Romero Vallejo


Sara Romero and Mariano Vallejo Bustamante López- Aguado studied architecture at the Schools of Architecture in Barcelona and Valladolid, Spain. Sara also studied architecture at the Facoltà di Architettura della Scuola della Sapienza, at the University of Rome in Italy, and Mariano studied a Masters in Design and Restoration of Architectural Structures at the School of Architecture in Barcelona. In 2004, after their experience working for famous architectural firms, they founded “Romero Vallejo”, a multidisciplinary architecture and general design studio, where they have since worked on both small and large-scale projects. In parallel, they have also worked with artisans and manufacturers to create new products, adapting traditional manufacturing and assembly techniques to the changing needs of construction and contemporary design. Their interest in integrated product design in architecture has led them to work in various sectors such as ceramics, glass, the cladding field in general, as well as metal and wood work and furniture, amongst others. They have worked on several product design projects through the Spanish Foundation for Innovation in Crafts and have been given awards for design applied to craftsmanship on several occasions. They have also won awards for architecture and interior design and have participated in several group exhibitions. Their projects have been reported on internationally in journals and in the major websites of the sector (Dezeen, Archdaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, Europaconcorsi, etc). In academia, they give lectures and work with the Barcelona Architecture Centre, Clemson University and the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Madrid, where Sara teaches a course on “Rehabilitation Techniques” at undergraduate level for the Degree in Interior Design. They have been part of the Culture Committee of the Collegiate of Architects of Castilla La Mancha, where they worked on the creation and launch of the Toledo Architecture Week.