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Curriculum Vitae

Rafael Villar Burke

Rafael Villar Burke (born in Santiago de Compostela, 1976), studies at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), graduating with a Master of Architecture, specializing in Building (structural engineering, construction and building science), in 2001.

Takes part in the Seminario de Arquitectura Integrada en el Medio Ambiente (SAIMA) (Seminar on architecture integrated in its environment) during years 1999 and 2000, where he grows an interest and education in sustainable architecture and building. He participates in a restricted competition to build highly energy efficient social dwelling in San Fermín - Usera (Madrid, 1999) organized by EMV, besides other ecological architecture projects.

Between years 2000 and 2006 he works as an associate architect in the Madrid based practice Milla, Mira y Navarro, Arquitectos, ellaborating several architectural and urbanism competition proposals, as well as developing building projects (detailing and designing) or doing on-site building supervision.

Activity in the practice was centered around large to medium sized public administration projects (justice, health or cultural buildings…), and most contracts were obtained through open competition.

The list of projects in which he's been directly involved is extense, with some of the most relevant ones being the San Martin de la Vega Auditorium, court buildings in Arganda del Rey, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Granada or Burgos, health care buildings in Madrid, Logroño or Vallecas.

Also, he has experience in the refurbishment or restoration field, having closely participated in the writing and development of the good practices manual for the preservation of "Casa de las Flores", an historical building.

Since 2002 he becomes the main responsible for structural engineering at Milla, Mira y Navarro, Arquitectos. In that position, he has dealt with more than 25.000m2 of new structures and refurbished, supervised or evaluated more than 20.000m2 of already existing structures.

In 2006 he stablished as an independent consultant offering structural engineering and architectural services.

His backgound is completed with an interest (and education) in economical science, computer science and programming.


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Computing and programming

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