Born in Madrid in 1953, Jesús Anaya is a Ph. D. Architect who graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM) and created Anaya Architects in 1980. He has since taught numerous undergraduate courses as a Ph. D. professor at ETSAM.
Anaya has designed projects for the National Patrimony, the Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza and several important Spanish enterprises related to the world of construction, like Iberdrola, Gilmar, Seguros and Santa Lucia.
He teaches in various masters and doctoral programs as a director of student research projects. His work with third year graduate students led him to also teach masters courses at the Cultural Foundation of the Architects Chamber of Madrid and the Superior Technical School of Architecture of La Coruña, and summer courses at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, University of Menéndez Pelayo and the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Anaya´s research has been reviewed by several national and international congresses and conferences. Examples of institutions at which he has presented his research are the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Ravenna, Italy; Queens College of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; the Superior Council of Architects of Spain; and the Official Architects' Colleges of La Coruña, Zaragoza, Asturias.
His teaching style emphasizes disciplinary knowledge of traditional architectures and the technologies that influenced them, as well as the development and incorporation of new methods and innovative technological processes capable of being established in architectural culture without discontinuity.