José Antonio Franco Taboada

Category: Professor, architect and writer
Birth Date: 25th July 1944
Birth Place: A Coruña
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He studied at the Architecture College in Madrid, taking his degree in 1969 in two specialities, Town Planning and Monument Restoration. In 1980, he took his doctor's degree at the Polytechnical University in Madrid with the doctoral thesis Planeamiento urbanístico y soleamiento en España. Aplicación al país gallego. He was a professor at the Polytechnical University in Valencia, nowadays he is Professor at A Coruña University. He filled the following offices: - Director of the Architecture College of A Coruña since it was created in 1975 until April 1986. - Director of the department of Architectonic Representation and Theory since its creation at Santiago University until now that belong to A Coruña University. - Coordinator of the Galician University District to teach design in the pre-university course in Santiago, A Coruña and Vigo Universities. - President of the Executive Committee of degree in 'Specialization in Interior Design' at A Coruña University. - Member of the Committee of Management of the European Association for Architectural Education (E.A.A.E.) in Brussels from 1989 to 1995.

 Work & Activities

He wrote the following books: Las Catedrales de Galicia. Descripción gráfica, La Arquitectura del Camino de Santiago. Descripción gráfica del Camino Francés en Galicia y Monasterios de Galicia. Descripción Gráfica de los monasterios declarados Monumento Nacional (En prensa). Architectural works: -'Costa Rica' Building, A Coruña, 1975. -The building for 'Radio Gallega', Santiago, 1990. -Galician pavilion in the World Fair of Seville in 1992.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He directed and organized doctorate programmes in several Spanish and Latin American cities. He gave lectures in Europe, U.S.A. and Latin America. He was also rapporteur and organizer of international congresses in Spain and several European countries.