Javier Castanon has degrees from the Manchester School of Architecture (BA Hons), from the Architectural Association School in London (AADip) and from the University of Granada (PhD). A year after he graduated, he started teaching and set up his own practice. He is Head of Environmental and Technical Studies and teacher at the Architectural Association in London and has taught at other UK schools as well as in the USA (Penn in Philadelphia). He is in private practice as director of Castanon Associates (London) and Castañón Asociados (Madrid).
He combines teaching and practice, constantly learning from this synergy.