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Xabier Barrutieta




Associate Professor of Advanced Construction and Innovation at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

Xabier Barrutieta (1978) is an Architect graduated with honors that trained in Spain, Germany and Switzerland. He leads is own architects office and teaches in the fields of Project Design and Sustainability and has also been part of several research projects related with sustainable construction and urban design. He worked for the Basque Regional Spatial Planning Department and the Basque Architects Chamber in spatial planning and urban regeneration projects.


He established his own practice in 2003 and has collaborated with several international firms in the fields of urban and landscape design, architecture and ecotechnologies; teaming up with Arup and Foster+Partners among others. His work was selected for the Very Young Spanish Architects exhibit and has been awarded several prizes such as the prestigious Europan 10 Prize for European Young Architects.


The main fields of the office are NZEB & green building design, integrated sustainability solutions and urban transformation projects where applied innovation and careful design are the key to create forward thinking spaces.

He currently is an Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU in the fields of Sustainable and Industrialized Construction and Innovation Management.

Multidisciplinary team


Present and past collaborators @


Ander González

Olaia Pozueta

Anastasia Kolbasnikova

Xabier Sarasola

Iñigo Sarobe

Zigor Irastorza

Marco Sartoretto

Ander Guerra

Nahikari Calleja

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