About us

Ingeniería Viva is born to provide innovative solutions to the fields of engineering and architecture, applying for this purpose biotechnology. In many cases, the projects related to architecture and engineering can be carried out combining the technique itself with an element provided by nature. This way, we can make an important saving on costs.

We are experts on architecture and engineering techniques based on the Vetiver System (VS).These solutions come from the qualities of using Vetiver (Chrisopogon Zizanioides) through an internationally acknowledged and tested system, supported by studies and research done by The Vetiver Network International.

We do not abandon the traditional architecture and engineering that have always accompanied us. We are vocational engineers and architects, but we simply supplement them with advances in bioengineering, as long as this is the best solution. The result is a lasting work that helps to the development and respect of landscapes and natural environments.

We are based on the collaborative philosophy because we believe in a new way of doing things, a philosophy that rests on our values: cooperation, guarantee, ecology, adaptability, sustainability and reliability.



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JoseLuis-Cortes-cortes-ingenieria-viva-you artThe management of Ingenieria Viva and the technical knowledge is provided by its founder Jose Luis Cortés Cortés. He has a Degree in Building Engineering from Camilo José Cela University and a Degree in Technical Architecture from Alfonso X El Sabio University. José Luis has complemented his professional profile with training in different areas: town-planning, energy efficiency, building pathology, work quality control, etc.

José Luis Cortés has a wide career supported by more than 20 years of experience in the sector. During his professional life he has managed and run several architect’s offices, being in charge of the management and running of work execution in many building projects.

Among the administrations and companies José Luis has worked for, we would highlight: Malaga Town Hall, Home Office, Andalusia Tax Office, Alhaurin el Grande Town Hall, Beach Businessmen Association, University of Malaga, Finca Cortesín Golf Course, Benalmadena Butterfly Park, Asesoria Centro 29, Palacio de Torres y Asociados Law Firm, Del Prado & Partners Law Firm, to name just a few.

His innovative character, his proactivity and his devotion to each project he deals with, make him a professional committed to Architecture and Engineering. His extensive knowledge of the specific areas of his profession, linked to his determination to offer the best possible solution to each problem, make José Luis a professional with a great capacity to establish synergies, optimizing the resources of each project.

The team of Ingeniería Viva comprises architects, technical architects, civil engineers, agricultural engineers, industrial engineers and industrial technical engineers.