Paula Gómez Vela

I agree with Yves Klein, colour changes the essence of objects and with Bruno Taut because colour is Ethical, Social and emotionally enhances the architecture

Senior Architect and designer / Specialist in Sustainable Architecture and interior design /
Expert in Healthcare Architecture: Healing Environments.

Architecture for Emotions. Humanizing Spaces: Architecture and Colour Psychology for Health / Senior Project Manager.



Paula Gómez Vela is Master of Architecture from the Escuela Técnica superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1993-2000 Master Science). A Scholarship at Brooks University in Oxford UK, developing a Master on Urban Design. 2003-2004 a Master in Environmental Studies and sustainable Architecture MAYAB at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

At present developing a Doctorate in Biomedicine at the European University of Madrid (UEM) about how architecture, colour and light, could reduce stress, influence on the power of healing in cancer patients and improve their quality of life.

Teaching experience and Awards

Since 2013, Teacher at Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) in Master in Real Estate Management and Business Administration and FM “Improving Spaces by using creative ideas”.

First Prize for the best Communication at National Congress AEIH (Asociación Española de Ingeniería Hospitalaria – Spanish Association of Hospitalisation Engineering) for “Nanotechture”, Architecture for emotions. October 2013.

Architect specialist on Healing environments, invited to asses by the Consejería de Sanidad de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid Community Healthcare Central Services) to assist in laying out the plan of Humanization in Healthcare attention areas. (Plan de Humanización de la Comunidad de Madrid 2016-2019)


Professional life started (1997-2000) participating in a range of architectural studies for architecture and interior design as a collaborator in buildings, rehabilitation, Urban and interior design. From 2000 freelance working for customers in national and international companies in building and design architecture and also as a consultant for project management teams.

In October 2006 after having worked with Oscar Jimenez Salvador for some time we created the Architectural Company “Vela & Salvador Arquitectos”.

Recent Speeches

Universidad Europea de Madrid (European University of Madrid). A Day Event about Physical Activity and Health “Architecture for Health, joining forces”. 06th April 2016

XXI Congress Neumomadrid “Architecture for health”. 15th April 2006.

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid (Superior Madrid Design School ). “Dialogue architecture and Health”. April 2016

Congress AEIH (Asociación Española de Ingeniería Hospitalaria- Spanish Association of Hospitalisation Engineering) “Nanotechture II: Healing Environments” Alicante 2016