PhD Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez  

(PC-DR)

Department Architectural Projects, Urban Planning and Composition
Knowledgment area Urban Development and Spatial Planning
Research  Research group Galicia Ciudad y Territorio
Research lines No data available from Curriculum Management System at UDC. (SUXI).
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Orcid id0000-0003-3141-3046

Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez is an PhD architect, specialized in sustainable planning and design. He completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Coruña, after a stay at the UCL-Bartlett’s Center of Advanced Spatial Analysis. His research explores the energy performance of cities with case studies in London and Barcelona. He developed  ​​ an original methodology and evaluation tool for this purpose. The thesis was granted the international mention, qualified with outstanding Cum Laude and it was awarded the Special Prize of the UDC.

He was previously awarded a scholarship by the Barrié de la Maza Foundation to attend a Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Design at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, in London (AA), where he obtained the only distinction of that course. After completing his studies at the AA he joined the teaching staff in the same program. Since 2009 he is a professor at the ETSA in A Coruña, Spain, where he has taught different subjects in the Urban Planning Department. In addition, he has been regularly invited to postgraduate programs, such as the Master in Collective Housing and the Master in City Science of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the Master of Bioclimatic Architecture of the Isthmus University of Panama or the Master in Renewable Energy and Sustainability of the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has also been part of groups of experts in urban planning and energy at events organized by the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Building Research Establishment and the London School of Economics.

In 2015 he obtained a RIBA Research Trust Award to conduct research on the environmental performance of residential buildings in London. He has coordinated several books and written numerous articles and papers in magazines and conferences, highlighting the "Best Paper Award" received at the PLEA 2016 Los Angeles, by a paper jointly written with Juan Montoliu Hernández, on the recovery of structures abandoned as a result of the 2008 crisis.

In addition to his academic duties, he has practised intensely, mainly in urban and environmental related projects. He has collaborated with the José González-Cebrián’s architectural firm in various urban plans and projects since 2002. In 2008 he co-founded, together with other six partners SAAI, an environmental design laboratory and specialized consultancy with projects in Europe, Asia and America, including the conceptual development of two urban projects in Sihui and Dachong, China, or an environmental-based development in León, Mexico, or the adaptation of BREEAM for Communities urban environmental certification tool to Spain. The works in SAAI are combined with independent architectural projects. The Cultural Center in Lérez, in Pontevedra, which was realized after winning a contest of ideas, was awarded with a Gran de Area prize after completion.

Teaching

Subjects taught

This section shows the teaching given in degrees, masters and other officers studies in last 6 years.

Subject and involved studies Total hours
Basic Habitat
Degree in Architectural Studies
12.25
Final Year Dissertation
Degree in Architectural Studies
9
Landscape and Sustainable Habitat
Degree in Architectural Studies
57.5
Landscape project 3
Landscape Degree
30
Urbanism 5
Degree in Architectural Studies
75
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Basic Habitat 6.75
Final Year Dissertation
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
8
Landscape and Sustainable Environment 45
Landscape and Sustainable Habitat 21
Landscape Project 1 26.25
Urban Planning 5 116
Urbanism 5 5
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Final Year Dissertation
Degree in Architectural Studies
9
History of the Gardening and Landscape
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
5
Landscape and Sustainable Environment
Degree in Architecture
43.5
Landscape Design I
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
4
Landscape Design II
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
4
Urban Planning 5
Degree in Architecture
154
Workshop
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
4.5
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Final Year Project
Architecture
7
History of the Gardening and Landscape
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
7
Landscape and Sustainable Environment
Degree in Architecture
63.5
Landscape Design I
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
6
Landscape Design II
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
5
Urban Planning 5
Degree in Architecture
170
Workshop
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
5
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Final Year Dissertation
Degree in Architectural Studies
1
Final Year Project
Architecture
4
Gardening and Landscaping
Architecture
0
History of the Gardening and Landscape
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
7
Landscape and Sustainable Environment
Degree in Architecture
43
Landscape Design I
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
6
Landscape Design II
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
5
Urban Planning 5
Degree in Architecture
112
Workshop
Master's in Landscape Architecture Juana de Vega
5
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Final Year Project
Architecture
8
Landscape and Sustainable Environment
Degree in Architecture
41
Urban Planning 1
Degree in Architecture
54
Urban Planning 4
Degree in Architecture
60
Urban Planning 5
Degree in Architecture
90

Defined tutoring by teacher for 2018/2019 academic course.

Higher Technical University College of Architecture

Quarter Day Site
1st quarter Friday
13:00 a 15:00
Área de Urbanismo. Departamento de Proxector Arquitectónicos e Urbanismo
2nd quarter Monday
12:00 a 14:00
Área de Urbanismo. Departamento de Proxector Arquitectónicos e Urbanismo

EOG works and final master thesis directed

Directed or codirected by current teacher since 2013 year.

The Artes' Ribbon. Fluvial path and recovery of a gravel industry in a public park space
The landscape of the Galician fields
Energy and urban forma. Comparative analysis of different urban typologies in metropolitan area of A Coruña.
Nature Riverwalk
Restoration and enhancement of the historic garden of Monteporreiro, Pontevedra

Research results

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UEI Tool

Type Patente
Entity Universidade da Coruña (UDC)
Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Application date 03/07/2013

Mobility innovations for sustainability and cohesion of rural areas: A transport model and public investment analysis for Valdeorras

Authors Edelmiro López-Iglesias, David Peón, Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Journal JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION Vol. 172 (pages 3520 to 3534)

Renascent urbanism: reviving derelict structures in the wake of the crisis

Authors Juan Montoliu-Hernández, Jorge Rodríguez-Álvarez
Journal Architectural Science Review Vol. 60 Num. 4 (pages 286 to 298)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2017.1336979

Urban Energy Index for Buildings (UEIB): A new method to evaluate the effect of urban form on building' energy demand

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Álvarez
Journal LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING Vol. 148 (pages 170 to 187)

Surface Urban Heat Island and Buildings Energy: Visualization of Urban Climatic Flows

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Álvarez
Journal PÓS - Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo Vol. 23 Num. 41 (pages 122 to 139)

Guía de arquitectura pasiva para viviendas en Galicia

Authors Joaquín Fernández Madrid, Santiago Pintos Pena, Alberto Redondo Porto, Maria Jesus Dios Vieitez, Ricardo Valencia Hentshel, Maria José Paniagua Mateos, Alberto Balea Filgueiras, Susana Orgaz López, Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Publishing Xunta de Galicia - Consellería de Infraestructuras e Vivenda, (España)
ISBN 01234-43210

La ciudad y su territorio: Líneas de investigación del grupo GCeT

Authors Juan José Creus Andrade, José Juan González-Cebrián Tello, Martín Fernández-Prado, Enrique Seoane Prado, Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez, Jesús Conde García
Editors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Publishing Univerdad de A Coruña, Coruña, A (España)
ISBN 978-84-9749-675-9

Manual de recomendaciones para la rehabilitación de viviendas en Galicia

Authors Maria José Paniagua Mateos, Alberto Balea Filgueiras, Susana Orgaz López, Joaquín Fernández Madrid, Alberto Redondo Porto, Santiago Pintos Pena, Maria Jesus Dios Vieitez, Ricardo Valencia Hentshel, Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Publishing Xunta de Galicia - Consellería de Infraestructuras e Vivenda, Santiago de Compostela (España)
ISBN 9876--6789

Apuntes de paisaje: el análisis ambiental

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Editors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Publishing Repronor , Coruña, A (España)
ISBN 978-84-16294-10-7

Miscelánea Urbanística: Experiencias, retos e instrumentos

Editors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez, Martín Fernández Prado
Publishing Universidade de A Coruña, Coruña, A (España)
ISBN 978-84-9749-458-8

Environmental retrofit: Urban energy upgrades in a mild Atlantic climate

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Publishing Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken (Alemania)
ISBN 978-3659433733

TU10 Trabajos Académicos: Área de Urbanismo

Publishing Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, A (España)
ISBN 978-84-9749-392-5

DRU-5. Documentos de Reflexión Urbanística:Vilagarcía

Editors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Publishing Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, A (España)
ISBN 978-84-9749-456-4

TP10 Trabajos Académicos: Área de Proyectos

Publishing Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, A (España)
ISBN 978-84-9749-393-2

Planning Cities for the Post-Carbon Age: A Metabolic Analysis of the Urban Form

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Book La ciudad y su territorio: Líneas de investigación del grupo GCeT
Publishing: Univerdad de A Coruña.
ISBN: 978-84-9749-675-9
Pages From 74 to 94

Nuevos Territorios

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Book DRU 8. A Mariña Cambados
Publishing: Univerdad de A Coruña.
ISBN: 978-84-9749-674-2
Pages From 316 to 318

La Tercera Revolución Ambiental

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Book Miscelánea Urbanística: Experiencias, retos e instrumentos
Publishing: Universidade de A Coruña.
ISBN: 978-84-9749-458-8
Pages From 93 to 101

United Kingdom: University of Nottingham, Architectural Association School of Architecture, University of Bath, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Glasgow School of Art, Oxford Brookes University

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez. Simos Yannas
Book State of the Art of Environmental Sustainability in Academic Curricula and Conditions for Registration
Publishing: Educate Press. University of Nottingham.
ISBN: 978-0-9573450-8-9
Pages From 328 to 390

Learning from the chawl: A vernacular urban typology for contemporary communities
Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2017. Edinburgh. Design to Thrive
International

Authors Shruti Shiva, Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Place Edinburgo (Reino Unido)

Enhancing Public Life in a Mediterranean City:Bioclimatic Strategies for Outdoor Spaces in Valencia
Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. CIties, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments
International

Authors Sheila Esteve-Arnau, Jorge Rodríguez-Álvarez
Organization University of Southern California
Place Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos)

Crisis Architecture: Colonising unfinished residential structures
Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. CIties, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments
International

Authors Juan Montoliu-Hernández, Jorge Rodríguez-Álvarez
Organization University of Southern California
Place Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos)

A Climatic Cartography for Sustainable Housing: Development of a metereological classification in Galicia, Spain
Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. CIties, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez, Santiago Pintos Pena
Organization University of Southern California
Place Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos)

Lessons from Vernacular Architecture in the Mexican Bajio
Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2016 Los Angeles. CIties, Buildings, People: Toward Regenerative Environments
International

Authors María Teresa Sánchez Pérez, Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization University of Southern California
Place Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos)

Energy and Urban Form: Visualizing the Metabolism of Cities
4th European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Architecture and Planning. EESAP4
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO
Place Donostia-San Sebastián (España)

Energy and urban form: A top-down assessment tool
29th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2013
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Universidad de Munich
Place Munich (Alemania)

Heat Island and Urban Morphology: Observations and analysis from six European cities
29th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2013
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Universidad de Munich
Place Munich (Alemania)

Immaterial design: Mapping flows to communicate and inform
29th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2013
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Universidad de Munich
Place Munich (Alemania)

Sustainable Environmental Design Consultancy:Practices informed and Practical Outcomes
27th International conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2011
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez, Michael Smith-Masis, María Mena Deferme
Organization Universidad Católica de Lovaina
Place Louvain-la-Neuve (Bélgica)

Museo Abierto. Recuperación de la Península Sur del Lago de As Pontes.
I Congreso de Investigación sobre Paisaje Industrial
National

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez, María Paz Sangiao
Organization Laboratorio del Paisaje Industrial Andaluz. Universidad de Sevilla
Place Sevilla (España)

BREEAM Communities in Spain
Sixth International Conference on Sustainable City 2010
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Wessex Institute of Technology
Place Coruña, A (España)

Rehabilitación energética del tejido urbano residencial. Evaluación previa para una mayor eficacia
Sustainable Building Conference. SB10MAD
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Green Building Council España
Place Madrid (España)

La certificación de la sostenibilidad de la urbanización
CONAMA10 Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente
National

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization FUNDACIÓN CONAMA
Place Madrid (España)

Environmental Retrofit. Energy Upgrades of Urban Dwellings
26th international conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. PLEA 2009
International

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Université Laval, Quebec, Canadá
Place Quebec (Canadá)

Energy Upgrades of Urban Housing
Congreso de Arquitectura Sostenible 2009
National

Authors Jorge Rodríguez-Alvarez
Organization Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Castilla y León
Place Valladolid (España)

Positions

Academic or management positions held by teacher.

Comisión de Calidad de la ETS de Arquitectura

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