About Núria Sabaté Giner
Núria Sabaté Giner is architect trained at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (2006). She studied at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC) and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. She received a Master in Theory and Practice of the Architectural Project from the UPC in 2009.
As a lecturer in the Architectural Design Department of UPC in the School of Architecture of Sant Cugat del Vallès since 2009, she has participated in the following courses: The architecture of Collective Housing (3rd year), and Temporary Conditions - Reinhabitating (4rd and 5th year). She has also been responsible for the course The Experience of Architecture. She is a tutor and member of the jury for Final Degree Projects. At present, she is teaching the course Habitat and Space (1st year).
She has been member of the teaching team for the Laurea Internazionale di Architettura, a double degree agreement established between the Università degli studi di Enna ‘Kore’ in Sicily and the ETSAV-UPC. She has been guest teacher at French architectural schools (ENSAP Bordeaux, ENSA Bretagne, Ensa Montpellier, Ensa Paris Val de Seine) and at the University of Torreon, Mexico. She has been collaborating with the Illinois Study Abroad Program-Barcelona el-Vallès since 2016, where she teaches Architectural Design studio in the fall semester.
Her professional experience has been nurtured by a long collaboration as lead architect with the Catalan studio Bonell i Gil Architects, working on large-scale competitions and projects both nationally and internationally. Presently, she develops her professional activity as co-director of YUA studio d’architecture, with Matthieu Buquet and Geoffroy Boucher. The practice is based in Barcelona and Paris. Their first built project, maison buq, has been recognized with various architectural awards. Some of the ongoing projects in the studio include the transformation of a château from S.XVIII into a media library in Bruges (fr), the new town building for Serqueux (fr), and the renovation of the Ailly phare and its environment.
- Master of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2009)
- ETSAB: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2006)
- School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2004)