Jorge Rodriguez Alvarez

 

 JORGE RODRIGUEZ ALVAREZ  DipArch MA MSc PhD

Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez studied architecture and urbanism at ETSAC, completed a Master in Building Conservation & Urban Regeneration at USC and was awarded a distinction in the MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design at the AA.  He is a cofounder partner of SAAI (www.saa-i.com) a laboratory of environmental design and specialized consultancy  with undergoing projects in Spain, China and America. He is currently at the last stage of his PhD thesis about sustainability at the urban scale with a focus on densification processes and industrial sites. He is a course tutor in Sustainable Environmental Design at the AA since 2008 and lectures about Landscape & Sustainability at ETSAC, Spain

EDUCATION

1995-2002 BArch Architecture & Urbanism, Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura da Coruña, Spain

2006-2007 MA in Building Conservation and Urban Regeneration, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

2007-2008 MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design (Distinction), Environment & Energy Studies Programme, AA Graduate School

2009-2013         PhD (Sobresaliente Cum Laude) Universidade da Coruña, Spain. International Mention and Extraordinary Prize

TEACHING

2008- Master Programmes Environment & Energy Studies and Sustainable Environmental Design, AA Graduate School

2009- Urban Planning and Design courses at UDC, Spain

Has also lectured at: Polytechnic University of Madrid, Master of City Science (2014,2015), Polytechnic University of Madrid, Master of Collective Housing (2011-2013,2017), Isthmus University, Panamá, Master on Bioclimatic Architecture (2012), Veritas University, Costa Rica (2012), University of Santiago de Compostela, Master on Renewable Energy (2010),

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2002-2006         Project designer in Glez-Cebrian Architecture and Urbanism, Spain        

2003-                Registered Architect in Spain

2006-07            Researcher and Project manager in AA Santiago, projects in Spain and Brazil

2007-08            Building conservation consultant for Galician Government, Department of Housing

2008-11            Cultural Centre in Pontevedra, competition- 1st prize – and construction

2009-                Founding partner SAAI. Sustainable Architecture consultants      

2010-12            BREEAM Communities adaptation to Spain (BREEAM ES)

2011-12            Mixed use development in Sihui, China (SAAI design)

2011-12            Mixed use development in Dachong, China (SAAI design)

2013                 GDA Award (Cultural Center in Pontevedra)

2016                 Os Peares’ Special Plan (Conservation and Environmental Protection)

 

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

2009                 Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2009) Environmental Retrofit. Energy Upgrades of Urban Dwellings. Proc. PLEA 2009 Conference, Quebec.

2010                 Cabrita, A.L. & Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2010) Breeam Communities in Spain. Sustainable Cities Conference Proceedings. Wessex Institute of Technology published by WIT Press

 

                        Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2010) Rehabilitación energética del tejido urbano residencial. Evaluación previa para una mayor eficiencia. Proceeding of Sustainable Building Conference Madrid 2010

 

Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2010) La certificación de la sostenibilidad de la urbanización  Proceeding of Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente (CONAMA)  Madrid 2010

 

2011                 Smith-Masis, M. Rodriguez,J. Mena-Deferme, M. (2011) Sustainable Environmental Design Consultancy: Practices informed and Practical outcomes. Proc. PLEA 2011 Conference, Brussels.

2013                 Fernández Prado, M. Rodríguez Álvarez, J. ed. (2013) Miscelánea Urbanística:Experiencias, retos e instrumentos. Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos y Urbanismo. Universidade da Coruña

              Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2013) La Tercera Revolución Ambiental. Capítulo en: Fernández Prado, M. Rodríguez Álvarez, J. ed. (2013)

              Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2013) Environmental Retrofit. Urban energy upgrades in a mild Atlantic climate. Lambert Academic Publishing

              Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2013) Energy and Urban Form Proc. PLEA 2013 Conference, Munich.

              Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2013) Heat Island and Urban Morphology  Proc. PLEA 2013 Conference, Munich.

              Rodríguez Álvarez, J. Abazti,M.  Beis, L. Mena, M.  . Sanabria,J.C. Lei,R. Sophonudomporn,E. (2013) Immaterial Design  Proc. PLEA 2013 Conference, Munich.

              Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2013) Visualizando el Metabolismo de las Ciudades  Proc. 4th European Conference on Energy Effciency and Sustainability in Architecture and Planning. Donostia-San Sebastian

2014                 Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2014) Planning Cities for the Post-Carbon Age. A Metabolic Analysis of the Urban Form. PhD thesis. University of A Coruña. <ruc.udc.es/dspace/handle/2183/11927>

 

2015                 Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2015) Housing retrofit in the European Context. In Gonçalves, J. and K. Bode, O Edificio Ambiental. Oficina de Texto

2016                 Esteve Arnau, S. & Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2016) Enhancing Public Life in a Mediterranean City:Bioclimatic Strategies for Outdoor Spaces in Valencia. Proc. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. Cities, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments (2) 548-553

Montoliu-Hernández, J. & Rodríguez Álvarez, J. (2016) Crisis Architecture: Colonising unfinished residential structures Proc. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. Cities, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments (2) 854-859

Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2016) Surface Urban Heat Island and Buildings Energy:Visualization of Urban Climatic Flows. Pós- Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo. 23(41), 122-139

Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. & Pintos Pena, S. (2016) A Climatic Cartography for Sustainable Housing: Development of a metereological classification in Galicia, Spain. Proc. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. Cities, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments (2) 495-500

Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2016). Urban Energy Index for Buildings (UEIB): A new method to evaluate the effect of urban form on buildings’ energy demand. Landscape and Urban Planning148, 170-187.

Sánchez Pérez, M.T. & Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2016) Lessons from Vernacular Architecture in the Mexican Bajio. Proc. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. Cities, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments (2) 495-500

2017                 Shiva, S. & Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2017) Learning from the chawl: A vernacular urban typology for contemporary communities. Proc. PLEA 2017 Conference Edinburgh. Design to Thrive

Montoliu-Hernández, J., & Rodríguez-Álvarez, J. (2017). Renascent urbanism: reviving derelict structures in the wake of the crisis. Architectural Science Review60(4), 286-298.

Rodríguez Álvarez, J. ed. (2017) La ciudad y su territorio: Líneas de investigación del grupo GCeT. Universidade da Coruña

Rodríguez Álvarez, J.  (2017) Nuevos Territorios. En Álvarez Blanco, A. Carro Patiño, I. & Vázquez Suarez, E. eds. DRU 8: O Salnés-Cambados  Universidade da Coruña

2018                 López-Iglesias, E. Peón, D. Rodríguez-Álvarez,J. (2018) Mobility innovations for sustainability and cohesion of rural areas: A transport model and public investment analysis for Valdeorras (Galicia, Spain). Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 3520-3534

 

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