Javier Sánchez Merina

Dr. Javier Sánchez Merina. Architect

Associate Professor of Architecture Design Studio at the University of Alicante (SPAIN). For the last 25 years he has been teaching at Kingston University in London, Carleton University Ottawa, ENSAM Reunion Island and directing international workshops with ERASMUS partners. Currently he is the coordinator of «UNIVERSITY of Universities», and online exchange teaching project with 24 European universities.

Winner of the Region of Murcia Award for Architecture (SPAIN), Nomination Award Mies van der Rohe, Referent for Therapeutic Architecture of the American National Alzheimer Plan, co-author of the series of articles “STORIES OF HOUSES”, and chapters in the books Fresh Air in my Face. Enabling people with Dementia to reconnect with Nature, An Architect’s Guide to Fame, Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, Interior Designer and EURAU Alicante.

His classes, writings and built work show a commitment to establish important relationships between teaching, research and profession, always under the ability of architecture to question and move the limits of other disciplines:

The recently built house for an Autistic child just won the Award for Accessibility in Architecture of Murcia Region.