Izaskun Chinchilla graduated as an architect in 2001 from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She has led her own practice since 2011 and is Senior Teaching Fellow and Researcher at the Barlett School of Architecture. She has also taught at the Ecole Special in Paris and at the HEAD University in Geneva. She was Studio Professor in the University of Alicante (Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad de Alicante) from 2002 to 2007 and she is currently teaching at the University Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura Universidad Politécnica de Madrid as well as at the Instituto de Empresa, also in Madrid. Her professional practice is accompanied by a research project called “Social and aesthetic repercussions of technical topics and solutions which take ecology into account” and that brought her Columbia University as a visiting scholar (2002), Ecole de Mines de Paris (2003) and Princeton University in New Jersey (2004) and also to the Institut d´Arquitectura Avancada de Catalunya (Barcelona), in a Postgraduate Masters program (2003-2007).
As speaker she has participated in forums, lectures and debates in more than 80 international locations and more than 90 magazines and publications have published proposals from her office. Her work has been exhibited in 8ª Biennale di Venezia, 10ª Biennale di Venezia, V Bienal de Arquitectura y Diseño de Sao Paulo as well as in traveling exhibitions at New Trends Europe-Asia, Panorama Emergente Iberoamericano or Europan 7 and in museums such as LIGA (México DF), galleries including “mad is mad” (Madrid), Arquerias de Nuevos Ministerios del Ministerio de la Vivienda (Madrid), la Casa Encendida (Madrid) and the Museo de Teruel (Teruel).