José Á Hidalgo is a researcher and educator at the Manchester School of Architecture. He has been previously Associate Professor in the Departament of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (Suzhou, China) and Honorary Teacher in the University of Liverpool (UK). He holds a Degree in Architecture (UPC-ETSAB, 2001) and a PhD in Architectural Design (UPM-ETSAM, 2016). He previously taught in UCH-CEU (Valencia) and the IUAV (Istituto di Architettura di Venezia). He has given several lectures at universities in China, Hong Kong, Sweden, México, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Chile and Argentina. His research is focused on connections between humanities and architecture, with special interest in literature, philosophy and music.

Academic and professional qualifications

PhD Architect (2016, UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Master of Advanced Studies on Research (2005, UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Degree in Architecture (2001, School of Architecture of Barcelona).

Previous Employment

2016-2020 - Associate Professor, Dep. of Architecture. Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2004-2014 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Universidad CEU-Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain

Academic service (administration and management)

MSA, Manchester

- Year 2 Leader - Manchester School of Architecture [2020 - ]

XJTLU, Suzhou

- Examination Officer - Department of Architecture [2019]
- Member - University Review Board [2019 - 2020]
- Liaison UoL-XJTLU Officer, Department of Architecture [2018 - 2020]
- Deputy Officer Internationalization / Global, Department of Architecture [2018 - 2020]
- Year Leader, Year 4 - Level 3 (BEng Architecture, Final Year) [2016 - 2019]
- Leader, Final Year Project, Year 4 - Level 3 (BEng Architecture, Final Year) ) [2016 - 2019]

UCH-CEU, Valencia

- Officer International Affairs with Latin America [2009 - 2014]
- Head of Design Laboratory (CEU_lab) [2009 - 2012]
- Deputy (Acting) Head of Department of Urban & Architectural Design and Theory [2008 - 2011]
- Chair Committee: New Programmes Development BA Architecture + MArch (DASEE+IYPA)
- Leader Final Year Project Master [2008 - 2010 / 2012 - 2014]
- Year Leader, Year 3 [2011 - 2014]
- Officer - Work Placement and Internships Officer [2006 - 2009]

Languages

Spanish (mother tongue)
English (advanced - C1)
Italian (advanced - C1)
Catalan (advanced - C1)
French (intermediate - B2)
Mandarin (elementary - A2)
German (elementary - A2)

Projects and initiatives

R+D COLLABORATIONS / RESEARCH BY DESIGN

2010 SML House Project
Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 - BA+MArch Students
[Companies Funding+Training+Materials over 400,000 EUR]

2010 Fundación Astrohita, Puebla de Almoradiel
Design Astronomical Observatory [9,520 EUR]

2011-2014 PIE Project (Price+Industry+Energy)
Porcelanosa + Universidad Cardenal Herrera + Arquitectura Racional + Tecnalia
Innovative Constructive Systems for Housing - CEU_Lab
[Innovative initiative to partner a university with several stakeholders (materials company, engineering consultant, developers and banks) in order to develop prototypes for housing projects]

2011-2012 REPSOL (Worldwide Energy Company)
Modular Petrol Stations Design - MArch (DASEE+IYPA)
[Company Funding for training over 20,000 EUR]

2012-2013 IKEA - Blue+Yellow is Green
Environmental Assessment / Modular WC units for Stores - MArch (DASEE+IYPA)
[Company Funding for training and design over 30,000 EUR]

2012 SML System Project
Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 - MArch Students
[Companies Funding+Training+Materials over 450,000 EUR]

Media appearances or involvement

PUBLISHED ARCHITECTURAL WORK

Hidalgo, J.Á; Español, P: Centro de Interpretación de las Pinturas Rupestres del Cogul. EN BLANCO,
Revista de Arquitectura. 10/2012. Valencia. ISSN 1888-5616

Hidalgo, J.Á; Español, P: 'Centro de Interpretación de Pinturas rupestres'.
Arquia Próxima / Nuevos Formatos. Arquia. Barcelona, 2012. ISBN 9788493940980

Hidalgo, J.Á; Mocholí, G: ‘BKS - Bathroom and Kitchen system’. Hábitat Sostenible. Grupo Hábitat Futura, Madrid, 2011. ISSN 0016-7043

Hidalgo, J.Á; Español, P: 'Centro de Interpretación en El Cogul'. Dentro de AJAC 6. The awards of
young architects. Actar. Barcelona 2008. ISBN 9788496842489

Hidalgo, J.Á: Centro de Educación Secundaria Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza.
Future arquitecturas. 5/2006. Madrid. ISBN 9771885822001

Prizes and awards

2016: Summa cum Laude, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

2010: Shortlisted Architectural Design, FAD Award (Fostering Art and Design), Barcelona.

2011: Best Teaching Performance in Architecture, CEU (Centro de Estudios Universitarios).

2008: Best Architectural Design, Young Architects in Catalonia. Jury: Kengo Kuma, Christine Binswanger, Mario Coyula. 

2006: Shortlisted Architectural Competition Secondary Education Center, Ibisec (Balearic Institute for Infrastructures and Education).

Expert reviewer for external funding bodies

2005-currently: AGAUR (Research Agency of Catalonia), External Consultant for Research groups and grants

2015: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Consultant for research grants positions

2016: Lleida University Press, Lleida, Spain

2008-2014: INVEA (Research Net of the Architectural Schools of Spain)  

Visiting and honorary positions

2016-2020 - Honorary Recognised Teacher, Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, UK

2016 - Visiting Lecturer, Dep. of Architecture. Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2008-2009 - Visiting Lecturer, IUAV - Istituto di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Editiorial Board membership

2017-currently: ATINER - Athens Journal of Architecture, Athens, Academic Board Member

2011-2015: Circuito de Arquitectura, electronic magazine, Assessor, founder and coordinator (2011-2015)

2018: Architecture across Boundaries - International Conference, Suzhou, China 

Membership of professional associations

Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de la Comunidad Valenciana, 2004-2014

Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Castilla La Mancha, 2002

Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, 2001-2004

Research

Academic collaborations

06.2018 Guest Critic - BA Final Reviews
HKU Space, University of Hong Kong

10.2017 Guest Critic - Levels 3, 4 and Final Year Project

Facultad de Arquitectura, ITESM, Campus Morelia, México

10.2017 Guest Critic - Level 4
Escuela de Arquitectura, Tec. de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México

06.2017 Guest Critic - MArch Final Reviews
School of Architecture, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China

05.2017 Guest Critic - MArch Final Reviews
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

02.2017 Guest Critic - MArch Level 1
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

02.2011 Guest Critic - Level 4
Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid

06.2010 Jury Final Master Projects
IUAV - Istituto di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy

04.2009 Guest Critic
Escuela de Arq. y Diseño, Universidad Pontificia Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

02.2009 Jury Final Master Projects
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Invited Discussions

06.2020 ‘El Castillo Rojo. Sobre la Alhambra de Granada’
Universidad de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

05.2020 ‘Arquifanía. La Arquitectura como manifestación’

Facultad de Arquitectura, ITESM, Campus León, México

04.2020 ‘Liturgy in Architecture. A Reflection on Funerary Spaces’
Department of Architecture, XJTLU, Suzhou, China

10.2017 ‘Las leyes autónomas de la creación de la forma arquitectónica’
Facultad de Arquitectura, ITESM, Campus Morelia, México
Escuela de Arquitectura, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México,

04.2017 ‘Materials and the Creation of Atmospheres in Architecture’
School of Architecture, Central South University of China, Changsha, China

11.2016 ‘New Possibilities - Master in Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University’
Architecture and Art College, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

06.2014 ‘Aproximaciones a la Vivienda Colectiva’
Universidad de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

11.2010 ‘SML System - Solar Decathlon’
ITESM - Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Toluca, México
ITESM - Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, México
Feria Europosgrados 2010, Ciudad de México, México
Feria Europosgrados 2010, Monterrey, México
Feria Europosgrados 2010, Medellín, Colombia
Feria Europosgrados 2010, Bogotá, Colombia

11.2009 ‘SML House: Nuevas Formas de Habitar’
Feria Europosgrados 2009, Ciudad de México, México
Feria Europosgrados 2009, Monterrey, México
ITESM - Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, México
ITESM - Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Toluca, México

04.2009 ‘SML House - Nuevas Formas de Habitar’
ESPOL - Escuela Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Universidad Católica de Santiago, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Universidad de Quevedo, Ecuador

Expert reviewer for journals and publishers

PhD Dissertation PANEL MEMBER / REVIEWER

12.2018 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Josep Llorca Bofí (PhD candidate): The generative, analytic and instructional capacities of sound in architecture.

07.2017 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Joan Ramon Cornellana Díaz (PhD candidate): La Roiba. El retiro como resistencia íntima. [La Roiba. The retreat as intimate resistance]

02.2017 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
José Ángel Nieto García (PhD candidate): Manual del configurador de tiempos. Taxonomías según las acciones modificadoras ejercidas sobre las formas del tiempo en determinadas obras de arquitectura. [Handbook for the time configurator]

Books

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2013. 'Christus. Porta Fidei, Works of Javier Margarit', Pagès Editors, Lleida.

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2013. 'Christus. Porta Fidei. Obras de Javier Margarit', Milenio, Lleida.

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., Viñes, ADCBG., Xátiva, CDSMD., 2009. 'Arquitectura y trascendencia'.

Book Chapters

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2018. 'Arquitectura vernácula y patrimonio. La arquitectura sin arquitectos, la memoria y la identidad'. In Martín López, L., Martínez de la Cruz, C. (eds.) Arquitectura y Sociedad. Aproximaciones temáticas, pp. 244-254, Anáhuac México.

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2017. 'Hacia una definición de lugar: la quinta conversación'. In El lugar, entre experiencias e intenciones conversaciones con Siza, Tagliabue, Ramos y Snozzi, Textos de Arquitectura y Diseño, Buenos Aires.

Hidalgo Arellano, JN., 2007. 'Arquitectura anónima de autor. El caso de José Luis Fernández del Amo'. In Arquitectura vernácula en el mundo ibérico actas del Congreso internacional sobre arquitectura vernácula.

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2007. 'Casilla de Campo en Daimiel. Tradición y contemporaneidad'. In Arquitectura vernácula en el mundo ibérico actas del Congreso internacional sobre arquitectura vernácula.

Hidalgo Arellano, JN., 2007. 'De Platón al Neón, de la Caverna a Nueva York. Reflexiones en torno a la luz, su significado y su representación en el arte'. In Exposició la llum de les imatges lux mundi, Xàtiva 2007 exposició, Xativa 2007, de abril a diciembre de 2007.

Journal Articles

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2018. 'Las leyes autónomas de la creación de la forma arquitectónica', EN BLANCO. Revista de Arquitectura, 23, pp. 82-82.

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2007. 'Promenade in three movements. About the chapel in Neviges by Gottfried Böhm', EN BLANCO. Revista de Arquitectura, 5 (11), pp. 30-30.

Conference Papers

Hidalgo Arellano, JÁ., 2017. 'Giò Ponti y Amate l'architettura. Contradicción y verdad como fuente inagotable de significado en el proyecto de arquitectura / Giò Ponti y Amate l'architettura. Contradiction and Truth as inexhaustible source of meaning in the architectural project', Experiencias y métodos de investigación. I Congreso Iberoamericano redfundamentos, Madrid, 11/12/2017 - 13/12/2017, in ISSN: 2531-1840, pp. 1036-1044.