Since 1996 working and researching on Design, Urban Space, and Technology. Currently focused and writing/researching on design education, cities and mobility.

Among our recognitions and awards, Nominee to the Media Architecture Biennale Awards 2014, Special Mention at the Basque Board of Architects Awards 2003, Urban Space Selection at the International Design Awards B-awards 2010, and Finalist at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2012. 


Juan Sádaba is currently Assistant Professor at the University of the Basque Country. Former Adjunct Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, he has lectured for the University of the Basque Country, the University of Deusto and the University of Cantabria, for the Harvard Master of Design in Bilbao and invited at the National University of Singapore. He teaches Design and Technology and mentors as a Design Advisor new innovative projects like the MIT Finger Reader. Member of the Ekopol Research Group of the University of the Basque Country


We also collaborated with architects as Eduardo Arroyo and William Alsop and consulted urban planning and design strategies for cities like Bilbao, Medellín, Naya Raipur (India), Xiamen (China) and Legazpi (Philippines). Juan lived in Asia for three years and has a good knowledge of Asian culture.




Drawing by Maia Sádaba. 8 years old

October 2019

Pen on notebook