Ignasi Pérez Arnal

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Ignasi Pérez Arnal (Barcelona, 1965) Architect by Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, continued his studies at L’Usine in Geneva (Switzerland), Tongji University, Shanghai (China) and Department of Architecture, Hong Kong (Hong Kong). He earned his first Master Degree in Building on technologies for calculation, execution and control in EUPB-UPC and his second Master Degree in The Large Scale by ETSAB. He is currently in the process of drafting its European PhD: Meanings of sustainability in architecture and design, as a result of MSc MODIC Official Master of Design and Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). He was Director of Studies in Engineering Building ELISAVA -Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2007-2010), Deputy Director of ESARQ Technical School of Architecture at UIC in Barcelona (2003-2005) and Director of its Department of Sustainability and Architecture (the first and only existing area of Ecourbanism and Sustainable Construction with compulsory credits among the 28 schools of architecture in Spain in 2002) and Co-director of SIMAE- International Symposium on Emerging Architecture in 2007. He is “Senior Visiting Professor” of the Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione (Progetto Urbano Territoriale ed Ambientale-PTUA) of the Università degli Studi di Sassari based at Alghero (Sardinia, Italy). Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero –AAA. Linked as a consultant to companies in the construction sector, housing and communication technologies (Ecotek, Fine-Wood, FischerIbérica, Coperfil, Cricursa, Finsa, Talasa.com, Qarq.com, Vidres Casas, Designaworld, Zellner & Pirker, Consortium Termoarcilla, Domus Management, Promobuilding, Camper, CIP, Covertex, Delicata Vestis, BASF, MedGroup, TRADEBE Group, Plasters Uralita Iberian, Salas Foundation, Transcom, Holcim...), research programs (European Project “ Energy renewable and Employment Opportunities “, MedGroup, abertis Foundation, Schindler, Yesos Ibéricos COBERT Uralita, Salas Foundation, Foundation Addecco, ABB Niessen...), public (Grup - EBRDs Municipal Initiative, SEDIGAS Girona Provincial Council of Medi - Àrea Natural AUI...). Technology consultant on projects of high environmental quality (Labb, JG group, Roldán + Berengué, Actar Arquitectura, a + aa, WMA, Marq...).