Julio Gaeta has a Phd in Theory, History and Criticism of Architecture from the Federal University of Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is an authorized architect at the Faculty of Architecture of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Since 1985, he combines his professional practice with the academic world, working as an architect, professor and researcher focusing on architecture and the city.
In 1991 he founded ELARQA, a research center and publishing house that deals with buildings related to architecture and the city. Through ELARQA, he has written and edited over a hundred texts on topics of architecture and urban planning.
He is a member and artistic creator of FONCA-CONCACULTA, the Mexican National System of Artistic Creators, receiving a four-year scholarship in 2007 and a three-year scholarship in 2011.
He is academic director of Mexico in Future City Managers and 21st Century Housing Laboratory, joint programs between the Iberoamericana University and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.