Naiara Álava Aguirre

Architect. Contracted Research Staff [PIC]

Academic background

Architect from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of San Sebastián UPV/EHU (2016). Graduated in Fundamentals in Architecture (2016) and Master’s degree enabling access to the regulated profession of Architect (2017) from the Higher Technical Schoolf of Architecture of San Sebastián UPV-EHU, with an ERASMUS stay at the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze (2015 ).

Research experience

She is part of the CAVIAR (Quality of Life in Architecture) research group, of the Department of Architecture of the UPV/EHU, as a researcher hired under the CISO2 project (Elaboration of Studies for the Revitalization and Implementation of PCTI Euskadi 2020-2030 in the Field of Sustainable Cities).

Professional experience

She has worked as an architect in various architecture and urban planning studios in the Basque Country and the Netherlands, working in the different phases of national and international projects.

She has also worked in public administration. She completed the internship during the student period of the qualifying Master in the Department of Urban Planning of the Hernani City Council, mainly carrying out tasks related to the Technical Inspections of Buildings (ITE). Later, she worked at the Hondarribia City Council, where she was part of the drafting team of the Progress Document of the General Urban Planning Plan.