Francisco Spratley obtained a degree in Architecture from the University Lusíada in Oporto (Portugal) in 2001. Between 2005 and 2007, he pursued a Master’s degree in “Architecture, Art, and Ephemeral Spaces” at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain), culminating in the presentation of his dissertation on “Recyclable Scenographies.”
From 2009 to 2012, Spratley collaborated with Arquikids Barcelona (Spain) to develop educational workshops on architecture for children.
This year, in 2023, Spratley is one of the finalists for the international festival Lluernia’23, which will take place in Olot, Spain, this coming November. In 2012, he was a finalist for the “Innovative Entrepreneur of the Portuguese Diaspora” Award. In 2009, he was a finalist in the “Accessible Architecture” competition organized by the OA Architecture association with the project “Fivi House,” and he also won the 1st prize at the “International Architectural Festival Eme3” for the documentary video titled “Vidas Colapsadas.”
Professional Experience / Clients
After completing his degree, Spratley embarked on his professional journey by undertaking an internship at RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta arquitectes (Pritzker 2017), an architecture firm located in Olot (Spain). There, he worked as an architect and eventually rose to the position of team leader, dedicating more than four years to the development of various projects and competitions.
Subsequently, he relocated to Barcelona (Spain) to pursue his master’s degree while simultaneously working as an architect at Laia Escribà’s studio. During this period, he contributed to several projects, including the Christian Escribà Showroom and a nursery on the Costa Brava.
In 2013, he made another move, this time to Shenzhen, China, where he joined BLVD Int. Inc. as a senior architect within the interior department. In this role, he focused on conceptualizing and planning spaces for various projects affiliated with the Hyatt hotel chain.
From 2015 to 2017, he assumed the role of Sales Ambassador for the Austrian eyewear brand Robert La Roche, overseeing parts of the European and international markets.
In 2017, he relocated once again, this time to Paris, France. Initially, he undertook interior design work for the MR80 gallery and subsequently worked as a project manager at the Interface Studio. In this capacity, he led several projects involving the design of canteens and restaurants.
Presently, he divides his time between France and Portugal, where he is engaged in the development and curation of multiple projects across various domains encompassing Art, Architecture, and Design. He describes his studio as a “laboratory of ideas.”