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  • Javier Quintana de Una

About Javier Quintana de Una

Javier Quintana is principal at IDOM UK, an international award-winning architecture and engineering company with presence in the UK since 2001. Javier has experience in directing projects and cross-disciplinary teams at both national and international level. Prior to IDOM, he has been the director of the Foundation Escolá (IDOM’s R&D division) and the Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, an innovative institution created by the high-ranking IE Business School in Madrid.

He was also the founding partner of [tba] taller basico de arquitectura, an architectural practice based in Spain focusing on design innovation. Javier holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and has a PhD on tall buildings from the University of Navarra. His research and built work have been awarded, exhibited and published internationally.

Besides his role at IDOM, Javier is a Design Think Tank…


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About Javier Quintana de Una

Javier Quintana is principal at IDOM UK, an international award-winning architecture and engineering company with presence in the UK since 2001. Javier has experience in directing projects and cross-disciplinary teams at both national and international level. Prior to IDOM, he has been the director of the Foundation Escolá (IDOM’s R&D division) and the Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, an innovative institution created by the high-ranking IE Business School in Madrid.

He was also the founding partner of [tba] taller basico de arquitectura, an architectural practice based in Spain focusing on design innovation. Javier holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and has a PhD on tall buildings from the University of Navarra. His research and built work have been awarded, exhibited and published internationally.

Besides his role at IDOM, Javier is a Design Think Tank leader at the London School of Architecture and the Chairman of the UK Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Chapter Chair, United Kingdom (2017 – Present)
  • Chapter Board Member, United Kingdom (2015 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Country Representative, Spain (2011 – 2013)
  • Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate (2010 – 2014)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (New York 2015; 2016; Chicago 2019)
  • Innovation Conference, Session Chair (2018)
  • Innovation Conference, Session Chair, Shenzhen (2019)

Events/Initiatives Involving Javier Quintana de Una

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event

1 Jun 2018, Event Report – The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from around the world…

Events/Initiatives Involving Javier Quintana de Una

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event
1 Jun 2018, Chicago – Event Report
The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from around the world to provide mid-year updates on the Council's major initiatives.
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