English, Spanish, French, Catalan, Basque, German


Design software

AutoCAD, RhinoCeros, ArcGIS, SketchUp, Grasshopper


Representation software

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, vRay, 3dS Max, After Effects, Premiere



CNC cutting, Woodworking, Laser cutting, 3d printing, Carbon fiber

About me

Mikel Berra-Sandín


I am a determined, precise and hard-working professional, willing to get the most of architecture and cities so as to learn how to improve human habitat. My approach to architecture and urban planning is polyhedral, seeing those subjects as part of a complex reality, where other issues such as social sciences, history, technology, ecology and economy take part. Analyzing those, I try to make a clear architecture: user-friendly, committed to the place and creating memorable landmarks.


Work experience

Nov 2019 – Ongoing | Research assistant
DUOT Urbanism Department, ETSAB | Barcelona
Research on the urban mixture of retail and other economic activities.

Feb 2019 – Aug 2019 | Architecture intern
estudioHerreros | Madrid
Development of residential neighborhoods and heritage refurbishments in Mexico and public facilities across Europe.

Sep 2018 – Jan 2019 | Research assistant
DUOT Urbanism Department, ETSAB | Barcelona
Work in the preparation of a European Project call.

Jun-Aug 2018 | Urban design intern
SMAQ Architektur und Stadt | Berlin, Germany
Work in urban and architectural projects in Germany, in their design process.

May-Dec 2017 | Urban design intern
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) | Chicago, IL, USA
Work in US and foreign projects, from design ideas to client meetings.

Aug-Sep 2015 | Architecture intern
Atelier Tiphaine Lèclere Architecture | Paris, France
Participation in refurbishment of a multi-family house and a school.




2019-2020 | Masters in Architecture
Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) | Barcelona
Urbanism minor, proposal for a urban development in the Barcelona Airport.

2013-2019 | Bachelor in Architecture
Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) | Barcelona
Cross-knowledge education with great focus on urban planning.

2016-2017 | Bachelor in Architecture, exchange program
Illinois Institute of Technology | Chicago, IL, USA
Focused on large-scale modeling and innovative materials, in Dean’s list.




December 2018 | Altuning 2018 prize
Gipuzkoa Regional Government | Donostia-San Sebastián
Awarded to three ideas of university students to improve the region.

October 2018 | Fundación Arquia Fellowship
Fundación Arquia | Barcelona
Awarded to the 30 best architecture students in Spain and Portugal.