Full Name: Ignasi Pérez Arnal
Job title: Director
Organisation Name: BIM Academy Spain
Ignasi Pérez Arnal is a pioneering figure in the world of sustainable architecture, born in Barcelona, Spain in 1965. He is the author of "Ecoproductos para la Arquitectura y el Diseño," as well as over 50 publications on sustainability and architecture. His goal is to lead the building sector towards a more conscious and responsible role.
In addition to his accomplishments as an author, Pérez Arnal is the founder of Actar publishing company and has held several prestigious positions throughout his career. He served as the Head of Sustainable Area at EsArq School of Architecture (UIC) and Director of Continued Education at ELISAVA-UPF. He is also responsible for pioneering the transformation of Technical Architecture Spanish studies into Building Engineering, with a focus on globalisation, sustainability, and international cooperation.
Pérez Arnal's passion for making architecture accessible to all is evident in his creation of the first academic subject about Accessibility in Spain. He also established the first Erasmus Mundus Programme on Sustainable Emergency Architecture in Europe.
His contributions to the field of architecture have been widely recognizsd, and he has taught at numerous institutions worldwide. As a visiting professor at the Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero in Sardinia (Italy), and a lecturer at the Vietnamese-German University in Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam), Universidad de Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (Portorico), Ordem dos Arquitectos in Porto and Lisbon (Portugal), and Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla (Colombia), he has shared his expertise with aspiring architects from diverse backgrounds.