieve the silent elegance of what is essential and a subordination of the profession to the demands of human habitat. In addition, I have been identifying and examining remarkable examples of public and civic interventions in architecture in order to speculate on their possible uses. A wide range of practices has been included, representing diverse agendas, scales, locations, levels of realization, and accomplishments, and allowing me to develop a set of simple goals that aim to foster the public realm: street reactivation, density enhancement, and collective evolutionary interaction. These strategies based on simplicity and precision are implemented as an attempt to elaborate a rationale to support my individual aesthetic identity and to acquire a narrative and ethos that would qualify me to participate in the public debate, translating politics into livable spaces, volumes, and urban fabric.



luis vidal + architects, Madrid, Junior architect

Implementation of design and construction drawing sets for large scale public hospitals. Environmental research for new typological techniques. Main projects:
1. Novo Hospital de Vigo (297,243 m2). Galicia, Spain.
2. Hospital Can Mises (19,156 m2). Ibiza, Spain.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Nandinee Phookan Architect, P.C., Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

Development of preliminary design drawings for commercial and residential spaces. Preparation of working sets, description and construction documents. Application of artistic technical skills to create sketches, presentations, renderings, and competitions. Sustainable building research in order to achieve LEED accreditation. Survey inventory and as-built drawing sets elaboration. Meeting and dealing with clients. Main projects:
1. 28 Old Fulton Street: Renovation of a 3,700 sq. ft. apartment duplex in Brooklyn Heights, NYC.
2. NYCHA affordable housing renovations in White Plains, Yorktown and Newsburgh, Upstate NY.
3. Galgotia University Master Plan. Mumbai, India.
4. Community First corporate offices in DUMBO, Brooklyn
5. Design and development of furniture for Imake Studio (

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011

García-Germán Asociados, Madrid, Student architect

Research, design and debate of proposals and competitions. Construction drawings development. Responsible of image elaboration for both public competitions and private clients. Main projects:
1. M40 social housing: 56 public dwellings in Madrid.
2. Nacka Rings: Master plan for a suburb in Stockholm, Sweden.
3. Nodo Ciudalcampo. Offices and retail development with a public square.
4. Affordable housing competitions in Vallecas and Vicalvaro (Madrid).
5. Urban planning n in La Marina neighbourhood, Madrid.
6. Mixed use SSR: 400,000 sq.ft. of offices and retail space.

Jun 2007 - Jun 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from GSAPP Columbia University.

May 2012 - May 2013

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid, MArch, Architecture

Architect by the Madrid Polytechnic School (E.T.S.A.M.): 2003-2010 (6 years degree equivalent to Bachelor + Master of Architecture). First Level Honors.
Areas of Concentration: 1. Construction Techniques. 2. Building Management.

Sep 2003 - Feb 2010


Brooklyn Building Award, 1st Place

First Prize in the Brooklyn Building Award, as a team member at Nandinee Phookan Architects (2011)


Future Façade Trespa, Honorable Mention

inalist in the Future Façade Trespa Competition (2010)


International Competition of Photography Fototalentos 09, 2nd Place

Photography competition with over 30,000 entries


Valdebebas Urban Park International Competition, Honorable Mention


Europan 09, 1st Place

irst Prize in the Europan 9 Competition, organized by the European Union, as a team member of García-German Arquitectos (2006)


National Mathematics Cometition Guadalaviar, 1st Place


National Mathematics Cometition Guadalaviar, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization