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Francisco Teo Hidalgo Nacher

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Teo Hidalgo Nácher is a chartered architect, director of the Design Research Center and Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at Xian Jiatong-Liverpool University. His practice-based research focuses on architectural strategies relevant to the construction of everyday life and in the potential of bio-based materials to contribute to better-balanced, complex and inclusive ecosystems. His award-winning projects include the Seoul Garden International Competition (1st Prize), Europan 15 Barcelona (2nd Prize), Jiangnan District Community Center Competition (3rd Prize), Gusu District Urban Planning Bureau Metro Competition (2nd Prize) and the Suzhou Ancient City Design Competition, China Society of Architecture (4th Prize). His project Cabanons was exhibited at the 6th Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale 2023 in collaboration with Le Corbusier Foundation and the Qu Art Museum.Teo has served as the Exam Officer of the Department of Architecture (2021-2023) and the Module Coordinator of Final Year Project (2022-2023). He actively participates as a keynote speaker, jury member, and critic at various national and international events and universities.Before joining XJTLU, he worked at the East China Architectural Design and Research Institute in Shanghai, developing high-profile projects, research and award-winning competitions entries such as the Urumqi Diwopu International Airport, the Eastbund Lighttowers, the Baoan Cultural Center, the Sanlin Bridge or the Zhejiang Cultural Center all awarded 1st Prize in international competitions. Teo has served as a consultant and aid-worker at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (ECADI) in Venezuela and as an architect at the office of Elias Torres Jose Antonio Martinez Lapeña in Barcelona. He graduated with a Master´s degree at ETSAV- Politechnic University of Catalonia (BA+MA)


Director XJTLU Design Research Center 2021-Current

Assistant Professor XJTLU, Department of Architecture and Design 2020-Current

Exam Officer, XJTLU Department of Architecture 2021-2023

Leading architect at East China Architectural Design and Research Institute 2012-2020

Design Studio Tutor at Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University 2016-2020

Principal. Teo Hidalgo Nacher architects

Leading architect and Aid Worker at Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation 2009-2010

Architect at Elias Torres Martinez Lapeña architects 2005-2007

Architectural Assistant at Ensamble Studio 2005

Architectural Assistant at FunDC, Rotterdam 2005


ARC304 Final Year Project (Module Leader)

ARC305 Small and Medium Scale Buildings Design (Module Leader)

ARC204 Small Urban Buildings (Module Leader)

ARC105 Small Scale Design (Module Leader)

ARC108 Materials and Construction

ARC101 Design Thinking and Articulation

ARC205 Design and Building Typology

ARC102 Small Scale Design

ARC002 Architectural Representation and Communication

ARC001 Introduction to Architecture and Visual Culture

Awards and honours

EUROPAN15 Barcelona. Living Soils. 2nd Prize. 2019

Sanlin Bridge. 1st Prize. 2019

Entrance Pavilion for 10th China Flower Expo 2021. 1st Prize. 2019

Ideas competition for the restoration of the sanctuary of San Joan de Penyagolosa. Runner-Up. 2019

Architecture Masterprize 2018. Westbund Penthouse. Honorable Mention 2018

Tower for Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. 1st Prize. 2018

Shanghai East Bund Light Towers International Competition. 1st Prize. 2017

Urumuqi Airport International Competition. 1st Prize. 2016

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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