Navarre Traditional Architecture
Summer School 2017
The work will be developed in the town of Amaiur-Maya, in the Baztan Valley,
which is located in a rural area in the Pyrinees, in northern Spain, near the French Border.
Though the region will be studied as a whole.
- This program will take place in Baztán, a mountain valley in northern Navarre.
- Local traditional urbanism, architecture and building details will be studied in order to create a preservation and new traditional building manual for the area.
- During the last days upgrade proposals for different public places of the town will be designed, using the manual previously developed as a guideline for them.
- Hand drawing and measuring buildings will be the main activity to be developed each day.
- Experts in local vernacular architecture and building techniques will be lecturing on diverse related topics.
- There will be trips around this region and some workshops and building sites will be visited too.
The Summer School is organized by:
Thanks to the support of:
With the collaboration of:
Universidad de Navarra, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), Judson University School of Architecture, University of Miami School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture (USA), Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal), Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT), Sociedad Aranzadi, Baztango Udala, Amaiur Herria, Sociedad Gaztelu Elkartea.
The language to be used during the activities will be mainly English, so at least basic skills using this language are recommended. Hand drawing and measuring buildings will be the main activity to be developed each day, so a good command of it is also recommended.
Number of participants
Places are limited. We will be developing a selection process among all candidates. Several places will be reserved for the students of each participating university.
The registration fee is 370 euros. This fee includes tuition, accommodation, meals and transportation during the two weeks of the Summer School (departure from Madrid also). Once applicants are accepted, the payment procedure will be provided
Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas – INTBAU Philippines
She is a registered architect, environmental planner and a private practitioner with the experience in conceptualizing projects on sustainability, resiliency and walkability. Graduated of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom with a degree in Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Development, a partnership programme with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities. She got accepted as a scholar of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), studied and graduated from the Spring Programme, a partnership programme of the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany and the University of the Philippines – School of Urban and Regional Planning, earning a degree in Master of Science in Regional Development Planning from both universities. For her architecture education, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas – College of Architecture and Fine Arts (USTCAFA).
As a pro-active advocate of sustainability and heritage conservation, she was appointed as the International Representative and Founding Chair of the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) Philippines Chapter. She is also one of the founding members of the Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Resilient Environments (ASSURE), a non-profit organization who assisted on the rehabilitation plans of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name “Yolanda”) devastated towns.
Currently, she is a research associate and a tenured faculty at the University of Santo Tomas – Graduate School and the College of Architecture with the rank of Assistant Professor IV, the Vice President on Programs of the United Architects of the Philippines – Manila Atelier Chapter, and a consultant of local governments in the Philippines on creating sustainable development plans of towns and cities, tourism planning, and sustainable transport focusing on walkability.
Rino D.A. Fernandez
Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas – INTBAU Philippines
He is a faculty member of the College of Architecture of the University of Santo Tomas, Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), former Dean of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts of Aquinas University of Legazpi, and former Academic Coordinator of Escuela Taller-Intramuros, a school on conservation and restoration funded by the Agencia Española Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID). He is also the author of the book, Diksiyonaryong Biswal ng Arkitekturang Filipino: a Visual Dictionary on Filipino Architecture, recipient of the Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Arts (finalist) in the 35th National Book Award and the 2016 Gintong Aklat Award (Arts and Humanities category)
Alejandro García Hermida
Faculty and coordination
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Masters in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the same university. Since 2009, he has been an Associate Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio School of Architecture, where he teaches History of Architecture and Urbanism, History and Theory of Restoration, Building Pathology and Repairing Techniques and Architectural Composition. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and guest lecturer at many national and international universities, workshops and conferences.
His professional practice has focused on the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of many types and chronologies in Spain, Morocco and Peru. He is the Coordinator in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition and the National Directory of Traditional Building Craftsmans; Activities Coordinator of the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize; Member of the Board of Terrachidia NGO (whose work received the INTBAU Excellence Award for Community Engagement in 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.
Leopoldo Gil Cornet
Faculty and coordination
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Navarra. He has been an architect at the Historic Heritage Service of the Dirección General de Cultura-Institución Príncipe de Viana of the Navarra Government since 1986. He is a Professor at the School of Architecture of Universidad de Navarra and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage Studies program, since 2000.
He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and of the Real Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998 and has led numerous projects for the conservation and restoration of several monuments from Navarra, such as the Medieval Tower of the Señorío de Ayanz, 1998-2000 (Silver medal of the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos, 2000), the Frente de Francia of the Pamplona walls, 2000-2009 (European Union International Prize of Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Prize 2012, conservation category), and the Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles, 1982-2012. He was awarded the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize in 2012.
Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa
She has been a construction manager in some rehabilitation building projects in Casamace, Senegal, and has collaborated in several workshops of restoration of historic buildings and related projects with Terrachidia NGO in Mhamid, Morocco. She is a member of the coordination team in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Building Arts and the National Network of Traditional Building Masters; Activities Coordination Assistant of the Rafael Manzano Prize and Board Assistant of INTBAU Spain.
Frank Martinez is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami, School of Architecture in 1987 and the degree of Master in Architecture in 1991 from Princeton University. His teaching focuses on courses in Design, History/Theory and Drawing; including teaching in Rome, heading the UM Grand Tour of Europe (a university wide summer study abroad program), seminars on selected topics on Early American Architecture along with participating in international summer programs on traditional architecture and urban design research.
He is a partner at the firm of Martinez Alvarez Urban Design, Architecture & Interior Design. In the 20 plus years of the firm, the work has ranged in scale and complexity from small, hand crafted houses to campus design and institutional buildings. The larger body of work and on-going creative research includes residential projects in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Bay Point and Palm Beach, Florida; campus buildings at the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Coconut Grove and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens; single and multi-family dwellings in the New Urban Towns of Windsor, Alys Beach in Florida, and Tannin in Alabama; and historic preservation projects in the City of Miami, Coral Gables, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and Boston, Massachusetts. Through a national RFQ selection process, the firm was recently selected as one of the Preservation Consulting Architectural Firms for the City of Coral Gables and as the Consulting Architects for the Town of Medley providing services in preservation architectural design including historic preservation documentation and assessment.
Graduated with a M.Architecture, concentration in urban design, from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Ph.D., focused on Alberti’s treatise on architecture, from the University of Virginia. He is professor of architecture at Judson University, near Chicago, since 1999: architectural history and theory in urbanism; architecture and urbanism studios; and an upper level seminar for architecture, art, and design students on theory and the modern problems of objects, architecture, and conviviality.
Miller has contributed to making urbanism an important feature in Judson program with regenerative urbanism projects sited in city centers to solve contemporary problems of large buildings in historic settings, of sustainability, and in the common local desire for continuity in architecture and context. His pedagogical innovations have included a curricular concentration in traditional architecture and urbanism that has sprung from a decade of student interest. He authors the civismandcities site as a student work portfolio and as a resource to those theorizing and building a responsive and meaningful built environment.
In 2014, he was a co-author for the endowment brief on Beauty in the Thriving Cities Project at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia. This year, Miller is working with a team preparing the Urban Thinkers Campus in Jakarta, under the auspices of the UN Habitat, to build awareness in the world’s churches to the importance of the built environment and to promote a moral dimension of the cities we build.
Lucien Steil was born in Joao Monlevade (Brazil), and lived and studied in Luxembourg. He studied architecture and urbanism in Paris and Vincennes, graduated as an Architecte DPLG, collaborated at the Archives d’Architecture Moderne in Brussels with Maurice Culot and Leon Krier and later with Colum Mulhern in Luxembourg. ‘Mulhern & Steil” produced a wide range of projects in traditional urbanism and traditional architecture. Lucien Steil has lectured and taught at the Prince of Wales’s Urban Design Task Force in Potsdam and Berlin, the Oregon School of Design, Portland/ Oregon, the University of Miami, Coral Gables, the Politechnical University of Puerto Rico and the University of Notre Dame in Rome and in Notre Dame, Indiana, as well as at the University of Bologna, the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Viseu, Portugal), the Prince’s Foundation (London), the ‘Istituto Nazionale di Bioarchitettura’ (Italy), etc.
He has been actively involved in traditional and ecological urbanism and architecture which have become very central to his teaching and design practice. Lucien Steil is the editor of ‘Katarxis’ and principal of ‘Katarxis Urban Workshops ASBL’. He has co-edited with Alireza Sagharchi “New Palladians, Sustainability and Modernity in Architecture of the 21st Century” (Artmedia, London, 2010) and “Traditional Architecture, Timeless Building in the 21st Century” (Rizzoli, New York 2013). He is also editor and author of “The Architectural Capriccio, Memory, Fantasy & Invention” (Ashgate 2013/ Routledge 2016).
He is member of various other international institutions directioned for the defense, support and practice of traditional architecture and urbanism. He has been recently nominated coordinator of the “Heritage College” of the portuguese “Ordem dos Arquitetos”. He is lecturer guest in seminars at several institutions such as the Universities of Ferrara, Bologna and Florence in Italy and of the Rome Study Center of the University of Notre Dame in the U.S.A.. He is the author of numerous articles and books on architecture and urbanism.
In his career as an architect he was awarded with prizes such as the “Prix Européen Pour la Reconstruction de la Ville”/ 2011 of the “Foundation Philippe Rotthier”, Bruxelles, whith is work “Casa do Médico de São Rafael”, in Sines.
Javier has been editor of the international architectural magazine Composicion Arquitectonica, Art & Architecture and practices architecture along with Mr. Iñigo Saloña. Together, they have built a number of buildings, mainly in Northern Spain, but also in Brussels, Miami and Berlin. They have received diverse awards, such as the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City (Fondation Rotthier) on two occasions. Premio Manzano Martos de Arquitectura Clasica y Restauración de Monumentos in 2014, and awards from the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects and the Bizkaia Institute of Architects. Their work has been exhibited at various places, among them at the Biennale di Venezia and they have also curated several architectural exhibitions. Javier Cenicacelaya is author of numerous articles, eleven books and more than forty chapters of books.
Escola Superior Gallaecia
Born in Lisbon, he is a Professor and Researcher at the Escola Superior Gallaecia, an institution known for his projects of cultural heritage valorization. Graduated in Architecture from the Universidade do Porto, he holds a Master in Contemporary Architectural Culture and Construction of Modern Society from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a Doctorate in Peripheries, Sustainability and Urban Vitality from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He was Professor of the Portuguese Catholic University and coordinator in some of their both undergraduate and graduate programs.
He is currently a member of the national governing board of the College of Architects, having before served in the Portuguese Urban Planners Association. He was also a Board member and founder of the Portuguese chapter of INTBAU and coordinated the edition of the Proceedings of the Ibero-American Congress of Urbanism in Sintra.
Author of several publications in scientific journals, on the spatial planning of the Lisbon metropolitan area and contemporary architecture in Galicia, among many others. He is member of the 3D Past research team, Living & Virtual Visiting European World Heritage, led by Escola Superior Gallaecia and funded by the Creative Europe program. In the professional practice, he has design both new buildings and rehabilitations, and regularly works as a consultant in Portuguese municipal and regional plans.
Jaime de Hoz Onrubia
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a doctorate from the same university. He has restored numerous historic buildings in Spain and has designed new buildings in Spain and abroad. He has been Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Seville since 1966, where he was also Dean from 1974 to 1978. He has also lectured at many national and international universities.
Among his multiple works, he was headed to the preservation of the Reales Alcázares of Seville from 1970 to 1991, chaired the works commission of the Real Patronato of the Alhambra and the Generalife from 1971 to 1981 (Shiller Prize for Restoration of Monuments in 1980), and headed up the preservation of the ancient Caliphal city of Medina Azahara from 1975 to 1985. He has published diverse texts on Medieval and Islamic architecture. He is a member of many national and international institutions, such as Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando; the Royal Academies of History and Fine Arts of Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Écija, Toledo and La Coruña; and the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Fine Arts of Spain and, in 2010, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, and he is Comendador con Placa de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio.
Fernando Vela Cossío
CIAT (Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional)
He holds PhD in Geography and History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and is private practicing archeologist since 1988. He is Professor of the Departamento de Composición Arquitectónica at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he teaches History of Architecture and Urbanism and Restoration Theory. He is coordinator of the Heritage Documentation area of the Master in Conservation and Restoration of the Architectural Heritage of the UPM and Scientific Director of the Research Center of Traditional Architecture (CIAT). He has been invited lecturer at numerous Spanish universities, such as the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, the Complutense de Madrid, the one of Granada, the one of La Coruña, the Politécnica of Valencia or the Universidad de Salamanca, and at international universities such as Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra and Universidade de Porto (Portugal), Ion Mincu University of Bucarest (Romania), Federico II University of Naples (Italy), Universidad Nacional del Litoral of Santa Fe (Argentina), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Universidad de Piura and Universidad Ricardo Palma (Peru), Universidad Nacional San Carlos de Guatemala, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), University of Illinois and Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), in the United States.
Specialist in built heritage and archeology of architecture, he has led archeological works and historical research projects of numerous Spanish monuments and he has participated in conservation and restoration projects of historical buildings, mainly with Medieval or Modern chronology. He is the main researcher of the project San Miguel de Piura: primera fundación española en el Perú and scientific coordinator of the Iberoamerican Network of Colonial Urbanism Research [RII_uc]. He is a chair member of the Sociedad Española de Historia de la Construcción (SEHC), member of the Instituto de Investigación del Patrimonio Cultural del Perú (Universidad Ricardo Palma) and member of the Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce (Segovia).