Virginia De Jorge Huertas (1991), born in Madrid, is a PhD Architect (2019). She has been evaluated number 1 in Architecture with honours in her Final Carer Project (2015) at the University of Alcala, ETSA-UAH (Madrid, Spain) and awarded with the prize to the most outstanding graduate 2016. She gained two research fellowships, ARQUIA scholarship in 2015 and 1º prize Europan 14 in La Bazana. She has done her PhD with a four-year research contract called “FPU - Formación de Profesorado Universitario” (FPU 15/00791) financed by the Minister of Education Culture and Sport of the Spanish Government, which was obtained for professional and academic merit.
She has worked at Verdasco Arquitectos in 2013, at Aybar Mateos Arquitectos in 2015 in Madrid, and at EMBT -Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue- in Barcelona in 2016. Since 2016 she develops her own professional activity collaborating with Michele Di Maggio. During her PhD, she has been Visiting Researcher at the Architectural Association in London and at Università Iuav di Venezia. Her research interests are focused on experimental housing, the architecture of participation, gender and CCI, among others. She has been speaker in several congresses and workshops as MoMoWo, ENHR-Sweden or Centre Bozar. Her professional and academic work has been published in Frontiers of Architectural Research, Ángulo Recto, Nexus Network Journal, Arquitectura Viva, Momentum magazine, Europan 14 España, Europan Europe 14, Techne or Spatium.