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.
In January 2010 he arrived at the Mae Tao Clinic where he became construction manager and coordinated the design and the construction of several health facilities. His approach combines innovative and sustainable elements with traditional design principles. He believes in maximising the inclusion 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. In Myanmar he combined his role as team leader at a.gor.a Architects and Head of Design and Building Restoration at Doh Eain.
After 8 years in South East Asia, Albert moved to the Republic of Vanuatu in 2018. As Emergency Shelter Consultant for Care International, he was involved in the implementation of shelter facilities for internally displaced population affected by natural disaster in the South Pacific region.
Since February 2019, Albert has worked as Water and Habitat delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen, Iraq, Ukraine, Switzerland and Venezuela. In his role, he is dedicated to enhancing living conditions for conflict-affected individuals, guaranteeing secure access to clean water and adequate shelter.