Ignacio Peydro is part of the SMarchS program in Architectural Design at MIT. He is a Fulbright Fellow in the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students. Before this, he studied Architecture at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He graduated with honors with a final thesis project that obtained the ‘Universidad Politécnica - Fundación MAPFRE Prize’, the ‘Alejandro de la Sota Prize’ granted to the best final thesis project of the Madrid School of Architecture, and the First Honorable Prize in the Pasajes – iGuzzini National Architecture Prize. He obtained the Diploma in Advanced Studies (DEA) in 2010 in the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) in the knowledge field of Theory and Practice of Architectural Design. He has been Architectural Design Professor in IE School of Architecture and Design and has been Architectural Design Professor and Theory of Contemporary Architectural Design Professor in the ‘Francisco de Vitoria University’ in Madrid and Assistant Professor in the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). He has worked with Mansilla + Tuñón in Madrid, developing, among others, the project for the Museum of Automotion in Madrid and the Hotel and Restaurant Relais Chateaux ‘Atrio’ in Cáceres awarded with the 2011 FAD Architecture Prize; and with David Chipperfield Architects in London, developing, among others, the project for the British Film Institute in London and the City of Justice in Barcelona.
He establishes, together with Isabel Collado, Dosis Architecture Office. Their projects have been exhibited in London, Geneva, San Francisco, Paris, Madrid and Valencia and have been awarded with the following prizes and awards:
. First Prize in J5 2008 National Prize for Young Architects. Awarded by the Andalusia Government. Investigation Project: 22 public dwellings in Vélez Rubio, Almería, Spain.
. First Prize in the MEGa Museum (Ethnological Museum of Gandia) International Competition. Valencia, Spain.
. Second Prize in the Castuera Hotel International Competition. Badajoz, Spain.
. Second Prize in the Sanchinarro Market International Competition, Madrid, Spain.
. Europe Encouragement Prize in the ‘Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction 2005’
. Third Prize in the Multipurpose Building and Cerro del Castillo Hill Landscape Revalue Proposal Competition. Yecla, Murcia, Spain.
. Third Prize in the Singular Residence RS04 International Competition. Organized by the Spanish Ministry of Dwelling and the Spanish National Chamber of Architects.
. First Honourable Mention in the IV Architectural Prize of Madrid.
. Finalists in the New Headquarters of the Ribera del Duero Wine Certificate of Origin Regulatory Council International Competition. Roa, Burgos, Spain.
. Finalists in the Villafranca de los Barros Hotel Competition. Badajoz, Spain.
. Honourable Mention in the San Francisco State University Centennial Architecture Competition. San Francisco, USA.
. Finalists (third place) in the National Technological Innovation Prize ‘Sacyr Hacemos lo Imposible’ for the Skyscraper Evacuation System patent of invention (Pat Num. P200500765)


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