Javier Quintana de Uña

IDOM, Director | London, United Kingdom


Javier Quintana is principal at IDOM UK, an international award-winning architecture and engineering company with presence in the UK since 2001. Javier has experience in directing projects and cross-disciplinary teams at both national and international level. Prior to IDOM, he has been the director of the Foundation Escolá (IDOM’s R&D division) and the Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, an innovative institution created by the high-ranking IE Business School in Madrid.

He was also the founding partner of taller basico de arquitectura, an architectural practice based in Spain focusing on design innovation. Javier holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and has a PhD on tall buildings from the University of Navarra. His research and built work have been awarded, exhibited and published internationally.

Besides his role at IDOM, Javier is a Design Think Tank leader at the…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Chapter Chair, United Kingdom (2017 – Present)

Chapter Board Member, United Kingdom (2015 – Present)

United Kingdom Chapter, Chair (2017 – Present)

Country Representative, Spain (2011 – 2013)

Working Group: Research Academic and Postgraduate (2010 – 2014)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (New York 2015; 2016; Chicago 2019)

Innovation Conference, Session Chair (2018)


23 August 2021

What are the Unique Opportunities and Challenges in Designing High-Density in Europe?

Awash with historical landmarks, heritage façades, and their related height-restrictions, building skyscrapers in European cities has always required a nuanced approach, one which creatively examines...


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18 October 2016

Public Realm Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin...


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