ABOUT US


CAVIAR Quality of Life in Architecture research group is made up of teaching and research staff from the Architecture Department of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). It was established in 2006, supported by the structure of the new Master “Sustainable Construction and Energy Efficiency”, which was started in collaboration with the Environmental Resource Centre “Cristinaenea” (San Sebastian City Council). In 2015, recognition as an Integrated Group in the Basque Research System by the Basque Government was obtained for the first time.

The group addresses, from the field of Architecture, one of the EU’s priorities and distinctive areas, included in the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP): Quality of Life. It places particular emphasis on the social responsibility of the actors involved in the creative-constructive process and on the need to articulate an interactive dialogue with users. Thus, human perception is brought back to the forefront of development and research activities. For this reason, the research areas of the group have been linked through three cross-cutting focus areas linked to people, the environment and efficient management.

The construction processes and the methods of management and intervention in the urban territory, which constitute the material object of our research, have a significant impact on the environment, on the saving of natural resources, on the preservation of ecosystems, on the city and on the quality of life of all its inhabitants. The concept of sustainability must be adapted to people’s needs, in the quest for continuous improvement of their quality of life.

WE ARE CAVIAR

Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón

PhD Architect | Research Professor

Olatz Irulegi Garmendia

PhD Architect | Senior Lecturer

Xabat Oregi Isasi

PhD Architect | Assistant Professor

Olatz Grijalba Aseguinolaza

PhD Architect | Assistant Professor

Alex Mitxelena Etxeberria

PhD Architect | Assistant Professor

Izaskun Aseguinolaza Braga

PhD Architect | Assistant Professor

Iñigo Rodríguez Vidal

PhD Architect | Interim Lecturer

Francisco González Quintal

PhD Architect | Interim Lecturer

Irati Otamendi Irizar

PhD Architect | Associate Lecturer

Xabier Barrutieta Basurko

PhD Architect | Associate Lecturer

Nagore Urrutia del Campo

PhD Architect | Interim Lecturer

Eider Camarero Etxebarria

PhD Architect | Associate Lecturer

Urtza Uriarte Otazua

PhD Architect | POSTDOC Basque Government

Anna Figueroa López

Architect | PhD Student

Alba Arias Royo

PhD Architect | Researcher

Itziar Modrego Monforte

PhD Architect | PIC

Mikel Barrena Herrán

Civil Engineer | PIC

Markel Arbulu Dudagoitia

Architect | PhD Student

Saioa González Gutiérrez

Marketing Specialist | Social Media

Jorge Otaegi de Arce

Architect | PhD Student

Silvia Pérez Bezos

Architect | PhD Student

Joseba Gainza Barrencua

PhD Architect | Researcher

Maitane Menayo Hurtado

PhD Architect | PIC

Claudia Pennese

PhD Architect | Equality Agent

Isabel Jordán Palomar

PhD Architect | Researcher

David Martínez Gómez

PhD Architect | Researcher

Iván Alarcón López

PhD Architect | Researcher

Pablo Moreno Pestaña

Engineer | Intern

Miriam Varela Alonso

PhD Architect | Interim Lecturer

Alhelí Estela Álvarez

Architect | PIC

Naiara Álava Aguirre

Architect | PIC