Pepe [José] Lacruz Vela is a Spanish Architect graduate from IE University. He was recognized with the title of Outstanding Student in the Bachelor in Architecture, having registered the highest average grade over the course of study, and awarded Best Final Project of the Bachelor in Architecture. 
After completing his studies, he founded pepelacruzarch, an architecture studio focused on the design and research of projects in architecture and territory. 
Before establishing his studio, Pepe has worked for Bjarke Ingels Group (New York), Spacegroup (Oslo), Nodo17 Group (Madrid), Ingenhoven Architects (Dusseldorf), and NL Architects (Amsterdam).
Along with his professional career, he has been invited as a guest critique at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and IE University in Segovia.
2021 1st Prize Europan 16 International competition. Industrial Re-Evolution. Barcelona [ES]
2020 Gaudí Architecture Prize International Award. Category: Industrial Building Award
2020 Prominent Mention Felix Candela Prize 2020
2020 Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 Nomination
2019 Certificate of Excellence - Dean's List (Awarded by Martha Thorne, IE University)
2019 Best Final Project of the Bachelor in Architecture (IE University)
2019 Outstanding Student of the Bachelor in Architecture (IE University)
2018 Winner Arquia Scholarship Competition 2018 (Awarded by Eduardo Souto de Moura)
2018 2018 Studio Design Excellence Award (Awarded by Izaskun Chinchilla, IE University)
2017 2017 Studio Design Excellence Award (Awarded by Romina Canna, IE University)
2016 Association for Vertical Farming Award 3rd Prize
2016 Thought For Food Shortlisted. Top 20 Shortlisted for the project imPACKt Farm

2020 Rural Alchemy featured in PRE_IMAGINARIOS "a visual prospect from architecture to imagine the city before it happens"
2018 Vallehermoso Market featured in 'The Archi/ologist' Magazine Issue #1, as part of the Commercial chapter

2020 PRE_IMAGINARIOS "a visual prospect from architecture to imagine the city before it happens". Rural Alchemy. Espacio Depósitos Pignatelli - Centro Cívico Ebro - COAAragón, Zaragoza
2020 COVID Exit. Central de Diseño - Matadero, Madrid
2018 Design Excellence Award 2018. The (Re)Productive City. IE University, Segovia
2015 Le Corbusier: 50 Years Later. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia
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