Born in Madrid, Spain, Ismael Fraile initiated his studies in architecture in 2006 at CEU San Pablo University. During the program's third year he began as an intern at Darro18 Arquitectos, where he participated in producing content for the studio's projects as well as the drawings published in the firm's book.


Having completed the program's first cycle, Ismael continued his studies at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, where he finalized the architecture program and obtained his degree (B.Arch + M.Arch) after developing his Final Thesis Project for Stockholm's Nobel Center in 2015.

Before graduating, Ismael was accepted in the International Mobility Program in 2011 for a year abroad at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In 2013 he received the Community of Madrid's Academic Excellence Scholarship and began working as an architect for Cristina Iglesias.

At Cristina Iglesias, besides being responsible for the production of visual and technical documentation, Ismael managed the studio's large projects and was in charge of site supervision and coordination of participating teams.


In 2016 Ismael returned to the Polytechnic University of Madrid to obtain a master's degree in BIM Methodology and Management, until its completion in October 2017.