Javier Quintana de Uña

CTBUH Trustee

CTBUH, Chief Executive Officer | Chicago, United States

About

Javier Quintana de Uña is CEO at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat starting in 2022. He is responsible for the day to day running of the Council and steering in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, of which he is an ex-officio member. Prior to this, Javier was 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…

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CTBUH Roles

Chapter Chair, United Kingdom (2017 – 2022)

Chapter Board Member, United Kingdom (2015 – 2022)

Country Representative, Spain (2011 – 2013)

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

Videos

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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Videos

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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