Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá (Colombia)

José Fernando Rubio is an architect graduated in 1995 from the Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. He obtained his Master’s degree in Urban Design and Planning from the Barcelona_Tech University in 2011 and he is currently PhD candidate at the National University of Colombia.

In 2006, Fernando was appointed as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and since 2009 he is the Director of the Architecture and Urban Design Projects in the line of Co-director of the Architecture and Urbanism Laboratory: Urban Centres. He has also been professor and member of the academic committee of the Master’s Degree Program on Cultural Heritage and Territory and member of its academic committee.

Fernando has developed his professional practice in Architecture and Urban Design if different firms in Bogotá and Barcelona, where he acted as project leader and urban advisor in many master and strategic plans, as well as in the drafting of the Urban Ordinance for Bogotá and Santiago de Cali, among others.

As a recognition of his professional expertise Fernando has won several awards in international design competitions such as the first prizes for the Aquatic Comples in Cartagena de Indias and the Terminal Transmetro Barranquilla,  the second prizes for the Aquatic Comples of Bogotá and the Ciudad Bolivar Police Station, and the third prize for the Compensar’s Center for the Elderly in  Bogotá.

Fernando has is also the author of several journal articles published in Habitat Inclusivo 04 or in the framework of the Seminar on Urban Research in Barcelona.