Javier Quintana de Uña
DTT Leader - Global Currents
Javier is the design and managing director of IDOM UK, an international award-winning architecture and engineering company with presence in the UK since 2001. Javier has experience in directing cross-disciplinary teams at both national and international level. Prior to IDOM, he has been the director of the Foundation Escolá (IDOM’s R&D division) and the dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, an innovative institution created by the top ranked IE Business School, Madrid.
He also was founding partner of [tba] taller basico de arquitectura, an architectural practice focused on design innovation. Javier holds a master degree from Columbia University and has a PhD from the University of Navarra. His built work has been awarded, exhibited and published internationally. Besides the role in Idom, Javier is a member of the board of the UK Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
In 2015/16, Javier co-led the Design Think Tank New Knowledge; in 2016/17 he is leading Global Currents.