Haizea Aguirre Puértolas (A Coruña, 1979). She is an architect-urban planner with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Environment from the University of Navarra, and a Master’s degree in Circular Economy from the UPV-EHU.

Haizea becomes part of the NAIDER team as principal architect from this summer, in order to strengthen the areas of consultancy on issues related to urbanism, planning and land management, integrated urban regeneration, sustainable development, naturalisation and landscape. Her view of current architecture and urbanism is based on the search for opportunities related to climate change through the implementation of systems thinking and principles of circularity at the urban and territorial level.

Haizea has more than fifteen years of experience in architecture and urban development projects and has collaborated with some of the most prominent architects and urban planners in Spain such as Iñaki Ábalos, Juan Herreros, Renata Sentkiewicz, José María Ezquiaga, FRPO or GVG, among others. He also has an extensive international career where his work in the Department of Environment and Sustainability of the Vancouver City Council stands out.


Significant projects in her professional career:

  • Climate Emergency Action Plan. Vancouver City Council
  • Drafting of the General Urban Development Plan. Vancouver City Council
  • Zero Waste 2040. Vancouver City Council
  • Employment Lands and Economy Review. Vancouver City Council.
  • Missing Middle Design Study. Densification Strategies. Vancouver.
  • Oakridge Transit Centre (OTC) site planning program. Vancouver.
  • Lower Carbon Construction Plan. Vancouver City Council.
  • Project development under the Passivhaus standards. Seattle, Vancouver.
  • Study of mixed-use prototypes for the activation of the local economy. Montreal.
  • Masterplan for the integration of the railway. Logroño.
  • Urban design of the Felipe VI Park. Logroño.
  • Bioclimatic Towers in the Salburua Wetland. Vitoria.
  • Woermann Square and Tower, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Rehabilitation Fundació Tapies. Barcelona.