Xavier y Raquel, asociados profesionalmente desde 2003, hemos diseñado, construido y rehabilitado una selección de edificios; destacados, varios de ellos, con reconocimientos y premios.
Who are we?
We are part of a large family of architects graduated from the University of Navarra School of Architecture. The intellectual body of our architectural practice found its roots during our days in college, where we started displaying our particular understanding of humanism, rationalism and rigorous scientific layout merged with the search of true beauty within a serious will of civic service.
RAQUEL CANTERA was born in Madrid (1975), she became an architect in Pamplona E.T.S.A. Universidad de Navarra in 1999. Her first professional experience was carried out in Scotland, at the Town Hall Urban Planning Office in Dundee. Back to Spain, she worked in Burgos for several years involved in various big scale developments such as Public and Residential buildings and Urban Planning.
XAVIER CHÉRREZ was born in Pamplona (1967) and became an architect in E.T.S.A. Universidad de Navarra in 1992 after living in Pamplona, Madrid, Quito and Palermo. He finished his architectural studies in Pamplona with honors after completing his last year of studies in Italy, by a European grant. His first professional collaboration was in Sevilla at Cruz y Ortiz architects studio in 1993. He opened his own studio the year after and since then he has been working as a freelance professional architect. From 1994 until 2003 he simultaneously worked as architectonic project teacher for universitary students. In 2000 he was asked to become the technical construction advisor of the lawyer firm Consumidores Irache; since 2009, he stays as a member of its Director Board.
In 2009, he was asked to become the official Architect for the Diocese of Navarra. owing to his intense experience in construction, project developpment and restoration. The trust and responsibility of this position involves the management and the preservation of the most distinguished local Architectural Heritage, which includes over a thousand pieces of unique and precise Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings.
In 2011 along with his partner Raquel Cantera, they started their professional practice outside their national borders through projects develop in North and Southamerica.
Colaboraciones con otros Arquitectos:
Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, Madrid: Parque Sagrado Corazón, Pamplona.
BCJ architects, Peter Bholin, Bernard Cywinsky, Frank Graumann, Philadelphia, USA. Pamplona Cathedral Master Plan.
Gary Skotnicky, Dallas. Cathedral Loggia in Dallas TX, USA.
Joaquín Fernández, Florida, Miami office.
Colaboraciones con Ingenieros:
Julius Natterer, Laussanne, Suiza. Puente en madera en Pamplona.
Juan Bosco Molina.
Colaboradores en estudio:
Juan José Tenorio.
Asier Martínez, Itziar Zárraga, José Manuel Cabrero, Pilar Llamas, Silvia García Bretón, Elena Mir Melendo, Mamen Escorihuela, Eduardo Tello, María Labairu, Txema Urbiola, Iraida Pérez, Amaya Monreal, Maite Ayape, Carlos Echeverría, Ohiane Colomo, Isabel Andrés, Iñaki Jiménez, Nieves Casbas, Camino Escosa, Itxaso Marquiegui, Cristina Iriguibel, Teresa Vela, Juan Antonio Sobrino, Manuel Aguado, Jokine Crespo, Leyre Apalategui, Teresa Ojeda, Estíbaliz Gutiérrez, Paula Ibáñez.
Miguel Ángel Mardones, Javier Castro, Aingeru Bozal, Ignacio González, Mayte Irurzun, Blanca Bilbao, Cristina López.
Cálculo de estructuras:
Beatriz Gil, Javier Gracia, Manolo Merino, Aurora Barrio, José Manuel Cabrero Ballarín.
José María Moro, Ramón Palacios.
José Luis Sáenz