Blanca Lleó is a PhD architect, Chaired Professorsince 2012 and professor since 1990 of Architectural Design at the School of architecture of Madrid.Visiting Research at CambridgeUniv. (UK) and Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Rhode Island School of Design and at Cranbrook Academy of Art (USA). Professor invited at the Univ.Nacional de Colombia (Medellín),atChineseUniv. of Hong Kong, at Univ. Europea de MadridUEM and at Univ. Politécnica CatalunyaETSAB.
In 2019 has been choosen Academic of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain (Architecture and Fine Artssection) andhas obtained the First Prizein the International Competition of the Ministerio de Fomento for the Romanesque Museum of La Rioja in Treviana. In 2018 received the honorary NAN award for her professional career proposed by the Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España (NationalSpanishArchitects Council).
Recently, her lastest research work Vivir 100 AñosLongevidad y Ciudad Futura in collaboration with Tokyo University has obtained the First Prize from the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Bienalle (BEAU).
Blanca’s research about contemporary and modern house has been published in books such as Informe Habitar (Madrid 2006) and Sueño de Habitar (Barcelona, 1998 Arquia y 2005 GG), the later awarded the following: Premio ExtraordinarioTesis Doctoral UPM, Caja de Arquitectos Award, COAM Awardand BienalIberoamericana.
Since 1985 she owns her own Architecture Office and has developed diverse buildings. Therefore, it can be distinguished the following projects: Nules lighthouse (First National Award Competition), Lorca’s city Hall (First National Award Comp.), Cadiz’s Park Sea Park (First National Award Comp.), Bibliobus (First Award of the City Hall of Madrid), Jaen’s Prision, Mirador building (First Award City hall of Madrid, finalist FAD awards, mention Spanish Biennal) and theCelosía Building (Finalist FAD AwardsSelected Mies van der Rohe Award) in collaboration with MVRDV, Mare DeuBuilding (SostianableEndesaAward), diverse projects for the historic Center of Toledo, Consorcio Zona Franca in Barcelona,Sitge’s City Hall, projects for private clients such as -Acciona, Necso o Parquesur- single houses as casa M, casa Perdiz, casa F,etc. She has also worked as a curator and designer for diverse exhibitions (Ignazio Gardella. Arquitectura a través de un siglo at MOPU and “El amor y el éxtasis”. Isabel Muñoz in Canal Isabel II).
Blanca’s works and buildings have been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, at the TokioDesign Week, at the Aedes Gallery Berlin, in Shanghai International Exhibition 2010, atRIBA London, at the BEAU, in La Habana, in Moscow, etc. Moreover, her projects and researches have been published in international and national magazines such as Domus, Bauwelt, Arquitectura, Quaderns, SUMMA +, El Croquis, On diseño, Arquitectura Viva, a+t, Assemblage, JSAH, Compasses (Dubai), T+a (China), Wallpaper, Detail, etc.
Blanca has been invited to international conferences and seminars at GSD Harvard University,GSAPP Columbia University, University of Tokyo, Seoul National University, Università diVenezia, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Cervantes Institute, and at the universities ofB. Aires, Hong Kong, Santiago de Chile, La Habana, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Frankfurt,Cerdeña, Istanbul, Medellín, among others.
Other positions held: Independentexpert of the Mies van der Rohe Prize, Member of theNationalCommissionfortheEvaluation of the Investigative Activity CNEAI, Member of theCourt International Postgraduate Scholarships La Caixa, Vice Dean and co-Director for International Relationships of ETSAM, Member of the Commission of Quality of the Barcelona City Council, Patron of the Alejandro de la Sota Foundation and theNational Museum of Architecture, Member of the Caja de Arquitectos and Patron of its Foundation.