Sergio Gomez Melgar (Huelva, Spain 1974), is LAR Architecture’s CEO. In his leadership position at the firm, he has designed more than 600,000 sq. feet of buildings of diverse typologies including residential, educational, social, health, administrative and physical rehabilitation facilities for both private and publics sector clients. Most were awarded through architectural competitions. Some of his constructed works such as Zaranda House and Engineers University School in Huelva, have received international energy efficiency awards (Viena 2012, Gijon 2013 and Dublin 2014).
Sergio is also a researcher and associate professor at the University of Huelva specializing in energy efficiency in buildings. Sergio is the principal researcher of the Energy Efficiency project at TEP192 Control and Robotics Research Group in the University of Huelva. This research pertains to instrumentation and data analysis for improving energy efficiency in buildings and cities with specific application in passive design for energy efficiency, monitoring and control, and integration of renewable energy in buildings and cities. has been active in the Passive House Institute in Andalucia, and is the secretary of the Professional Ethics Office in Huelva’s Institute of Architects.
Sergio has extensive professional experience in other countries. He has organized trade missions to China (Shanghai, Chongquing, Qingtao, Chengdu, etc.) and has developed and participated in international conferences and workshops. He has published original articles in international and national scientific journals on construction, sensors and more. He has presented papers at national and international conferences in the field of energy efficiency (Helsinki 2011, Madrid 2012, Shanghai 2014, Shanghai 2015, and others). He has led research projects in competitive tenders funded by government and private companies (EREBA2020 and AURORA, and others).
He received his architecture education at the University of Seville and has a master’s degree in advanced structural analysis from the University of Huelva