Chapman Taylor to speak at Expo Real Estate conference in Guatemala, 5 - 6 March

Chapman Taylor Urban Architect Jorge Alonso Rodríguez will be speaking at the Expo Real Estate conference in Guatemala City. Our Madrid Studio Managing Director Mikel Barriola will also be in attendance for the two-day event, which takes place on Thursday 5 – Friday 6 March.

The leading annual conference, which brings together leading actors from the Latin American property development and construction industries, will discuss industry trends in the region while offering a forum for networking with key regional and international names in the property sectors.

Jorge will be talking on the topic of “The human future of cities: Technology and liquid society”, explaining how we need to approach the design of urban areas in a human-centred way – adopting ‘smart’ technology in a way which serves human needs. He will also present some of Chapman Taylor’s latest projects in the region.

Jorge’s speech details are as follows:

Venue – ÉPICA – Eventos Y Convenciones, Guatemala City
Date – Friday 6 March
Time – 08.30am

Chapman Taylor has worked on a diverse mix of retail, leisure, office and hospitality projects across several Latin American countries, with several more projects on the drawing board at present. As industry-leading global architects and masterplanners, we regularly investigate potential new markets across Latin America in which to create award-winning and commercially successful buildings and places for our clients

If you would like to meet Mikel or Jorge at the event, or talk to them about our projects in the LatAm region, please contact them at the email addresses below.

Jorge Alonso Rodríguez (MArch COOA)

Business Development, Madrid

Jorge has worked in design, development and client liaison roles on many mixed-use, retail, leisure, office, hospitality and residential schemes in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa.

Jorge is a Concept Designer working with the Spanish Feasibility team, and is also responsible for business development activities in Spain and Latin American countries. He is a regular speaker at various international property conferences.

Jorge has been with Chapman Taylor since 1995.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Retail / Leisure / Hospitality / Office / Mixed-Use / /Residential / Refurbishment / Interiors

Jorge se unió a Chapman Taylor en 1995 y ha trabajado tanto en diseño, como en el desarrollo de un gran número de proyectos de uso mixto, centros comerciales, de ocio, oficinas, hoteles y viviendas en Europa, América del Sur, Medio Oriente y África.

Jorge es un diseñador de conceptos trabajando junto al equipo de investigación creativa, siendo también el responsable de las actividades de desarrollo comercial en España y América Latina. Participa como orador habitual en conferencias internacionales de temática inmobiliaria.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Comercial / Ocio / Residencial / Oficinas/ Rehabilitación e interiores


Mikel Barriola (B Arch Dip Arch ARB BEDA (Hons) COAM)

Director, Madrid

With a well-established track record, Mikel has experience on major projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, with design expertise in retail, leisure, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments.

Mikel joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2003. He is now the Managing Director and takes responsibility for the general management of the studio, including design, technical, financial and office administration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure

Mikel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor en 1997 y se convirtió en Director del Estudio de Madrid en 2003. Hoy en día es el Director General y tiene la responsabilidad de la dirección general del Estudio (diseño, parte técnica y financiera y administración de la oficina).

La experiencia que posee Mikel se extiende por toda Europa, Medio Oriente, África y Sudamérica siendo especialista en el diseño de centros comerciales, de ocio, viviendas, hoteles y proyectos de uso mixto.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso Mixto / Regeneración urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio

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