Borrell Jover is an architectural practice established in Barcelona in 2015, triggered by a second generational change, following the incorporation of Maria Borrell in 2006 and Jorge Jover in 2008.

Our desire is to use architecture as a means to respond to specific issues, to bring us closer to the community and to satisfy the requirements of our clients, identifying their needs and expectations, and taking on board their suggestions and expectations.

We believe in the importance of design as a process to ensure that the uses of our buildings are flexible; we focus on sustainability in construction, adjusting our designs to the most innovative and environmentally friendly criteria, aware of the lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure design, as well as the environmental impacts that may be generated during all their phases. We find solutions supported by new technology without overlooking the value of craftsmanship and local expertise.

We carry out our work combining projects of different types and scale, which allows us to work on projects that follow different construction processes and methodologies, enriching the practice’s culture.

Through the understanding and analysis of key legal and environmental aspects that apply to our projects, we adopt the most suitable measures to minimize any environmental pollution that our buildings may generate.

Aware that our staff are the firm’s most important asset we aim to have a highly-motivated and competent team, conscious of the practice’s philosophy, vision and policy. Therefore, we invest in further training, encouraging our staff to make proposals for the on-going improvement of the practice.

We are committed to compliance with quality and environment protection requirements, as well as the on-going enhancement of the Integral Management System. This policy is our framework to establish our strategic, quality and environmental objectives.

MARIA BORRELL (Barcelona, 1978)

1996/2002
Studies Architecture at Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura (ESARQ-UIC), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona

2002
Member of Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC)

2002/2003
Assistant professor at Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura (ESARQ-UIC), Barcelona

2003/2004
Works at Elsworth Sykes Architects in London developing the project for the new mixed use building “Camden Stables Market”, London (UK).

2003
Gets a scholarship from “Fundació La Caixa” for postgraduate studies in USA

2004/2005
Studies at Columbia University, New York (USA) a Master’s of Science in “Advanced Architectural Design” at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation

2005
Graduates at Columbia University, New York (USA)

2005/2006
Works at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York developing different projects for the new “Bahrain Bay” Masterplan, an extended mixed use complex planned by SOM

2006/2014
Works with Borrell, Estudio de Arquitectura in a variety of projects

2015
Establishes “Borrell Jover, SLP” together with Jorge Jover.

JORGE JOVER (Barcelona, 1979)

1997/2002
Studies Architecture at Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura (ESARQ-UIC), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona

2000/2001
Gets and ERASMUS scholarship at the University of Oulu, Finland

2002
Member of Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC)

2002/2004
Works at b720 Arquitectos + David Chipperfield Architects in Barcelona developing residential projects in Vilanova i la Geltrú, and Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona.

2004/2005
Works at Michael Hopkins and Partners in London, developing the project “The National Tennis Centre” for “The Lawn Tennis Association” of London (UK)

2005/2006
Works at Lifschutz Davidson Architects in London developing the mixed use project “Doon Street” in South Bank, London (UK)

2006/2008
Works at Richard Rogers Partnership in London developing the residential project “One Hyde Park” at Knightsbridge, London (UK)

2009/2014
Works with Borrell, Estudio de Arquitectura in a variety of projects

2015
Establishes “Borrell Jover, SLP” together with Maria Borrell