University of Strathclyde
Director – MSc Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage, Department of Architecture
RIBA SCA RIAS FHEA FRSA
Cristina is the Director of the MSc in Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage at the Department of Architecture of the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), where she has also created and is leading the Architectural Design and Conservation Research Unit (ADCRU). After graduating at the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Madrid (ETSAM), Cristina spent three years in Rome with a scholarship from the Italian Government to study architectural conservation at the Specialisation School of the University of “La Sapienza”. She is also a practising architect running her own practice, Cristina Gonzalez-Longo Architect (CG-LA), and has twenty years’ experience as a Chartered architect both in UK and Spain. Cristina is RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect (SCA) and has had a central role in taking decisions concerning historic buildings of outstanding national importance and wide experience in leading the design, management and procurement of award winning architectural projects (both conservation and new build). She was the project architect and resident architect of Queensberry House, a Grade A Listed building part of the new Scottish Parliament complex. She also designed Bowbridge Primary School in Newark, which became an exemplary case study in the Building Schools for the Future UK Government’s programme and achieved the 2009 RICS Sustainability Award.