rodrigo vargas

rodrigo vargas

Barcelona, ES



I am an architect specialized in Architecture Design and Urban Development in developing countries, with several years of work experience in Angola in several fields, including, architecture design, urban planning, event management and education.

I have a Master Degree in Urban Development with a final work focused on Slum Upgrading interventions in Lubango, Angola.

During the years I worked in Angola, I learned to interact and manage relationships with stakeholders at all levels of seniority, including politicians, academic professionals, land tenants, community based organizations and private entrepreneurs. 


Development Workshop, NGO, Huambo, AO, Architecture and Urban Planning Consultant

-Urban Development Planning and Social Housing Project in
Barrio da Banga. Huambo, Angola.
-Water Supply and Services Complex Design in Bairro da
Quissala. Huambo, Angola.
-Quissala District Urban Development Planning. Huambo,
-“Casa-Sutra” Multi-combination progressive Housing Solution
for Bairro da Quissala. Huambo, Angola.
-Progressive Housing Model 1 in Bairro da Quissala. Huambo
_Rural Housing Design in Canhacuto, Cuima, Huambo, Angola.
-“Okutiuka Hall” Interior Design of a Cultural Hall in the
Children Shelter of the Okutiuka NGO. Huambo, Angola.

Apr 2013 - current

Independent Architectural Services, Barcelona, ES, Architect

-Weekend Shelter design in the Midland of Arafo, Tenerife.
-SASSCAL Program Research Center and Database Quarters. Huambo, Angola. Programmatic and Technical Report.
-DNA Analysis Laboratory for Academic Research Project. Lubango, Angola.
-Family Housing rehabilitation in La Campana, Tijoco Bajo, Tenerife.
-Refurbishment of the Common Areas of the University Campus I.T.S. da Tundavala, Huíla, Angola.
-Programmatic Transformation in “FAST” Warehouses in Garachico, Tenerife. Co-author Cristobal Vargas
-Family Housing “Casa Diana”, San Sebastián de La Gomera. Co-author Cristobal Vargas
-School of Music “Esquina Rayuela” en Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Colaborator Sixto Ramos, Industrial Engineer.
-Public Spaces Design in Industrial Area San Isidro, Tenerife. Co-author Cristobal Vargas
-Leisure Park “Ribera”, San Sebastián de La Gomera. Co-author Cristobal Vargas
-Adaptative Reuse Report for “FAST” Warehouses in Garachico, Tenerife. Co-authors Cristobal Vargas_Vasco Mourão_Gil Ribeiro
-Public Spaces Design for the Residential Urbanization “Casablanca”, San Sebastián de La Gomera. Co-author Cristobal Vargas
-International Union of Architects InfoPoint Competition, Turín. Co-authors Vasco Mourão_Gil Ribeiro
-Municipality Stand for Madrid Book. Co-authors Vasco Mourão_Gil Ribeiro

Jul 2007 - current

UNESCO-UdL Chair for Intermediate Cities, Lérida, ES, Coordinator

1º International Workshop “Cidades Intermédias-Plano Base”,
Lubango, Angola. Organization and technical coordination.
Direction: Josep Maria Llop-Torné, UNESCO Chair-UdL
“Intermediate Cities” Director.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Universidad Privada de Angola, UPRA, Lubango, AO, Guest Professor

Guest Professor of Architerture and Architectural Design

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

RQP arquitectura, Barcelona, ES, Assistant Architect

-CPPB New Penitenciary Center in Zona Franca, Barcelona
-Barcelona Provincial Library Competition.
-Girona Provincial Historical Archive.

Nov 2008 - Apr 2010

EMBA. Enric Massip-Bosch Arquitectes., Barcelona, ES, Assistant Architect

-North Campus Competition in Sant Adriá del Besòs.
-Office Building Diagonal_00, Barcelona.
-Office building and Industrial Warehouses, Moscú.
-Penitenciary Center in Tárrega.
-Housing Building in Masrampinyo, Barcelona.
-Santa Coloma de Gramanet Town Hall, Barcelona.

Jul 2006 - Jul 2008


Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Sant Cugat del Vallès, ES, MArch, Architect

Architect Degree
Master Degree in Urban Plannig in Developing Countries

Oct 1997 - Jul 2007

Areas of Specialization