Israel Alba (Madrid, Spain) is a Ph.D. Architect, designer and academic. He obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture Summa Cum Laude in 2015 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM). He studied architecture at the ETSAM (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid), obtaining his professional degree, and at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, USA, graduating as licensed architect in 2000.
He is Associate Professor of Studio Design at the School of Architecture and Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Madrid Campus (UPSAM). He has lectured on the issue of waste and possible solutions in Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Mexico and Spain. His work has been exhibited and published through national and international specialized media. Israel Alba has also published and contributed to several books.
WASTE LAB CAN
Israel Alba heads since 2000 a multidisciplinary firm of architecture, design and landscape, headquartered in Madrid, based on a collaborative, multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach to architecture, design and landscape. It deals with the contemporary city as a complex, variable phenomenon and embraces its continuous transformation as a positive, optimistic process. Through its operating platform WASTE LAB CAN, its architecture focuses on the issue of waste and possible solutions. It is involved in theoretical and academic research and debate, whilst also working on real practical issues in the construction of large-scale projects.