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Joaquin Fernandez

Founder and Executive Chairman – Design Board Chairman

Master Architect – AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, ASID, COAC

With more than 16 years of experience Joaquin Fernandez founded the firm to offer an integral and complete service in Architecture, Urbanism and Design. He conceives architecture as a whole, from the overall design to the small details, all encompassing a dialogue with a sustainable environment.

BIOGRAPHY

Joaquín Fernández is the Founder and Executive Chairman (Principal) of Fernandez Architecture.

He has developed his career working on residential, commercial and urban master planning, on his own and collaborating with important offices in Europe and the United States. It is worth mentioning his restoration and design projects that have contributed to the preservation, maintenance and updating of Catalan Modernism, a world-renowned style. Likewise, his collaboration with leading American Architecture and Interior Design firms, bringing their expertise and Contemporary European Style, and for some years now, he has also been developing his professional activity independently from Fz in United States.

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He was born in Barcelona and studied at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura del Valles (ETSAV), of Spain, one of the most prestigious Universities in the world. He finished his studies of Architecture specializing in ecological and bioclimatic systems and projects. Later he obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

For several years he has been professor of the ETSAV and the School of Design of Barcelona LLOTJA, giving classes in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction Management. More recently, and thanks to his professional experience, he has given master classes at different specialized Universities in the United States.

Joaquin is a member of the American Institute of Architects, obtained the international recognition of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, becoming part of the American Architects with maximum knowledge in his field, and he is a licensed Professional Architect in different states of the United States and in Europe. Its professional career has the recognized chair of correspondent of Spain by the State of Florida issued by The Official College of Architects.

His passions include music and gymnastics.

Xavier Campeny

Executive Partner – Head of Studio

Master Architect – CSCAE-COAC, SPEB

Sustainability and Urban Design

Xavier joined Fernandez Architecture in 2010 to lead the Sustainability and Urban Design teams providing strategic design support to projects across the office. His extensive experience over the past years has lead him to be has been involved in a number of architecture, urbanism and interior design projects at different scales, collaborating with important offices in Europe and the United States.

BIOGRAPHY

Xavier Campeny currently holds the position of Head of Studio at Fernandez Architecture firm, leading teams of Sustainability and Urban Design.

He has responsibility for an international portfolio of projects, varying in scale from master plans to a residential, commercial and mixed use projects.

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He was born in Barcelona and studied at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV), of Spain.

He finished his studies of Architecture specializing in ecological and bioclimatic systems and projects, landscape and land art, restoration and rehabilitation systems and joined the practice in 2004.

Xavier has developed his career working on design and execution projects in Europe and for some years now, he has also been developing his professional activity in the architectural firm Fernandez internationally.

Ivan Arias

Deputy Head of Studio

Building Engineering – CAATEEB

Technical design and Management + Design-Build

Iván is based in the Barcelona Office and is joined Fernandez Architecture in 2012. He lead the Technical design team. In his fifteen years in the industry, he has technically specified the ideas that the designers have formulated being a key part in the elaboration of the executive projects.

BIOGRAPHY

Iván leads the Management and Design-build team working side by side with the architects to provides an integral service to our clients in the design and construction phases of the project.

Also guides the contractors during execution until the completion of the project, within the established schedule and budget, for the client’s satisfaction.

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He was born in Barcelona and studied at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Edificación de Barcelona (EPSEB), of Spain.

He is specialized in the control and execution of all kinds of works from the technical and documentary aspect but also controlling the execution from site.

Since finishing his studies in 2003 he has worked for different construction companies, collaborating in the development and execution of projects at different scales.

He has held positions as administrator of programming, working from the office of control of technical details, in charge at work of execution control and general manager of execution.

Pedro Munarriz

Director of the Visualization Department

Junior Architect – AIA

Architectural Visualization

Pedro is in charge of the Visualization team, being an active part in the development of the projects, in some cases providing graphic support to the design teams but also leading the design of other projects.

He is currently a professor at Miami-Dade College and teaches computer-aided drawing, modeling, visualization and presentation classes.

BIOGRAPHY

Pedro is in charge of the Visualization team, being an active part in the development of the projects, in some cases providing graphic support to the design teams but also leading the design of other projects.

He is currently a professor at Miami-Dade College and teaches computer-aided drawing, modeling, visualization and presentation classes.

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He was born in Caracas and studied at the International University of Florida (FIU) at the School of Architecture (SOA), in the United States.

As part of his academic training in Architecture he specialized in conceptual and schematic design but also in the environmental study applied to architecture, using a wide variety of digital tools.

In a complementary way and as a knowledge base in the use of technologies, he trained in the field of photography.

Before finishing his university studies he collaborated in some virtual modeling projects and once he finished his studies he continued working in this field, progressively he was actively intervening in the designs until he got to lead some of the projects in which he has participated.

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