Xavier Vilalta is a practicing architect and educator. He studied Architecture between Barcelona and the United States where he moves with an international student scholarship and obtains the “named to the Dean List” in the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He has taught as a professor in the ETSA Barcelona School of Architecture and the Lleida University. Currently Xavier Vilalta is a research professional and an Associate Professor in ETSAB of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. There he teaches final year design studios and mentoring diploma projects.
Xavier Vilalta is a recipient of many national and international prizes, among which the 2008 LEAF Award Young Architect of the year and the SAIE Selection of the BologniaFiere in Italy in 2009. His work has been featured in many Spanish, European and international magazines and media. He successfully integrates research, practice, and teaching of contemporary architecture.