Víctor M. Sanz holds the degree of Architect from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), a Master of Architecture in Urban Design, with distinction, from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. Cum Laude in architecture from ETSAM. He is the coordinator of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Urban Design-Urban Compositions of the Department of Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment of TU Delft, and Emerging Curator 2015-16 at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal. Between 2012 and 2015, Víctor traveled to the worldwide network of Bata Shoe Company satellite towns for a research project funded by the Druker Traveling Fellowship from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His study, then his doctoral dissertation, is an unprecedented survey of the legacy of these modern industrial towns built in the interwar period. Currently, through his project at CCA, and also as part of an European research project in TU Delft, Víctor’s is examining the built environment of industrial reshoring and offshoring, looking at the relationship between the organization of corporations, technology  and industrial processes, particularly automation, and the organization of societies and spaces.

Sanz has published articles in VolumeDomus India, On Site Review, and Plot!, and has edited, and designed, two books for the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD): Extreme Urbanism: Reimagining Mumbai's Back Bay (with Rahul Mehrotra, 2011), and Extreme Urbanism 2: Speculations and Alternative Futures for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (with Rahul Mehrotra and Gareth Doherty, 2012). He has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including fellowships for postgraduate studies from Fundación Caja Madrid, Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University and Fundación La Caixa, and the Penny White Award and the Druker Traveling Fellowship from Harvard University. Prior to joining TU Delft, Sanz taught at the School of Architecture San Pablo CEU, and was Research Associate at the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard GSD, where he also served as Executive Director of the South America Project

Sanz has experience in practice as architect and urban designer, including being part of the design team of the Madrid Rio project, awarded with the 12th Victoria Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design (Harvard GSD). Besides urban research and design, Sanz’ interests include data visualization, and the design of maps and timelines: he was commissioned graphic works for the permanent collection at the National Archeological Museum in Madrid, for exhibitions at the city of Toledo (Spain), Harvard GSD, and the Shanghai Expo of 2010, and to illustrate articles in the journals Blood, and Harvard Design Magazine