Manuel Pérez Romero
Chair of the Center for Sustainable Cities, IE University | SpainManuel Pérez Romero is the Founding Partner of the nodo17 group. He has an interdisciplinary background as an architect, urban designer, lecturer, and inventor. His interests focus on two different but complementary areas: evolutionary urbanism and technique. Co-evolutionary urbanism is an interdisciplinary approach to urban design based on time, co-evolution, and ecology. In terms of technique, he has patented and developed several construction systems and structures. His background includes professorships at numerous architecture schools and stints working at the Foreign Office Architects in London and Soriano & Asociados, Madrid. He was a board member of the International Practice Committee of the American Institute of Architects and is currently the Chair of the Center for Sustainable Cities, IE University. Pérez Romero studied architecture in several universities through Europe and holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from Madrid Polytechnic University in Spain.