Javier Quintana is principal at IDOM UK, an international award-winning architecture and engineering company with presence in the UK since 2001. Javier has experience in directing cross-disciplinary teams at both national and international level. Prior to IDOM, he has been the director of the Foundation Escolá (IDOM’s R&D division) and the Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, an innovative institution created by the high-ranking IE Business School in Madrid. He was also the founding partner of [tba] taller basico de arquitectura, an architectural practice focusing on design innovation. Javier holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and has a PhD from the University of Navarra. His built work has been awarded, exhibited and published internationally. Besides his role at IDOM, Javier is a Design Think Tank leader at the London School of Architecture and the Chairman of the UK Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.