Carmen Fiol Costa is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect, co-founder of Arriola & Fiol Arquitectes in Barcelona, and recognised for highlighting the importance of the public realm within the scope of her architectural projects. Fiol-Costa’s body of built works ranges from large-scale urban developments and housing projects to the successful production of a series of urban furniture and lighting fixtures.


A prominent academic and architectural theorist, she directed the research for her influential book Barcelona Periferia Cubista and earned a Doctor Europeus from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2007 with the new book ‘Grids and Diagonals’.

Carmen studied at ETSAB and at Columbia University and received the William Kinne Fellowship. Inaugural Australian Institute of Architect’s Droga Architect in Residence in 2014, always involved in education, in parallel to running her own practice, she has taught at Harvard, Leuven, IUAV, UNICA, as well as ETSAB.



Last Update: December 23, 2015