Academic level

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Oxford (UK) investigating how architecture affects health and well-being from a Hindu-Christian spiritual perspective, after living in India where I studied their Vedic architectural system. I received my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where I studied. It was precisely in this school of architecture where I started to have existential questions regarding the psychological and emotional impact of architecture on health and well-being.

Personal experience

My professional career took a radical turn after traveling for the first time to India in 2013 for 6 months, alone, backpacking and ready to live the adventure. There I started the practice of yoga and meditation as a lifestyle and discovered a new architectural concept based on the great spiritual teachings of India, awakening in me a greater interest for my Christian tradition. Since then my professional, spiritual and personal experience with the academic research in sacred space has been nourishing, evolving and combining each other. I look beyond what the eye can see with what the heart can feel in the search of Truth.

Professional experience

My wanderlust lifestyle has led me to live, study and work in England, France, Spain, Italy and India. After working for many years in large international architectural studios such as Foster + Partners and CTE, Dalalba was created thanks to a project selected by the business department of the Vicerectorado de Investigación de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2010. Its first technological essence has changed a lot since then, transforming over time into a design studio to promote the personal and spiritual growth of people through space.

My nature seeks the aesthetics to please the eye and the beauty to nourish the soul.

Curriculum Vitae
  • 2006 – I finished my studies in Interior Architecture at the School of Architecture (ETSAM) in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and decided to move to London to learn English.
  • 2007 – In London I find my first job as interior designer in the studio of the prestigious architect Norman Foster (Foster & Partners). There I collaborated for 2 years in the following projects: Audiencia Provincial and in the City of Justice (Madrid), The Bow, office tower in Calgary (Canada), Executive Residence in the School of Management at Yale University (USA).
  • 2009 – I move to the south of France where I started to develop the branding image for a new company called Nenha, ending up being a co-founding partner.
  • 2010 – I return to Madrid to study a Master in Digital Communication and Multimedia for Architecture in the ETSAM of UPM and one of my projects is selected by the business department of the university. This is how Dalalba was born.
  • 2011 – In Madrid I start to collaborate the British architecture and masterplaning studio CTE in different international projects while I continue to attend Nenha’s image and communication work.
  • 2013 – I give myself permission to fulfill one of my dreams: travel to India for 6 months, backpacking, alone and ready to live the adventure. I decide to make a break in my professional career to fully dedicate myself to my own interior architecture. There I got fascinated by the traditional architectural system of the Vedas and also fully immersed myself in the practice of Yoga, allowing me to see life and architecture with greater integrity and awareness.
  • 2014 – Back in Spain, I work as a creative manager for Nenha combining it with my activity in Dalalba while I search for a good teacher in India who could introduce me to the greatest spiritual teachings in architecture.
  • 2015 – I move to India with a research scholarship to study Vastu Shastra and geobiology. There I start investigating how architecture affects health and well-being from a Hindu-Christian spiritual perspective.
  • 2017 – In India arises the opportunity to take my research to the academic field in Oxford (United Kingdom) so I return to Europe to start a doctorate in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, in collaboration with Middlesex University and with the support of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, a recognise independent centre of the University of Oxford.