Dr.Fernando Jerez, Associate Professor and Chair of the Integrated Design at ALVA, University of Western Australia, is an architect and founding partner of SMAR Architecture Studio –an architectural office recently winner of the Science Island Museum in Kaunas, Finalist in the Guggenheim Helsinki International Competition among 1715 entries in 2015 and Top 3 finalist in the MALI Lima Museum of Art International Competition, 3 Prize in Aalto Museum Competition in 2016 and with more than 20 international awards since 2007- with offices in Madrid and Western Australia. 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 University of Western Australia and participated in Juries at the Architectural Association and The Bartlett (UCL) among others. His work and writings have been published in international Journals such as AV (Arquitectura Viva), Architectural Review, A’A’, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Bauwelt, WA wettbewerbe aktuell, EGA, AW or The Architect (Official journal of the Australian Institute of Architects) and recently exhibited in The 2014 National Architecture Conference of Australia (AIA), in the 2015 Exhibition, "Emerging Talent Models of International Practice: Flourishing Spanish Architecture" in the (AIA NY) American Institute of Architecture, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Kunsthalle, Helsinki in 2015.
Associate Professor Department of Architecture UWA, Design Studio, Environmental Design, History and Theory
Program Leader integrated Design
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
Scientific committee and reviewer. Criticall. International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism.
Please see, http://www.smar-architects.com
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.