Juan Palop-Casado

Juan Palop-Casado

Lap for Planning and Architecture(LPA) Manager and Urbanism Associate Professor at ETSA Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Lab for Planning and Architecture Manager (LPA).

Architect and urban planner, graduate masters (MDesS) by Harvard University (U.S.), where he joined the Harvard Project on the City. He is Professor of Urban Planning (on leave) at the School of Architecture of Las Palmas. He has conducted workshops and lectured at several institutions and international schools of architecture.

He is the founding director of the professional office for Planning and Architecture Lab (APL). The work of the office projects include urban planning and architecture. The research is channeled through the 20 th Institute (20_I), a nonprofit organization dedicated to applied research on generative conditions of (good) weather in architecture and urbanism.

Since its inception, the office has aimed to work at the intersection of two revolutions that certainly define the future: the environmental and technology. The office work has won awards in national and international competitions.

Previous experience:

1999-2007: Associate Professor of Urbanism at the School of Architecture of Las Palmas (on leave)

2007 - Present: Member of the Master Teacher staff Intelligent Coast. Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

2002-Present: Co-founder and Director of Lab for Planning and Architecture (LPA)

2010-Present: Co-founder of the 20th Institute (for the research of subtropical culture)

Professional and Academic Ability:

Urban Planning and Territorial: has directed and collaborated in the drafting of urban studies and urban planning instruments. In recent years, has accumulated vast experience in drafting operational plans for the revitalization of urban areas, the enhancement of coastal areas or the development of tourist areas.

Urban Design: has developed projects that incorporate advanced solutions to environmental issues and landscaping. His works include various levels of work, from the masterplan to furniture. Recently, he has won (tie) the first prize for the Management of the Coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Teaching and Research: in parallel with the production of professional projects, develop research and teaching in universities and academic and cultural institutions. Academic linkages serve to develop a professional practice model that combines "expertise" discipline and academic reflection.


Urban Photo-Synthesis. LPA Exhibition Catalogue (2009)

+urbanism. ETSA Las Palmas (2006)

Architects Talk. Interviews 2002-2004. Staedelschule (2004)

Harvard Guide To Shopping. Tachen (2001)