Cristina Gonzalez-Longo is a Chartered Architect in UK and Spain. Her career is balanced between practice, research and education. She has wide experience in the design, management and procurement of architectural projects, gained after practicing for twelve years in the UK and Spain. She is also an experienced academic who has taught and ran design studios within architecture schools. Cristina also currently teaches at the Universities of Edinburgh and Rome "Tor Vergata," is Examiner for the Architects Registration Board and Expert Member of the ICOMOS International Training Committee.

Following specialisation in architectural Conservation at the University of Rome "La Sapienza," she set up her own practice in Spain, with projects gained through competition. After moving to UK, she has also worked in high profile and award-winning new design and conservation projects. Working with RMJM, she was project and resident architect of the conservation and conversion of Queensberry House, at the new Scottish Parliament building.
Most recently, she designed Bowbridge Primary School while working with Nottinghamshire County Council.

Cristina is also an active researcher and contributes in international conferences and publications. She has a particular interest on new architectural design in historic sites and buildings, and she is completing a PhD on the subject. She has always worked towards the improvement of design quality in our environment and the education of future architects, and firmly believes that practice and research should be mutually influenced.



MArch Architect, School of Architecture, Technical University of Madrid
SpecArchCons Specialist in Architectural Conservation, Specialisation School in Architectural Conservation, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
DipCons Diploma in Architectural Conservation, Heriot-Watt University
RIBA Chartered Architect, Royal Institute of British Architects
ARIAS Chartered Architect, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
COAA Chartered Architect, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Asturias, Spain.
AHEA Associate Registered Practitioner, Higher Education Academy


Main research field: Architectural Design on Historic Buildings, Conservation of Historic Buildings, International Heritage Policy and Attitudes, Historical Evolution of Architectural Design and Theory, Technology of Materials, Applied research in practice, Architectural Education and Quality Standards.