10th biennial tender arquia/tesis 15

Biennial tender for selecting unpublished doctoral thesis with the intention of increasing the editorial section of the arquia/thesis collection, making valuable material available to those interested that would otherwise be difficult to access.

The Arquia Foundation has announced the 10th edition of the arquia/thesis tender to select unpublished doctoral theses for subsequent publication in the arquia/thesis collection edited by the Arquia Foundation.
Spanish architects who were awarded their doctorates by any school or faculty of architecture in the world can apply, as well as international architects who gained their doctorate from any Spanish school of architecture.
Opening of call: April 2015
Registration period: from April to 16 June 2015 at 12 p.m.
Results: December 2015
Documentation and submission
Once the registration has been completed, the candidate must access the private user area by entering their email and password and attach the requested files:
  • A cover image (jpg 760x524)
  • PDF file (maximum size 5Mb) DIN A-4, 20 pages. Summary of the thesis in Spanish, containing: the table of contents of the thesis, a summary of its contents and a brief explanation of the redrafting processes that the author considers necessary in order to adapt the thesis both to the format and editorial policy of the arquia/thesis collection of the Arquia Foundation.
The candidate must complete at least the mandatory fields: Title of the thesis, abstract in Spanish (max. 5000 characters), abstract in English (max. 5000 characters), thesis topic, supervisor of the thesis, year of completion, viva panel, institution of study.

The information can be edited until the day that the registration period closes.
In a second phase of the tender, the selected participants will be requested to submit the original thesis in Spanish for evaluation by the jury.

Registration in the arquia/thesis tender can only be done via the online registration system by completing the form provided for this purpose.
Registration in the 2015 call

Registration deadline
16 June 2015 at 12 p.m.
Deadline for sending documents
16 June 2015 at 12 p.m.
The jury will be composed of:
Manuel Gausa Navarro
Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture/Architectural Projects, DSA - Department of Architectural Science, University of Genoa.
Dean of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
Manuel Gausa Navarro, Barcelona, 1959, he graduated as an architect in 1983 (ETSAB-UPC) and gained his PhD in architecture in 2005 (cum laude, ETSAB-UPC).
He is currently professor of landscape architecture / architectural projects and director-coordinator...
Félix Juan Bordes Caballero
Professor of architectural projects at the ETSA of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Born on 7 October 1939 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, architect and painter, professor of architectural projects at the School of Architecture.
He led a comprehensive project workshop from 1st year to end of degree for the ETSA of Las Palmas.
This module was devoted specifically to reflections on the city, the improvement and development of coastal stretches, small inhabited areas and rural landscape rehabilitation.
Founder of GADAP BORDES, S.L.P. (Atlantic Design Group, architecture, planning), professional team...
Luz Fernández-Valderrama Aparicio
Professor of architectural projects of the ETSA of Seville
He graduated as an architect in 1993 (number 1 in his year) from the ETSA of Seville, and gained his PhD in 2000, he has worked as a professor in the department of architectural projects at the ETSA of Seville since 2004, being director of this department from 2007 to 2010. Author of the book "La construcción de la mirada: tres distancias" (construction of the gaze: three distances), and of research articles published in national and international media, he has carried out more than 9 months of research stays at international universities (University of Valparaiso, Technical University Federico Santa Maria in Chile, University of Mayor San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and the TU in Berlin). He is currently head of the research group PAIDI, HUM-985 IN-GENTES: Research in Generation of Territories (www.ingentes.es) and...
Francisco Javier Cabrera y Cabrera
Trustee and representative of the Arquia Foundation
He was born in 1957 in Las Palmas, where he completed his architectural studies in 1981.
In the early years of his career, he taught at the Las Palmas School of Architecture. He has been linked to tasks related to the profession from the National Fellowship of Architects, the College of Architects of the Canary Islands, where he has held various positions, and he has also worked as an architect over the years until today.
He is also a director of the Caja de Arquitectos and a trustee of the Arquia Foundation.
José Antonio Sosa-Saavedra
Director of the arquia/thesis collection
Professor of architectural projects at the ETSA of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
He was born in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, in 1957. An architect who graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he has a doctorate in architecture and is professor of architectural projects at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, 2000 and Guest Critic at ETH Zurich, Studio Basel, 2005. Main partner of nred arquitectos. Main partner of Alonso-Sosa architects. He has taken part in exhibitions organised by the Eight Floor Gallery under the slogan...

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