Curriculum Vitae


Chaired Professor of the Design Studio (ProyectosArquitectónicos) and Vice Dean for External and International Relations at the School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM) where she has been a lecturer since 1990.
 Her research on Modern and Contemporary Housing (Princeton University, USA and ETSAM, Madrid) has been published in the books under the title INFORME HABITAR (Madrid, ed. EMVS 2006) and SUEÑO DE HABITAR (1st ed. Barcelona, Caja de Arquitectos 1998, prologue Beatriz Colomina and 2nd ed. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili 2005, prologue Francisco Jarauta) with which she was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis 1996 from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the First Doctoral Theses Prize for Architecture by the Caja de Arquitectos Foundation (1997), COAM Prize (1998) and Honorary Mention at the 6th Ibero- American Architecture Biennial (2002).

Visiting Professor at Cambridge University, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design RISD and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Invited for several seminars and lectures in the GSD Harvard University, GSAPP Columbia University, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea), Università di Venezia, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhague, Universidad Belgrano in Buenos Aires, FH ArchitecturKämten (Austria), Instituto Cervantes Lyon, CHU Hong Kong, PUCRS in Brazil, ETSAB in Barcelona, UC Santiago de Chile as well as La Habana, Montevideo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Frankfurt, Sardinia, etc.

Practicing architect based in Madrid and principal of Blanca Lleó Asociados that she established in 1985. Her built works include residential projects (Mirador building and Celosia building co-authored with Mvrdv, MareDeu building in Barcelona), institutional projects (Lighthouse in the Mediterranean, Jaen New Prison, Lorca Town Hall), restoration projects, landscape and urban projects (Sitges Master Plan, Cadiz Salt Sea Park, Toledo historic city), Design projects (Bibliobus, I.Gardellaexhibition at MOPU, Isabel Muñoz exhibition at Canal Isabel II). Her projects have been awarded and selected several times in the national and international prizes and competitions (COAM, Endesa, Madrid Town Hall, FAD, Spanish Biennial, Mies van der Rohe, Europan) and have been published in architecture magazines as Domus, Bauwelt, Arquitectura, Quaderns, SUMMA +, El Croquis, De Architect, On diseño, Arquitectura Viva, a+t, Assemblage, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians JSAH, Metalocus, Compasses (Dubai), T+a (China), Wallpaper, Detail, etc. and exhibited at Biennale di Venezia, MOMA New York, Tokio Design Week, Aedes Gallery Berlin, Shangai 2010, RIBA London, Athens, Moscow.

She is Member of the Board of the National Architecture and Planning Museum of Spain, Alejandro de la SotaFundation, EUROPAN, has been member of  the Quality Committee for the Barcelona Town Hall, College of Architects Madrid COAM, the board of the Caja de Arquitectos Bank, the Spanish Architecture Biennial and independent expert of the Mies van der Rohe award.