Dr Irene Perez Lopez

Dr Irene Perez Lopez

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Career Summary

Biography

Irene Perez Lopez is Doctor in Architecture and Critics by theSchool of Architecture of Madrid ETSAM-UPM. Her PhD explore the limit between the city and the building fabric, analyzing big scale architecture and urban projects in the limit between scales and disciplines. 

Irene ran her own practice focus on the development of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture projects. She had collaborated with other design practices in Spain, United Kingdom and USA, in the development of consultancies and projects at different scales from master plans to details, on an international domain.

She worked in Chile as director of TerritorioMayor (2013-14), the Centre for Urban Studies at the Mayor University, on the development of consultancies and design-led research regarding to sustainable urban city planning, landscape and territory. 

Irene is President and co-founder of the Pan-American Observatory of Landscape, Territory and Architecture OPPTA, a non-profit  international organization focused on the protection, restoration, recovery and reconstruction of urban and rural environments with a special focus on sustainable design and planning and the implementation of Resilience cities and societies. 

She is Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. Previously, she has been teaching at the Bío Bío University and Mayor University in Chile and Salamanca University and the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid ETSAM-UPM, both in Spain.


Keywords

  • architecture and urban design, resilience
  • architecture design
  • resilience and sustainability
  • urban design

Languages

  • Spanish (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120101 Architectural Design 30
040104 Climate Change Processes 30
120508 Urban Design 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/4/2013 - 15/5/2014 Director and Head of Research Universidad Mayor de Chile
Centre of Urban Studies
Chile
1/6/2014 - 1/6/2016 Senior Lecturer Universidad del Bio Bio
Urban Design and Planning
Chile
1/1/2012 - 31/12/2012 Guest Lecturer Universidad de Salamanca
Master of Architecture and Interior Design
Spain
1/6/2006 - 1/6/2008 Research Assistant Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture
Unit Federico Soriano
Spain

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/2017 - 31/10/2018 Senior Landscape Architect Grant Associates
United Kingdom
5/5/2005 - 31/12/2010 Director Local Landscape Architecture and Design
Spain
1/2/2011 - 31/3/2013 Director and Head of Research Observatorio Panamericano de Paisaje Territorio y Arquitectura OPPTA
Spain
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Zazo Moratalla A, Alvarez A, Perez Lopez I, Varela Martinez C, 'Proyecto ARA: Plan estratégico municipal integral para la incorporación de medidas de adaptación al cambio climático en Chimalhuacán', Cambio climático: lecciones de y para ciudades de américa latina, U. Externado de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia 699-736 (2016)

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 López IP, Martínez MDCV, 'Oppta Methodology for Intervention in Areas Affected by Risk in Latin America', Procedia Engineering, 161 1893-1898 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.746
2015 Perez Lopez I, 'Radicales Libres. Estrategias proyectuales y docentes de gran escala en las escuelas de arquitectura asociadas a los movimientos visionarios de 1960-1970', Arquitecturas del Sur, 33 80-93 (2015)
2015 Perez Lopez I, 'Hacia una arquitectura y un urbanismo infraestructural', Revista Urbano, 32 26-37 (2015)
2011 Perez Lopez I, Barrero Perez L, 'Donde tiritan todos los semáforos', Fisuras de la Arquitectura Contemporanea, 17 62-69 (2011)
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Perez Lopez I, Maldonado Rios A, 'Strategic Urban Plan for the Araucania Region (Chile): The environmental awareness of the Community.', PLEA 2017 Proceeding, Edimburgh (2020)
2020 Perez Lopez I, 'New perspectives for design in the urbanized delta: Living with water in Newcastle s threshold between land and water', New perspectives for design in the urbanized delta: Living with water in Newcastle s threshold between land and water, Gotterborg, Sweeden (2020)
2020 Perez Lopez I, 'Research methods and design strategies to improve resilience in coastal and estuary cities', Research methods and design strategies to improve resilience in coastal and estuary cities, San Francisco, USA (2020)
2016 Perez Lopez I, 'Resilencia Urbana: Ideas para una Metodologia de Rehabilitacón Integral en áreas vulnerables de America Latina', Medellín, Colombia (2016)
2014 Pérez López I, Varela Martínez C, Zazo Moratalla A, 'Paisajes para la emergencia en cinco emplazamientos de América Latina', 51st World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, IFLA 2014 (2014)
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Dr Irene Perez Lopez

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email irene.perezlopez@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6608
Fax (02) 4921 6608
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room AG31
Building School of Architecture
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