Cristina Parreño Alonso is a Lecturer in The School of Architecture and Planning at MIT since 2010. She holds a Masters and Bachelor degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) where she graduated with honors.
She is a licensed architect in Spain and UK, with ten years of professional experience working in Madrid and London. Some of the projects she has been responsible as project Director with FOA include: Hotel MASAVEU in Gijon; Ravensbourne, College of Media and Design in London and the Forensic Institute for el Campus de la Justicia de Madrid which she also oversaw on site.
Prior to teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios at MIT School of Architecture and Planning, she has taught design studio at the University of Western Australia and at the State University of New York at Buffalo.