Albert Company Olmo
ALBERT COMPANY OLMO
Co founder / Director
Albert Company Olmo is a Spanish engineer from Barcelona. Due to his interest of how the architecture can contribute to humanitarian aid in the field, he decided to travel to Thailand in 2009. His first path was in the south of Thailand, where he had the opportunity to participate in a local project improving water and sanitation facilities and, at the same time, realized of the difficulties that migrant Burmese people face on the Thai-Myanmar border.
In January 2010 he arrived at the Mae Tao Clinic where he became construction manager and coordinated the design and the construction of several facilities. His approach combines innovative and sustainable elements with traditional design principles. He believes in maximising the inclsuion during the design process and empower those who are involved in the construction process.
In 2017 Albert and the local construction team trained at a.gor.a Architects moved to Yangon where he combined his role as Team Leader at a.gor.a Architects and Head of Design and Building Restoration at Doh Eain.
In 2018, after 8 years in South East Asia, Albert moved to Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. As Emergency Shelter Consultant for Care International, he was involved in the implementation of shelter facilities for internally displaced population affected by natural disaster.
Since February 2019, Albert is working in Yemen for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as Water and Habitat delegate.