Baum is an international architecture office based in Sevilla, Spain, that focuses on production and research in architecture and city-planning.
Baum partners, Marta Barrera, Miguel Gentil and Javier Caro, studied architecture in the University of Seville (Spain), and completed their studies in TU Vienna (Austria) and the Techincal University of Barcelona (Spain). They finished as well complementary studies in Bauhaus Weimar (Germany), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Freedom University Beijing (China) and Tongji University (Shanghai). Javier Caro and Miguel Gentil presented in 2009 their Master Thesis on Sustainable Prefabrication Processes and Sustainable Public Spaces, respectively, obtaining the maximum qualification. Marta obtained her Cum Laude Master degree on Heritage Management and Conservation with a study about Beijing Historic Center. Javier Caro has directed two international research projects, funded by European Union: Efficacia 2012 and Tigris 2013-2014, devoted to implement intelligent green prefab devices.
Baum has given master lectures about its works and researches in the School of Architecture of Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Seville (Spain), University of Granada (Spain), Confucius Institute Granada (Spain), Cervantes Library Shanghai (China), Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje (Macedonia), Tongji University (China) and Chongqing University (China); and has co-organized and taught in several International Workshops as invited professors in Skopje, Seville and Shanghai. Baum has also participated in an experts symposium in Central St. Martins London to talk about Chinese contemporary cities. Baum has published several articles in architecture magazines such as T+A magazine (China), Urbanism and Architecture (China) or On Diseño. Currently Baum is the correspondent of Urbanism and Architecture magazine in Spain and they publish a long article on a monthly basis.