Professional career

José Antonio Carbajal Navarro

joseantonioBorn in 1942. Carbajal studied at the Superior Technical College of Architecture, University of Seville, and worked as a professor at the same University from 1968 till 1989. At the same time he was designing and conducting various architectural projects. In 1990 the rehabilitation of the Falla theatre in Cádiz granted him the andalusian prize for cultural maintenance of historical and artistical heritage.
During the nineties, and after leaving his position at the university, he started developing his own architectural projects. In addition he collaborated with Rafael Otero, José Daroca and Francisco Reina, architects he got to know both at professional and personal level during his years at the university. These were projects such as new town halls, theatres, hospitals, apartments and design of public spaces, initiated by official public administration. Furthermore the main part of these projects was gained through the participation in conceptual competition.
In 1998 the design of the theological seminary granted him the annual architectural prize administrated by the Andalusian association of architects. The same work was honoured with a notification by the national Spanish architectural prize.
In addition some of his work has been published in various architectural magazines, and he has also participated in diverse expositions and biennales like the Spanish architecture (I, III y V), the VI and IX edition of Mostra Internazionale de Architettura de Venecia, the south American Bienal for housing in Lima, the rehabilitation of the theatre of the foundation of C. Gulbenkian in Lisbon and the expo of Hannover 2000.
In 2003, José Antonio and his sons, Nicolás and Rodrigo Carbajal, founded Estudio Carbajal, an architectural practice bassed in Seville. From 2005 he is also in charge of the refurbishment works of Real Maestranza of Seville Bullring.


Nicolás Carbajal Ballell

Born in 1971. PhD in Architecture from University of Seville. As a student he worked in the studio of José A. Carbajal until he finished his academic formation in 2000 and started working full time in Estudio Carbajal. During this time he has also conducted various projects in collaboration with R. Kruszewski, S. Solinas and G. Verd. In addition he works as a professor at the department of architectural design at the University of Seville.
Moreover he has received various professional distinctions and prizes:

  • First prize for the best graduation project
  • The Dragados XVIII Edition prize
  • The architectural prize by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

He has also participated in a range of competitions:

  • Theatre in Vicar, Almeria, in collaboration with Simone Solinas and Gabriel Verd. First prize
  • New German embassy of Poland. Warsaw. In collaboration with Romek Kruszewski, Simone Solinas and Gabriel Verd. Competition in two stages, finalists
  • High Resolution Medical Center in Puente Genil, Córdoba. First prize
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres. First prize
  • 116 dwellings in Costa Ballena. Cádiz. First prize
  • Aerópolis Enterprise Center. Seville. First prize
  • 84 apartments in Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize
  • The bank of Sardinia. Piazza Castello, Sassari. Italy. In collaboration with Andrea Canziani, Simone Solinas and Gabriel Verd. First prize
  • 103 apartments in Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize
  • Intercity bus terminal in Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz. Second classified
  • Competition for the Carnival Museum and design of the area called “Plaza de la Reina”. Cádiz. Third prize
  • Competition for the new High Polytechnic School, Huelva. Third prize
  • Competition for the Rehabilitation of Ecija Town Hall. Seville. First prize
  • Cádiz City of Justice, collaborating with Ayala architects. First prize
  • Gerencia de Urbanismo and Emvisesa New Headquarters. Seville. First prize
  • Fassa Bortolo International Prize for “Sustainable architecture” 2007. Special mention for “Vícar Town Hall Extension”, Almería, in collaboration with Simone Solinas and Gabriel Verd
  • Copper in Architecture Awards, Highly commended, Europe %26 Innovation Prize for “Theatre in Vícar”, Almería, in collaboration with Simone Solinas and Gabriel Verd
  • Tecu Architecture Award 2007. First prize for “Theatre in Vícar”, Almería, in collaboration with Simone Solinas and Gabriel Verd
  • Competition for designing a new waterfront in Bodø. Norway. Finalist
  • Competition for a new Theatre in Aljaraque. Huelva. First prize
  • Competition for the Aerospace Engineering and Design Center at the Andalusian Aerospace Technological Park. Seville
  • Competition for a New Court Building in Huércal-Overa. Almería. Second placed ex aequo (architecture proposal)
  • Competition for the Centro Granadino del Alzhéimer in Armilla, Granada. First prize

He has participated in different courses and workshops of international significance, as well as in some exhibitions and national or international publications.


Rodrigo Carbajal Ballell

Born in 1974. PhD in Architecture from University of Seville. As a student he started to work in the office of José A. Carbajal. This work gradually became in a full time job. In addition he works as a professor at the department of architectural design at the University of Seville.
During the course of his studies he obtained various prizes:

  • Best academic achievement in 1998/99
  • First prize for his graduation project
  • The Dragados XVII Edition prize

In addition he has also participated in the following architectural competitions:

  • National competition for the site El mirador, Algeciras. Cádiz. In collaboration with Alberto Cerezo Narváez, Sergio Suárez Marchena, José Moreno Odero and Antonio Olid Manchego. Finalist
  • Competition for the Montilla hospital. Córdoba. In collaboration with Alberto Cerezo Narváez and Ámbito Architecture. First prize
  • High Resolution Medical Center in Puente Genil, Córdoba. First prize
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres. First prize
  • 116 dwellings in Costa Ballena. Cádiz. First prize
  • Aerópolis Enterprise Center. Seville. First prize
  • 84 apartments in Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize
  • 103 apartments in Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize
  • Intercity bus terminal in Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz. Second classified
  • Competition for the Carnival Museum and design of the area called “Plaza de la Reina”. Cádiz. Third prize
  • Competition for the new High Polytechnic School, Huelva. Third prize
  • Competition for the Rehabilitation of Ecija Town Hall. Seville. First prize
  • Cádiz City of Justice, collaborating with Ayala architects. First prize
  • Gerencia de Urbanismo and Emvisesa New Headquarters. Seville. First prize
  • Competition for designing a new waterfront in Bodø. Norway. Finalist
  • Competition for a new Theatre in Aljaraque. Huelva. First prize
  • Competition for the Aerospace Engineering and Design Center at the Andalusian Aerospace Technological Park. Seville
  • Competition for a New Court Building in Huércal-Overa. Almería. Second placed ex aequo (architecture proposal)
  • Competition for the Centro Granadino del Alzhéimer in Armilla, Granada. First prize

His academically achievement were remarkable, and during the studies he also participated in different courses and workshops of international significance.
Some of his projects has been published at various occasions in international and national architectural magazines and also at different exhibitions.


Fernando Moreno Humanes

Born in 1979. His collaboration with Estudio Carbajal begun in 2003 with the development of the competition for the new headquarter of the Auna company in the technological park of Cartuja, Seville. During this time he participated in projects such as:

  • Competition for the headquarter of the Auna company in the technological park of Cartuja, Seville. Second classified
  • 116 dwellings in Costa Ballena. Cádiz. First prize
  • Aerópolis Enterprise Center. Seville. First prize
  • 84 apartments in Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize
  • 103 apartments in Algeciras. Cádiz. First prize
  • Intercity bus terminal in Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz. Second classified
  • Competition for the Carnival Museum and design of the area called “Plaza de la Reina”. Cádiz. Third prize
  • Competition for the new High Polytechnic School, Huelva. Third prize
  • Competition for the Rehabilitation of Ecija Town Hall. Seville. First prize
  • Cádiz City of Justice, collaborating with Ayala architects. First prize
  • Gerencia de Urbanismo and Emvisesa New Headquarters. Seville. First prize
  • Competition for designing a new waterfront in Bodø. Norway. Finalist
  • Competition for a new Theatre in Aljaraque. Huelva. First prize
  • Competition for the Aerospace Engineering and Design Center at the Andalusian Aerospace Technological Park. Seville
  • Competition for a New Court Building in Huércal-Overa. Almería. Second placed ex aequo (architecture proposal)
  • Competition for the Centro Granadino del Alzhéimer in Armilla, Granada. First prize

In 2005 he graduated at the Higher Technical College of Architecture, University of Seville. In 2006 he also started designing his own projects at the same time as he continued his collaboration with Estudio Carbajal.

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