Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Javier Quintana de Una

About Javier Quintana de Una

Javier Quintana blends together an academic vocation with an established professional career in the field of architecture. He holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the University of Columbia, New York, and has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Navarra where his Doctoral thesis won the extraordinary prize. He has subsequently worked as Professor of Design at the University of Navarra and acted as Design juror in other Spanish and international institutions. His research work includes publications and collaborations, specially in the field of high-rise architecture. As of 2008, he has taken the position of Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, the international and innovative new School of IE University (Instituto de Empresa), based in Segovia and Madrid, Spain.

Alongside, he has been director of the Fundación Rafael Escolá (an institution which promotes…


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About Javier Quintana de Una

Javier Quintana blends together an academic vocation with an established professional career in the field of architecture. He holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the University of Columbia, New York, and has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Navarra where his Doctoral thesis won the extraordinary prize. He has subsequently worked as Professor of Design at the University of Navarra and acted as Design juror in other Spanish and international institutions. His research work includes publications and collaborations, specially in the field of high-rise architecture. As of 2008, he has taken the position of Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, the international and innovative new School of IE University (Instituto de Empresa), based in Segovia and Madrid, Spain.

Alongside, he has been director of the Fundación Rafael Escolá (an institution which promotes professional excellence through research in the Architecture and Engineering realms) and maintains his architectural practice with Javier Pérez Herreras at [tba] taller básico de Arquitectura in Pamplona and Madrid. [tba] is a research, academic and professional space for the discussion of the contemporary. They have worked on numerous projects and have won a number of prizes and distinctions including: FAD, COAVN, Construmat, Sedigas and Veteco/Asefave. They also represented Spain at the 8th Biennial of Architecture of Venice. Their work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally.

Javier Quintana leads the subgroup on Education and Internships of the Working Group on Research, Academic, and Postgraduate of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat from Chicago. He is also a member of the Board of the Columbia University Club of Spain.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Country Chair, United Kingdom (2017 – Present)
  • Country Executive Committee, United Kingdom (2015 – Present)
  • Innovation Conference, Session Chair (2018)
  • Past Roles:
  • Country Representative, Spain (2011 – 2013)
  • Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate (2010 – 2014)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (New York 2015; 2016)

Events/Initiatives Involving Javier Quintana de Una

CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Celebrates with Year-End Event

6 Dec 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter hosted its first annual year-end social event at…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016…

Events/Initiatives Involving Javier Quintana de Una

CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Celebrates with Year-End Event
6 Dec 2017, London – Event Report
The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter hosted its first annual year-end social event at McQueen in London. The event concluded a successful year.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
Global Representatives Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH leaders and representatives from around the world gathered to discuss on-going initiatives and better ways to serve members and grow the Council.
Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group Meeting
4 Apr 2011, New York City – CTBUH Research
The third meeting of the CTBUH Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group was held in New York City on April 4. The meeting was hosted by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Research Working Group Meeting, Chicago
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Event Report
The Research Working Group met to discuss the planned activities and strategies to move forward with multiple initiatives.

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Public Realm Q&A

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn