DR. Marta Gonzalez Ruiz, ARB


Marta is a registered architect with experience in masterplanning, mix-use and residential projects who has worked with leading architectural practices in London, New York and Madrid. Marta is a member of the design team working on the vision and development masterplan of Old Oak Park, the Cargiant site at Old Oak Common. The 17.4 hectare regeneration project in West London will create a new part of London that is desirable to live in: a thriving district that will attract residents and create a a new community while bringing much needed new homes, jobs and community facilities to the area.


Marta’s previous experience extends from the design of the New York Observation Wheel on Staten Island to a number of mixed-use developments in New York including ‘Industry City’ in Brooklyn, working on the masterplanning and adaptation of existing buildings and ‘WeWork’ offices in Dock 72, a new 16 storey building providing shared work spaces and amenities for innovative entrepreneurs in Brooklyn Navy Yard as well as Ponce City Market in Atlanta, a mix-use regeneration development located in an historic building complex and residential projects in Manhattan, New York.


In Spain, Marta worked on the management plan for the reorganization of existing and new services and facilities of an Education Children School and an Adults’ Assisted Living and Day Care Centre in Madrid; and design proposals for residential, institutional and public realm projects including a residential masterplan for El Campus Universitario de Zaragoza and the Tribunal de lo Contencioso Administrativo Campus de la Justicia, Madrid.


Marta achieved her PhD in History, Drawing and Construction Architectural Graphic Design Department at the ETSAM Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in February 2016. She received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York following the completion of her Master of Advanced Studies (Certificate of Research Proficiency,) and Bachelor and Master of Architecture at ETSAM.


Her accolades include selection for the “IN MOTION” architectural student placement programme; an Erasmus scholarship to the Università Politècnica di Milano in Italy; and the Graduate Kinne Fellow Travelling Prize for the study of architecture from Columbia University GSAPP New York. Her designs proposals have been recognised by a number of national and international competitions organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects and COAM Official Architects Association in Madrid and her research proposal developed with a team of researchers at the ETSAM ‘Quality of Life through Urbanism’ has been exhibited in Madrid.