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Luis is an architect and researcher based in London working across design, technology and urbanism.

Luis is a Project Leader at Heatherwick Studio, where he has been working since 2015 in a multitude of projects, different in scales and contexts.

He has contributed to the concept, design development and construction stages for the Google Charleston East campus in Mountain View, currently under construction, and to different projects of Google R+D. Other selected contributions include the IMKAN Pavilion exhibited in Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018, Olympia London, and Changi Airport T5.

Luis has been organising design workshops and participating as guest critic at the Architectural Association since 2013 and has been a Technical Studies Tutor at the Royal College of Art since 2019.

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  • Google Charleston East by Heatherwick Studio and BIG, 2019 © 111th Aerial & Architectural Photography

    Google Charleston East by Heatherwick Studio and BIG, 2019 © 111th Aerial & Architectural Photography

  • Watermark Westquay by ACME, 2017 © ACME

    Watermark Westquay by ACME, 2017 © ACME

  • IMKAN Pavilion at Cityscape Abu Dhabi by Heatherwick Studio, 2018 © Victor Besa / The National

    IMKAN Pavilion at Cityscape Abu Dhabi by Heatherwick Studio, 2018 © Victor Besa / The National

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Other collaborations involved those with the University of Antwerp, ITMO University and the UK Timber Expo Birmingham 2018. Luis has been a contributor to various volumes of Int|AR Journal, the first American academic publication focusing on Design and Adaptive Reuse, created by the Department of Interior Architecture of Rhode Island School of Design.

Prior to joining Heatherwick Studio, Luis worked at ACME and was involved in the Watermark WestQuay. And prior to this, his work commitments included LASSA Architects in London, Schmidt Hammer Lassen in Copenhagen and Von Weise Associates in Chicago.

Luis received his education at several universities, including Polytechnic School of Madrid, Lund Technical University and Rhode Island School of Design.

Selected articles:

Anilane, K., Sacristán Murga, L. (2018) Temporary Acts: The Decorators, Volume 9: Intervention as Act. Int|AR Journal, Department of Interior Architecture of Rhode Island School of Design.

Sacristán Murga, L., (2015) Interview to Nieto + Sobejano, Volume 6: The Experience Economy. Int|AR Journal, Department of Interior Architecture of Rhode Island School of Design.

Sacristán Murga, L., (2013) Manifesto for a Post-Industrial City, Volume 4: Difficult Memories: Reconciling Meaning. Int|AR Journal, Department of Interior Architecture of Rhode Island School of Design.

Aware of the transformative power of architecture and interested in bridging between scales, programs and people, Luis is also part of the charity group at Heatherwick Studio, and he is currently involved in the design and construction of a gazebo for the New Horizon Youth Centre in Kings Cross.