pablo millan arquitecto

Pablo Millán
PhD in Architecture

I was lucky to be born in Porcuna (the former Obvlco), a people who surrounded me from legacy architectures and taught me the importance of the study of the past. Hence my interest in the relationship between contemporary architecture and heritage and defined the theme object of all my research background: the space between the ruins.

I live in Seville since I came to study architecture. Thanks to a scholarship went to anchor the study of Alberto Campo Baeza, where I found a teacher and where I learned the meaning of three key words for an architect: PRECISION, light and reason. With them, I realized the significance that an architect has hard to find beauty.

Trying to find the genius loci that throughout the history of man has been conditioning your architecture, I arrived to Valparaíso (Chile), and, after being stunned by its beauty, I decided to write my PhD thesis there.

I understand architecture as hard and serious work of a craftsman who continuously seeks new materials and new techniques and that knowing perfectly the past updates it with a single goal: make a living space for man.


PhD in Architecture from the University of Seville with the thesis: Inhabiting the cliff: the conventillo as promoter of a new architecture in the hills of Valparaíso, directed by doctors Alberto Campo Baeza and Luz Fernández-Valderrama Aparicio.

Honorary Assistant in the Department of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of the University of Seville.

Fondecyt Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

Assistant professor at the School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

Author of several books: Inhabiting the cliff; Utílitas, fírmitas, venustas; or the recently published La lógica del artesano.

Award for the best academic record of the Caja de Arquitectos Foundation

Master’s Degree in Architecture and Historical Heritage

Master in Urban Management of the Latin American and Andalusian Heritage

Master in Social Management of Habitat

Author of numerous projects in which patrimonial research has been combined with a new architecture. Among them, it is worth mentioning the Rehabilitation of the 16th century royal butcher shops in Porcuna (Jaén); the Rehabilitation of the convent group of San Francisco de Estepa (Seville); the restoration of the ‘Hermitage of San Marcos de Porcuna (Jaén) or, more recently, the Intervention in the Sacristy of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Regla de Chipiona (Cádiz). His work has been published in various national and international journals. Thus, recent articles in Wallpaper *, Casabella or Domus stand out.

Pablo Millán has developed several patents among which stands out for its impact on the patrimonial theme the creation of some Salt Filters for the conservation of archaeological remains. He has lectured in numerous universities and organizations, highlighting the American Institute of Architects, the Council of Rectors of Valparaíso, the College of Architects of Chile, the Sapienza in Rome or the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

The work in the conservation of the patrimony has taken to him to investigations of a greater scale: the scale of city. These works have been the subject of several articles, among which stand out the recently published in the EURE magazine, Approach to the study of the transformation processes of historic cities. The thematization or historical cities, a reality in tension in New Journal of Culture and Art Policy.


Caja de Arquitectos Foundation Award.

Finalist COAS Awards for Restoration Ancient Royal Butchers of the 16th century of Porcuna.

Finalist 2A Europe Architecture Award 2017 with the Chapel in Martín de la Jara (Seville).

Winner of the Build Architecture Award in the category: Best Heritage Restoration for the Chapel in Martín de la Jara (Seville).