Founder and co-director of the Master in Collective Housing. Professor of Architectural Projects at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, UPM. Honorary Professor at the University of Montevideo. Director of the Master in City Sciences (MCS), ETSAM, UPM.
In the academic field, Chema has a recognized trajectory. In addition to his position as Professor at ETSAM and Director of the Master in Collective Housing, he is director and coordinator of the doctoral courses of the doctoral program in agreement between the University of the Republic of Uruguay and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has also been director of the Summer School of the UPM, coordinator of the Master in Interior Design of the ETSAM and coordinator of the Socrates-Erasmus agreement with the Slovak University of Technology. He has been doctoral director of several theses and tutor of undergraduate theses at the ETSAM, UPM.
He has been a member of the Council of Culture of Madrid, member of the Governing Board of COAM and representative of the Superior Council of Architects. He has also participated as a jury member in several architectural awards and competitions and has been a speaker at conferences around the world.
He is a member of the Collective Housing Research Group of the ETSAM, UPM and has participated in several research projects. His writings have been published in books and magazines such as Arquitectura Viva, Habitaçao e Cidade or Ciudad y Territorio, among others. He is the author of the books Vivienda colectiva: un manual and Vivienda, sobre, marco.
In the professional field, he is founder and CEO of DL+A arquitectos, a studio that has been operating for more than 25 years. The studio’s work has been published and awarded in national and international competitions. Recently, the first prize won in a competition for the CDHU in Brazil, the first Passivhaus award in the category “Passive House & Renewables” for the Brains School in Madrid, the first award in this category for a Spanish building.