Cristina Gonzalez-Longo RIBA SCA RIAS AHEA is a Chartered Architect, in UK and Spain, and RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect. Her career is balanced between practice, research and education. She has wide experience in the design, management and procurement of architectural projects (both new build and conservation) and she has been member of design review groups and policy advisory bodies in England and Scotland.
Cristina spent three years in Rome with a scholarship to study architectural conservation and started her career when she won a competition to conserve the 12th century church of San Esteban de Sograndio (COOA Architecture Award 1999 finalist) in Spain. After moving to the UK, she has been project and resident architect in high profile and award-winning new design and conservation projects, like Queensberry House, a Grade A Listed Building, part of the new Scottish Parliament building (RIBA Stirling Prize 2005). Most recently, she designed Bowbridge Primary School in Newark (RICS Sustainability Award 2009). The building has an innovative lamella glulam structure and is an exemplary case study in the Building Schools for the Future and NCSL programme Leading sustainable schools.