Cristina Parreño Alonso is a licensed architect in Spain and UK, with ten years of professional experience working in Madrid and London. She holds a Masters and Bachelor degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSAM) where she graduated with honors.
She has taught at various architecture universities. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios at MIT School of Architecture and Planning.
She founded her practice Cristina Parreño Architecture in 2009. She has won several architectural competitions, among others, the 1st prize for the Urban Rehabilitation of the Business complex AZCA in Madrid, award for the Housing Competition for Young Architects J5 in Andalusia and Honorable Mention for the National Library of Slovenia.
She received the "Europe 40 under 40 Design Awards 2014"Her work has been broadly published in newspapers and architectural magazines.