Born in Bilbao in 1944. Architect graduated at ETSAM in 1972. Until 1979, collaborated with Alejandro de la Sota.
He was professor at ETSAM from 1996 to 2009, and visiting professor at other architecture schools.
His work has been subject of various exhibitions and publications in different countries, and obtained different awards and distinctions, among which should be highlighted:
1987: The Architecture Prize of the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) for the City Council of Valdelaguna.
1991: The García Mercadal Prize of the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Aragón (COAA) for the Zaragoza Library.
1994: The European Community “Europa Nostra” Medal and Diploma for the Restoration of the Palacio de Linares in Madrid.
1994: The European Community “Europa Nostra” Medal and Diploma for the Restoration of the Casa de las Conchas of Salamanca.
1996: The IberFAD “Alejandro de la Sota” Prize for the Ciempozuelos House of Culture (Madrid).
In 2008 Arquia published his “commonplace book”, Idas y vueltas.