CARLOS ÁVILA

Carlos Ávila attained a degree in Biology from Madrid University in 1985, and specialised in Botany. In 1998 he attained a Certificate of Higher Landscape Architectural Studies from the National School of Landscape Architecture in Versailles in France. In his final study project he was mentored by the French Landscape Architect Giles Clément.

From 2004 to 2006 he was Chairman of the Spanish Association of Landscape Architects (AEP) and representative of the Association in the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA).

From 2006 to 2009 he participated in the organization for the international exhibition Expoagua Zaragoza 2008 (Water and Sustainable Development Expo). Appointed Landscape Architecture Manager within the Project Area of the state-run Water Platform, he coordinated the various schemes developed in the exhibition area and the nearby park designed for this event (Parque del Agua). He was also involved in the coordination of the set of projects indirectly related to the Expo (The Accompanying Plan).

He has taken part in the delivery of award-winning schemes such as:

Project for the Canal Imperial de Aragón (First Prize in the call for proposals issued by the Aragonese regional government in 1995); Urban design for San Juan new residential area in Zuera (García Mercadal Architecture Award 2007: Second Prize); Project for the Parque de Valdebebas in Madrid (Second Prize in the international call for proposals, 2009).

He is an assistant professor in the Department of Urbanism -Faculty of Architecture and Engineering- in the University of Zaragoza and he also teaches part of the Master’s Degree of Landscape Architecture, Gardening and Public Space at the University of Granada.

Currently he runs his own Landscape Architecture Studio focusing on the design and development of green areas.