Sarah Le Gresley (nee Huelin) Course Director RIBA, AA Dipl
Founder of ‘Home Grown Design Studio’, a pioneering sustainable futurist organisation highlighting climate change through architectural intervention. Sarah is a diploma graduate from the Architectural Association who earlier received an Art Degree in London and has worked for multiple architecture firms internationally, working on a variety of influential projects. Sarah performed the role of Design and Marketing Manager and vice-CEO at the Brick Development Association in London, with past work experience including assistant tutor at the Architectural Association. Sarah is also currently a freelance BIM designer enabling UK manufacturers to produce data rich files, whilst pushing the boundaries of construction technology capabilities through her own parametric designs.
Sarah is currently building her own home and has embarked on a fully off-grid, sustainable lifestyle whilst instigating a personal permaculture project, to transform 50 acres of mountainous terrain into a food forest, educational permaculture center and productive farm in the Alpujarras, Spain. She is the daughter of a Channel Island’s vegetable farmer who wants to challenge true sustainability principles in Architecture and promote the reality that is climate change through sensitive design principles.
Aurelio Dorronsoro (Course Co-ordinator)
Aurelio Dorronsoro is Master Degree Architect from Granada architectural school, COAGr licenced architect and Project lecturer at Estación Diseño, visual arts and design school in Granada. His degree project was Awarded with the first prize at the XI BEAU, 2011, Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism of Spain, driving him to be invited as visiting lecturer to show his own work in several Architectural and design Schools. He has worked in renowned architectural offices in Granada, Madrid, London, and Barcelona, like Herzog & de Meuron, Juan Domingo Santo, and Cloud 9 – Enric Ruiz Geli, being involved at projects which have been published in prestigious magazines like El Croquis or Arquitectura Viva, exhibited in art spaces and museums like the MoMA in New York or the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, awarded with international prizes like Holcim awards for sustainable construction. He has founded with Sergio Cobos an architectural office to develope his own practice, based in Madrid and Granada.
Maximino Mateos (Teaching Assistant)
He studied architecture at Seville finishing his studies in the year 2000. His thesis, under the direction of Jaime López de Asiaín, dealt with the construction of a mountain hotel under strictly bioclimatic criteria.
He began his work stage in the Architecture Studio Equipo Carpanel where he specialized in design and construction of large supermarkets. During several years he collaborated with various architecture studio in the design and 3d renders of ideas, having a good knowledge of the majority of software used to represent architecture and being winner of several competitions with architects such as Tomás Curbelo, Manuel Ramos Guerra, Marcelino Blanco, Francisco Alés and for companies like FCC, Martin Casillas
At present, he continues his labour to represent ideas, emphasizes the rehabilitation and reconstruction of vernacular architecture using compatible building materials by applying sustainable principles to rehabilitations.
Rafael Anderson (Teaching Assistant) Ba(hons)Arch Dip Arch RIBA
Rafael Anderson is an architect, writer and historian. He graduated with honours in Architecture from Sheffield University in 1986 and has worked in Hong kong, London, Scandanavia, India and Spain.
He has participated in numerous international competitions and projects including: – Ørestad Masterplan Copenhagen, a two and a half mile by half a mile district that has become the city’s showcase for new architecture. – Manor House Hotel New Delhi, a boutique hotel listed among Conde Naste 20 best hotels in the world – National Museum of Korea, Yongsan park Seoul, international competition final twelve selection – Ørestad Metro Copenhagen, architects to the European Metro Group consortium in collaboration with Henning Larsen – Langham Hotel Hong Kong, 500 room four star hotel in Kowloon – Casa San Luis Granada Spain, restoration of a 500 year old Morisco house in the Albayzin.
Rafael’s work has been widely published and twice exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. He writes and lectures on ecology, culture and architecture in Spain, and is currently working on a 500sqm workshop facility in northern Germany.
Sergio Cobos (Teaching Assistant)
Born in Barcelona, Sergio grew up in Granada where he graduated in Architecture. He also studied in Paris-Belleville School of Architecture and attended the Architectural Association Visiting School in Bilbao. In 2013 he started his PhD studies at Madrid School of Architecture, where he holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MPAA). His research is focused on the production of space and its infrastructural implications. He has been assistant professor with Michael Stanton, Juan Herreros and Juan Coll-Barreu, and he has lectured in several Universities. After more than 10 years of experience in internationally renowned architectural offices, in 2016 he co-founded Periferia, a space for research and architectural production that covers the whole creative process, from the first concepts and ideas to construction.