Ignacio Fernandez Solla

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Ignacio F. Solla
Visiting Lecturer, Architect, Façade Consultant
M.Sc., ETS Arquitectura Madrid
Ove Arup & Partners SAU, Spain
Ignacio F. Solla is an Associate Director of Arup in Spain, and the leader of the Facades Group in that country. He is an architect and has spent his career as a façade contractor, a supplier and a building envelope consultant. Ignacio provides façade design and consultancy for multi-disciplinary teams on building projects globally.  His particular expertise is the design of high-performance and energy-efficient glazed façades, balancing materials supply, design, and construction according to local capabilities.
Selected projects include the Bridge Pavilion with Zaha Hadid in Zaragoza; Bodegas Portia with Foster & Partners in Burgos; Palmas Altas Campus with Rogers Stirk & Harbour & Partners in Seville; Terminal T4 at Barajas International Airport with Rogers & Lamela in Madrid; BBVA Headquarters with Herzog & de Meuron in Madrid, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Munch Museum with Herreros Arquitectos in Oslo, and Bogota Convention Center also with Herreros Arquitectos in Columbia.
Ignacio devotes part of his time to teaching in universities and professional associations in Spain and Italy. Most of the Arup projects he leads at the moment are located in Central and South America.