Spanish Architects society

A platform that aims to encourage an active link between Spanish and Australian architecture and design

Who we are.

The Spanish Architects Society in Australia is a platform that aims to encourage an active link between Spanish and Australian architecture and design.

It is conceived as a two-way bridge, being a meeting point between Professionals, Academia, Government, and Institutions of both countries.

Nowadays, there are many Spanish architects working in Australia or with a strong professional relationship with this country.

Our mission.

› Create a platform to foster networking and knowledge sharing between Spanish and Australian architects and designers.
› Promote the exchange of Architecture students and young professionals between both countries.
› Create a List of Spanish architecture companies currently working in projects in Australia.
› Consulting for projects in Australia that requires Spanish design.
› Give support to Spanish architects, helping them to understand the Australian working environment to improve their performance in the local market.
› Provide information and advice to those architects who move to Australia in search of new career opportunities
› Improve the visibility of the creative capacity of Spanish professionals, in disciplines directly related to architecture: Interior Design, sustainability, building materials, construction solutions, furniture and product design, real estate, etc.

SAS Support

helping members to understand Australian working environment

SAS Events

being proactive and organising interesting and fun activities

SAS Info

sharing the most up to date news on architecture and design

SAS Networking

connecting professionals through the ever growing network of SAS members

Knowing the team
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Sergio Alvarez

President

Sergio is a Registered Architect with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV). Master´s Degree in Architecture by the Madrid Polytechnic (Spain) in 2005, having been involved since then in professional and academic roles, such as a lecturer in interior design, research programs at the university (PhD) and specialization course coordinator in Ephemeral Installations. He currently combines professional practice as an Architectural Project leader with Teaching roles at Monash University in Melbourne.

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Hector Jonges

Vice President

Hector Jonges Tunon studied architecture and engineering at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, with seven years of international experience across four countries, before moving to Australia three years ago. Hector’s focus is transport infrastructure and particularly metro station design. In Singapore he worked on both the Thompson East Coast Line and the Cross-Island Line. In Melbourne he is project manager at Grimshaw Architects where he led the reference design for Library Station.

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Marta Chover

Secretary

Master of Architecture from Polytechnic University of Valencia (ETSAV) 2012. Actively working as an Architect & Interior designer at BAR Studio, an agency specialized in hospitality. Previously, she worked for Studio Equator and, currently, she is working at BAR Studio designing luxury hotels.
Australia and, specifically Melbourne has taken her into discovering the interior design field which has opened her mind toward a new way of creating. Now she cannot understand architecture without interior design and vice versa.

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Victor Ballester

Accountant

My background and experience is in Architecture, Construction and Development Project Management. Over the years I have led Multi-Residential, High Rise Towers as well as Hotel, Student Accommodation, and Commercial projects.
I am passionate at everything I do and my motivation is always to achieve an optimal design solution to capture the full potential within project budget.
With an international professional background, outside the work environment I practice a lot of sports, considering myself as friendly, happy and always ready for a smile.

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Maria Torres

Vocal

Master Architect graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ETSAV) and student abroad at Higher Technical School of Architecture of Brussels.
Post-graduate from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in both Architectural Rehabilitation and Landscape, she has experience in design, urban planning, landscape and rehabilitation in Spain.
Maria is keen on dancing, learning languages and travelling and she is a passionate about Melbourne’s style of life.

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Escarlata Fuster

Vocal

Master of Architecture graduated from Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB).
After graduation, Escarlata moved to Delft, The Netherlands, and worked for two years at the award-winning architecture office Cepezed.
Keen to gain more international experience, on 2009 she went travelling around Australia and finally established herself (settle) in Melbourne, where she has been working at John Demos architects, involved mainly on significant unique multi-residential projects and high-end houses.

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Larry Parsons

Vocal

Larry has over thirty years’ experience in planning and architecture. He has worked in both public and private sectors, in Melbourne, the UK, Oman and Spain and has extensive experience in urban renewal, master planning and precinct planning.
Larry has successfully managed his own private practice in Spain as well as heading the Urban Design Units at both the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria, where he managed the Minister for Planning’s significant development approvals portfolio and the 2016 Central City Built Form Review.
At Ethos Urban Larry leads a range of urban design and planning projects for both private and institutional clients.

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Inma Sevilla

Vocal

Inma Sevilla studied Master of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Through her career Inma has worked in Spain, Portugal, Malaysia and has now settled in Australia, working at Buchan. She specialises in commercial architecture and has been involved in the design of the new Adelaide casino, the conversion of the Pentridge prison into a new shopping centre, as well as other large developments across the country.

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