Guzman de Yarza

Guzman de Yarza

Director Master Strategic Design of Spaces (Jury Advisor)


Professor Guzman de Yarza Blache received his Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Navarra in 2002. Upon graduation, he began working at the office of Andres Perea Architecture in Madrid. Guzman de Yarza founded J1 Architects with three other partners, a Madrid-based office that currently undertakes projects and supervises construction projects in Spain. J1 Architects received the first place Ricardo Magdalena Award for the best building in Zaragoza built in 2007.  The Iglesias General Motors Building received the 3rd honorable mention of the Garcia Mercadal Award given by the Professional Association of Aragon (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Aragón).

Guzman de Yarza simultaneously develops a career as a visual artist as well as architect; a combination that enriches both practices.  His work has been exhibited at the Reina Sofia National Museum (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), the Contemporary Art Museum of  Vigo (MARCO), the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, the Centro de Arte Recoleta de Buenos Aires, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, the International Triennale of Prague and at several national and international exhibitions.

Currently Guzman de Yarza is director of the Master Strategic Design of Spaces at IE School of Architecture & Design.