Juan Herreros

Partner-Founder
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PhD Architect, Chair Professor of Architectural Design at Madrid School of Architecture and Full Professor at the GSAPP of Columbia University in New York. He has previously taught at Princeton University between 2004 and 2007, at the Architectural Association between 1998 and 2000 as a ‘Diploma Unit Master’, at the EPF in Lausanne from 1999 to 2000 as ‘Professeur Invité’ and at the IIT in Chicago as ‘Morgenstern Visiting Chair in Architecture’ in 2006. He has been appointed juror in numerous national and international competitions, biennials and international awards, editorial advisor of specialized media and member of several expert committees on academic, sustainability and technology programs such as the Material Science Congress at the University of Columbia.     

Juan Herreros has taught hundreds of conferences, courses, seminars and research workshops worldwide. In 2013 he published ‘Dialogue Architecture’, which covers the homonymous installation designed for the Venice Biennale in 2012. In 2008, the book ‘Vivienda y Espacio Doméstico del Siglo XXI’ (21st century housing and domestic space) came out, featuring his interventions at the homonymous seminar delivered at La Casa Encendida; as well as ‘Implicit Performance’, on experimental applications of concrete. In 2004, the books ‘Isla Ciudad’ (Actar) and ‘Palacios de Diversión’ (Fun Palaces – Exit LMI). In 2000, ‘Caducidad, Educación y Energía’ (Expiry, Education and Energy) on the PotteriesThinkbelt project by Cedric Price (Fundación COAM Madrid). ‘In collaboration with I. Ábalos, he had previously published ‘Tower and Office’ edited by the prestigious MIT Press, ‘Natural-Artificial’ (LMI), ‘Tecnica y Arquitectura en la Ciudad Contemporánea’ (Technique and Architecture in the Contemporary City – Nerea) and ‘Le Corbusier-Rascacielos’ (Le Corbusier-Skyscrapers). He currently develops a critical edition on the works of Cedric Price, along with an investigation entitled ‘Prácticas emergentes en Arquitectura’ (Emergent Practices in Architecture) based on the idea of recycling the figure of the architect and his design techniques, bearing the name of the Research Group which he leads at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

In 1984 he founded Ábalos&Herreros; in 1999, the LMI (Liga Multimedia Internacional); in 2006, Herreros Arquitectos and in 2014, estudio Herreros.

The Herreros Arquitectos years witnessed the take-off Juan Herreros’s international activity. During this period, the office won a series of notorious international competitions -the design and construction of the Munch Museum plus its adjacent area in Oslo, the International Conference Centre in Bogotá, the design for the Transport Hub at Santiago de Compostela, the Euromed Project in Marseille, the ANFA District in Casablanca or the Castilla y Leon Technology Dome in Zamora- while building his first projects outside Spain -the Panama Bank Tower, the Coastal Parks in Panama City, the access facilities to the city of Colon or the Communication Hut in Gwangju, in South Korea – and carrying out other major projects in Spain, all of which have been featured in several publications and exhibitions,  deserving a wide range of awards. Throughout this period, Juan Herreros has insistently implemented his ideas on global practice and the incorporation of interdisciplinarity and talent to both the theoretical and the professional realms of architecture, resulting –in 2014- in the office refoundation under the name estudio Herreros, a partnership structure appointing the German architect Jens Richter as its first associated architect, in recognition of his years of collaboration and commitment to the office.

Juan Herreros is an International Fellow of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects); he has been awarded the Architectural Digest prize, the Medal of Arts from the city of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, named ‘Architect of the World’ by the Architects’ Association of the city of Lima and adoptive son of the city of Cochabamba, and has been nominated to the U.S. Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Medal.

Jens Richter

Partner
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After being educated as an architect and urban planner at the University of Kassel in Germany, Jens Richter has accumulated a deep understanding of all facets of the practice of architecture, combining sensitivity and skilled intuition for design with a sharp business acumen and a broad understanding of all technical and operational issues related to the practice and teaching of architecture.

Throughout his career he has worked in several internationally renowned offices in Germany, the Netherlands and China where Jens served as director and project manager in various projects and international competitions acquiring a distinct professional profile while living and working in various different countries and cultural contexts.

Upon his arrival to Spain in 2006 he immediately started to accompany the trajectory of Herreros Arquitectos where he was appointed office director in 2010 coordinating and representing all facets of the office at any level. Jens has being incorporated as first partner of estudio Herreros at its foundation in 2014 consolidating the international profile of the office.

Henceforward Jens has been at the forefront of all successes associated to estudio Herreros with particular involvement in the development of the new Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway or the Congress Centre Ágora in Bogota, Colombia from the competition phase to the supervision of the construction process.

Jens is a regular guest critic in various universities and academic institutions in Europe, North America and China such as the Oslo School of Architecture, Columbia University, Princeton University and Tongji University and has been assistant and visiting professor at AKH Kassel, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and most recently at Aalto University in Helsinki.

His academic and professional activity combined with his dispersive enthusiasm for his profession in his position representing estudio Herreros is being recognized in multiple forums worldwide.