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Andrea Bardon de Tena is a Spanish architect who develops her PhD in Advanced Architectural Projects at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Her research focuses on the impact of cultural hybrization on local architecture and spatial transformations.

She holds a Master (2018) and a bachelor’s degree (2016) both in Architecture and carried out at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. During her studies, she spent one year abroad (2014-2015) at La Cambre Horta Faculty of Architecture, Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium. There, she reinforced her interest in the connection between architecture and human sciences, taking multidisciplinary classes including anthropology of space. She also studied in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States, as a long-term Rotary Youth Exchange Student (2008-2009).

She has worked abroad for office Atelier 4/5 Architecture, in Brussels, Belgium, and for CONI Association, in Coban, Guatemala, where she participated in the Rural School Prototype Project for maya-q’eqchi indigenous communities in Alta Verapaz. 

For the past two years, she has been working in Burgos & Garrido Architects, in Madrid, Spain, developing international landscape and housing projects. At the same time, she started her PhD thesis, being actively involved in college as a visiting lecturer and teacher assistant for Architectural Design and Research Tools classes.


  • Degree in Architecture, School of Architecture of Madrid [ETSAM-UPM], 2016
  • Master’s in Architecture, School of Architecture of Madrid [ETSAM-UPM], 2018
  • Ph.D. in Advanced Architectural Projects, School of Architecture of Madrid [ETSAM-UPM], 2021

Academic Experience

  • Guest Speaker, Class “NIM AK’MU” for “Herramientas de investigación” [Research Tools class] (1,2,3), October 2019, February 2020, September 2020.
  • Guest Speaker, Class “NIM AK’MU” in “Como Si Fa”, September 2018
  • Guest Speaker, Class “Coopera como alumno”, November 2018


  • Finalist Award, PFC ASEMAS 2019 Competition, 2019
  • Honorable Mention, Award PFC COAM 2018 Competition, 2018
  • Exhibition, Selected project for Becoming, Spanish Pavilion 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, 2018
  • Scholarship, UPM Assistance for International Cooperation Journeys, Project within CONI Association, Guatemela, 2016


  • Spanish 5
  • English 1
  • French 1

Overseas Experience

  • Guatemala
  • Spain

Selected Publications

  • 2020. “Manual de adaptación de los sistemas de PRODUCCIÓN y DISTRIBUCION DE VÍVERES para asegurar el suministro.” inside the publication “LA MITIGACIÓN DEL IMPACTO DEL COVID-19 EN CONTEXTOS DE PRECARIDAD. Posibles medidas desde la perspectivas de la Habit
  • 2019. TFM-Master “NIM AK’MU. Nuestra gran sombra” Published in 2017/2018 Yearbook, ETSAM. By the FOundation “General de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”. March, 2019
  • 2018. TFM-Master “NIM-AK’MU, ETSAM. Digital archive DPA.”
  • 2016. TFG “Hábitat. Esquernas especiales de la arquitectura primitiva’, tutored by José Luis Garcia Grinda. Digital archive UPM.

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