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Figure 01. Area of the projects by status
Figure 02. Total area of projects in progress
G A P is a young and proactive company, born as the sum of a multidisciplinar team of professionals offering a full-range of tailored investment, design and management services and products that create significant value to investors, users and community.
Top design quality. We work hard to offer differentiated services and products that creates positive impact. We select our suppliers and partners to pioritize quality of the final product.
Process-driven approach We believe in design as a process to approach problems and offer solutions to the community and it is one of our main drivers to take decisions.
Value management. The implementation of Value Management (VM) methodology maximize value for money and can be applied to any type of projects regardless of the size and timeframe and at all stages throughout the lifecycle of the project from inception to completion.
Result-oriented. We rely on outstanding processes to reach exceptional results. Our performance is based on what we deliver and we try to improve them constantly.
Collaboration with local partners globally is crucial to reach a broader market around the world, as networks increase efficiency of resources.
Sharing knowledge. We encourage our multidisciplinar team to think out of the box and bring new and fresh ideas, approaches and processes. The only way to create value constantly is by thinking different and reinventing.
Figure 03. % of budget by type of project
"Creating a unique Design Experience"
OFFERING tailored design, MANAGEMENT and investment services & products for companies and individuals by focusing on quality, time and resources, that create a positive impact to our client, the ultimate user and/or the community
Albert Albareda Valls
Architect - Founder & Partner
Architecture Bachelor Degree along with a PhD in Structural Engineering by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC). Professor of Structural Design in the Barcelona School of Architecture, visiting professor in 2013 in the Civil and Environmental Department in Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and Coordinator in the program "Structural Engineering in Architecture" of the UPC School Foundation. I lead a small architectural and structural engineering family office, and in 2013 we founded GAP, to grow and implement different business strategies to reach a larger market base and explore new ways to leverage our potential capabilities.
Carles Pastor Foz
Architect - Founder & Partner
Architecture Bachelor Degree by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC) along with an MBA + Architecture (Master in Architectural Management and Design) by IE Business school. After several professional experiences in different studios in Barcelona such as EMBT, Mora & Sanvisens arquitectes and Xavier Güell arq., I started working at the family office, Pastor & Associats, that I left to found GAP in 2013. Before that, in 2009 I co-founded VISITARQ, an online architectural guide, and in 2013 we create AIRSUITE, an innovative accommodation service. I enjoy building nice things and opportunities, that generate some positive value, an impulse that I try to reflect to my daily routine and relations.
Architect - Associate in Asia & Middle-East
With an international master’s degree in digital architecture by the University of Sidney, along with an MBA + Architecture (Master in Architectural Management and Design) by IE Business school and over 10 years of extensive experience in building industry, I have worked as a lead designer and team leader for a variety of award winning large-scale international projects ranging from mixed-use development to high-rise towers and infrastructure projects like MRT stations. I founded G+A, an architectural brand in Middle East and Asia with a collaborative and an integrated approach to shaping built environments, that embraces the use of cutting edge technology and sustainable green architecture.
Architect - Associate
Architecture Bachelor Degree and PhD candidate in Structural Engineering by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC). My first experience in a professional practice was at Pich-Aguilera Architects in 2014. I am currently on scholarship at Innovative Structures research group in the Department of Technology at UPC, specializing in structures and BIM design. I am an entrepreneur, looking always to develop new ideas and participate in exciting projects. Co-founder of both cultural associations “Eastern Architecture Institute” and “Cool:lective Barcelona”, I have expertise in middle eastern architecture and design.
Architect & Graphic Designer - External Associate
With an Architecture Bachelor Degree by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC), I have developed my early professional experience in different studios from Barcelona such as DOM arquitectes or TDA Arquitectura y Urbanismo. After three years as a Project director at WWM Arquitectes, I founded ERBA in 2012, my professional practice offerng different sort of design services. Along with it, in 2003 I co-founded Revista Diagonal, an architectural and urban design magazine close related to the Barcelona School of Architecture, that was recognized with a meritory Medal by the Institute of Catalan Architects (COAC). I am a profound passionate of Photography & Design and I try to bring concepts and experiences these fields to architecture.
Architect - Project Director
I studied my Architecture Bachelor Degree by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC) while I was earning experience within different architectural practices, combining theory and practice to reach a wider angle of the industry. In 2010 I started at Albareda Arquitectes, now merged with GAP, where I’ve been learning the whole process, from the early design stages to the construction management and control. Since I finished the University I’ve finished several courses related to Restoration and Renovation of residential and industrial buildings, or Sustainability and Renewable Energy in buildings. Nowadays my role as a Project Director involves creating LOMs, budgets, planning construction phases, organizing tenders with suppliers and creating follow-ups for clients and managers.
Alejandro Tomás Arolo
Architecture Bachelor Degree by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC) along with a Master in Structural Engineering in Architecture at UPC Foundation School. As a student I have worked as an intern assistant at the UPC's Structural Engineering Department, and immediately after finishing my studies I started developing my expertise as an architect at Corium Casa, a high-end interior design studio from Barcelona. Before that, I had the opportunity to volunteer teaching at a high school,
Eudald Pedrós Reig
Architecture Bachelor Degree by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) from the Tech University of Catalonia (UPC) along with a Master in Structural Engineering in Architecture at UPC Foundation School. I’ve done several seminars about architecture, history and theory of art at UIMP (International University Mendez Pelayo). My first experience in a professional practice was at Oikosvia studio as structural architect, and since las quarter of 2016 I work at GAP