Hyphen Around the World: meet Héctor Suárez Gómez, Madrid

As part of our Hyphen Around the World series, we’ll be catching up with various members of our team to find out more about their international experience.

We’ll also be asking them for some tips – whether it’s about permitting advice, or a must-try local delicacy!

#HyphenAroundTheWorld – Part 5

We interviewed Héctor Suárez Gómez, an architect at Hyphen. Typically based in our Madrid office, Héctor has extensive experience delivering projects across many commercial sectors including retail and logistics…

1. What is a typical day like in your role?

Managing logistics projects, ensuring that they are moving forward as planned.

2. What’s the most interesting place that you’ve ever visited for work?

Paris, due to its culture.

3. Top local permitting tip?

In Spain, you may be required to obtain an Environmental Permit (depending on the location and scale of your project) and this can affect application times. It’s therefore important to do your due diligence and check local regulations site by site.

4. Favourite local delicacy?

Variegated scallops (zamburiñas) from Galicia, Spain.

5. If you could deliver a project anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Portugal – although it’s very close to Spain, I really enjoy its architecture and way of life!