He is a master stonemason, sculptor, construction technician and graduate in Art History. He has worked as a specialist stonemason in conservation and restoration since 1985, allowing him to be involved in projects on many historic buildings and heritage sites in Spain. As an advisor on monumental restoration projects, he has conducted preliminary studies for countless restorations, as well as cultural outreach programmes on historic heritage. He has also been a researcher in the field of specific historical and technological studies of preindustrial construction. He is a member of the National Network of Traditional Building Masters, lecturer in traditional stone and marble cutting at the Regional Crafts Centre of Castilla y León (Valladolid), and winner of the 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award in the ‘Brickwork and stonework’ category.
He holds a degree in architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1976), majoring in urban design. He was awarded a teacher training certificate by the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) in 1980, specialised in architectural restoration at the School of Architecture of the Universidad de Valladolid in 1995, and has attended countless courses. He has worked as a civil servant, as a public works and urban design architect for diverse local and regional administrations from 1978 to his retirement in 2018. He has taken part in competitions, collaborated with fellow professionals and been responsible for numerous projects and supervisory duties for private commissions in Madrid, Zaragoza and Soria. He has also carried out restoration and refurbishment projects, such as at the Church of San Lorenzo (‘El Fuerte’) and the French fort at La Almunia de Doña Godina, or the gateway and entrance to the Convent of San Francisco in Soria.