¨To articulate relationships and build physical and symbolic shelters are still the primary functions of architecture, but the territory where these are placed, has changed. We have to learn how to live in a more complex and artificial environment.¨

TOÑO FORASTER, cofounder and principal

Bilbao 1968. Master in Architecture by the School of Architecture of Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, 1994. He completed his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape. Between 1993 and 1995 he collaborated with the architect Josep Llinás and in 1996 he founded along with Victoria Garriga, AV62 ARQUITECTOS.

He has taught at several universities (University of Virginia -USA-, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Polytechnic University of Seville, ELISAVA / School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona -Universitat Pompeu Fabra-, EINA, University Design Center and Art of Barcelona, UAB, among others, and has given numerous lectures on his professional experience, especially about urban development and protection of architectural heritage in fragile contexts like World Bank Headquarters, Arab House, IEMED-European Institute of the Mediterranean, among others.

Much of his work focuses on the development of Cultural, Museum and Educational Projects as well as Territorial Planning and Urban Revitalization.