Cherrez y Cantera. Architect's Studio + Art Gallery


Xavier Chérrez Bermejo practices Architecture in Pamplona, Spain in the firm of Chérrez y Cantera.  His work takes him to other cities in Spain and the Americas, with projects in Quito, Medellín and Dallas.  Chérrez studied Architecture in the E.T.S.A. Universidad de Navarra and in Palermo, Italy, after receiving the first Erasmus grant of his University in 1992; he finished his studies with the university’s highest academic honors.

His first professional collaboration was in Sevilla at Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos in1993; and he founded his own firm three years later.  He now serves as the official Architect for the Diocese of Pamplona y Tudela, a post he has held since 2009.  As such he is entrusted with management and the preservation of the Diocese’s most distinguished architectural heritage, which includes over a thousand examples of irreplaceable Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings.

Together with his partner Raquel Cantera, the firm enjoys national and international recognition.  Their religious Architecture has garnered design awards in Spain and the United States and is published in the American journal Faith and Form.



We create places for the people, places for life to grow, buildings where people are able to gather around.

We believe a good building must be adopted by their owners, and be loved; one which makes the cities a desirable place to live in because it helps develop our shared values, fostering our lives in common and the joy of belonging to this world.

And, moreover, we believe our world becomes a little bit better every day through the power of beauty. Our highest honor and satisfaction comes through the appreciation of our work as a mean to contribute to the goals expressed before.




Julius Natterer: Lausanne, Switzerland. Wood Brigde, Pamplona.

Project manager:

Juan Bosco Molina.

Studio collaborators:


Juan José Tenorio, Leyre Vicente, Sara Dorregaray, Sara Peinado, Asier Martínez, Itziar Zárraga, José Manuel Cabrero, Pilar Llamas, Silvia, 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.

Quantity surveyors:

Miguel Ángel Mardones, Javier Castro, Aingeru Bozal, Ignacio González, Mayte Irurzun, Blanca Bilbao, Cristina López.

Structural Enginneering:

Beatriz Gil, Javier Gracia, Manolo Merino, Aurora Barrio, José Manuel Cabrero Ballarín.

Facilities Enginneering:

José María Moro, Ramón Palacios.

Geology Enginneering:

Antonio Aretxabala.

Light Enginneering:

José Luis Sáenz


Josema Cutillas

Colaborations with other professionals:


Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, Madrid. Park Sacred Heart,  Pamplona.

BCJ architects, Peter Bholin, Bernard Cywinsky, Frank Graumann: Pamplona Cathedral Master Plan.

Joaquín Fernández – Achitecture




Xavier Chérrez

Raquel Cantera


Paseo Anelier 22, bajo.
31014 Pamplona (España)
T. +34 948 123 688
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