Fernando Jerez

Associate Professor, DR

  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr.Fernando Jerez, academic at UWA School of Design, University of Western Australia, is an architect and founding partner of SMAR Architecture Studio. Fernando and his team have recently won the Urban Confluence Silicon Valley International Competition in San Jose, CA, the USA among 963 teams from 72 countries, and Science Island Museum in Kaunas, currently under construction. He has also been recently awarded in Asia, Europe, and America, receiving awards from institutions such as the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, the MALI Lima Museum of Art, the Alvar Aalto Foundation, and the Finnish Association of Architects among others. With more than 20 international awards, Jerez, who also studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, holds a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude with International Honors from ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in 2013 where he also graduated. Jerez has been Lecturer at ETSAM UPM, ESAYT, and the University of Western Australia among others, and lectured and participated in panels across Australia, Europe, and the USA. His work and writings have been published internationally in Forbes, Dezeen, Archdaily, Designboom and in magazines such as AV, AR, A’A’, L’Architecture d’Auj ourd’hui, Bauwelt, WA wettbewerbe aktuell, EGA, AW or The Architect and recently exhibited in Australia, Spain, USA, Finland, Korea in Institutions such as the (AIA NY) American Institute of Architecture, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Kunsthalle, Helsinki among others.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Professor Department of Architecture UWA, Design Studio, Environmental Design.
Graduate Research Coordinator

Funding overview

Project Yusur-Bridges. Landscape and Architecture from Spain and Morocco. Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECID), UPM, Spanish Housing Ministry Asociación Cultural del Mediterráneo Occidental (MED-OCC); Spanish Housing Ministry 2008-2012
Project Designing Infraestructure in Landscape. SIMO. Viña Tondonia. ETSAM. Microsoft, Spanish Housing Ministry
Asociación Cultural del Mediterráneo Occidental (MED-OCC); Spanish Housing Ministry 2010
Project Territorial transformations in industrial society: the action of water. Ministerio de Fomento. CEHOPU-CEDEX
Project WA(ter). Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA). Government of Western Australia. 2015

Previous positions

Scientific committee and reviewer. Criticall. International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism.

Current projects

Please see, http://www.smar-architects.com

Teaching overview

MArch Studios, Undergraduate units, Honours supervision, and PhD supervision in Architecture and Environmental Design..


As an Architect and Professor of Architectural Design and Environmental Design. Dr.Jerez studies the relation between architecture, technology and society, deploying near-future scenarios as critical instruments for instigating debate about urban and social issues through design and emerging technologies, in order to improve social and political interaction in relation to the environment.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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