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Luis Sacristán Murga

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  • Luis Sacristán Murga
  • Area

    School of Architecture

    Role

    Technical Studies Tutor

  • Luis Sacristán Murga is an architect working at Heatherwick Studio since 2015 and teaching at the Royal College of Art as a Technical Studies Tutor since 2019.

  • Biography

  • Luis Sacristán Murga is an architect and researcher based in London working across design, technology and urbanism. He received his education at several universities, including Polytechnic School of Madrid, Lund Technical University and Rhode Island School of Design. 

    Luis has been part of Heatherwick Studio since 2015, working within a multitude of projects, different in scales and contexts. He has contributed to the concept design and construction stages for the Google Charleston East campus in Mountain View, currently under construction. Other selected contributions include the IMKAN Pavilion exhibited in Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018, Olympia London, Google Downtown West San José and the new Changi Airport T5 in Singapore. 

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

    He has been organizing design workshops and participating as a guest critic in final juries for Diploma 17 at the Architectural Association since 2013 and has been a Technical Studies Tutor at the Royal College of Art at ADS4 since 2019. Other collaborations involved those with the University of Antwerp 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. 

    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.

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • 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.
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  • Research students

  • Gabriel Beard, Ayanna Blair-Ford, Phoebe Walton, Clementine Holden, Andra Pop-Jurj, Adam Price, Matt Rooney

Selected work