Izaskun Chinchilla’s teaching and research activity has been carried out at UCL, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid -(ETSAM)-, Ecole Spécial D’Architecture in Paris, Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, HEAD Hâute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva, Alicante University, Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña in Barcelona, among others.
Chinchilla studied at ETSAM from where she graduated in 2001. She was awarded as Best Student Record of the 2001 Graduation and her final project obtained a final mark of Magna Cum Laude. She has pursued studies leading to a PhD in Architecture at ETSAM. She is at the moment completing her doctoral thesis ‘Sustainability and Architecture: Revolution, Crisis or Orthodoxy?’, supervised by Iñaki Abalos Vázquez, (ETSAM and Graduate School of Design at Harvard) and Emilio Luque Pulgar (sociologist at UNED. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). Different outcomes of this thesis have already resulted in visiting positions at Columbia University (USA), Bruno Latour Sociology Laboratory in Ecole de Mines in Paris (France) and Princeton University (USA). Parts of the thesis have been funded by Universidad Politécnica (Spain) and Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid (Spain).
Her work has been award with awarded with several prices. This includes First Prize in Europan 7 Competition in Santiago de Compostela 2003, Second Prize in Vallecas 20 Social Housing in Madrid 2003, runner-up in ‘Life. Mediterranean Veradahways’ in Madrid 2004, Third Prize in ‘Contemporary Art Centre Competition. ARCO Collection. Matadero of Madrid’ 2006, Honorable Mention in ‘Envisioning the Post-Industrial Landscape’ for Boston Society of Architects (American Institute of Architects) 2006, Second Prize in Pavilion of Spain at the Shanghai Expo 2010 2008, Runner Up in the Competition for the Revitalization of High and Low Neighborhoods of San Lúcar de Barrameda in Cadiz 2008 and Honourable Mention in ArcVision Prize 2013 among others.