NÚRIA AYALA Project's Director
Núria Ayala graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) in 2001.
She joined the Carlos Ferrater studio in 2000.
She is the Projects Director, collaborator and co-author of different works, projects and competitions, including the NGO “Centre Esplai” (hostel, training facilities, offices and fitness center); the Musée des Confluences in Lyon; Casa Nolla; the GISA and FGC institutional Headquarters on Via Augusta in Barcelona; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Promenade; the hotel in the Almodovar Gate in Cordoba; the Azahar Business Group Headquarters in Castellón; the new City Hall in Palma de Mallorca; the new IMQ Hospital in Bilbao; the development plan for the Garellano area of Bilbao; the La Seda Head Office in Barcelona; the City of Music in Sabadell; the extension to the Barcelona Botanical garden; the project design for Barcelona High Court; the extension to Torreblanca Park, Summer Camp NGO Viladoms, Club House in Bodrum – Turkey and Mixed use Buildings in the Miami Design Disctrict .
Together with Carlos Ferrater she received, on 2010, Ibeoramerican Biennial Architectural Prize, Ecola Prize and Finalist in Valencian Award for Azahar Business Group Headquarters. On 2011, Finalist in the XI Spanish Biennial and Finalist in FAD Prize for Summer Camp NGO Viladoms.
She coordinated and did the graphic design for the “Research Process” in Sincronizar la geometría/Synchronizing Geometry, published by Actar; Editorial MP’s monograph Carlos Ferrater – OAB, the book “Casas y habitants” (Actar) and Actar’s monograph “OAB. Office of Architecture in Barcelona”
MONTSE TRILLA Senior Architect
Graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture La Salle of Barcelona (ETSALS) in 2011.
As a student, works in sustainability and development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and collaborates with professional office CVarq, in the department of architecture, developing, among other projects, the Rio de Janeiro Infant School.
After graduating assists the professional office 23:45 architects, in the rehabilitation of Block Els Pescadors, J.A. Coderch’s building.
She joins Office of Architecture in Barcelona in November 2011, and since then collaborates, among others, in the following projects:
Hotel in Torroella de Montgrí, PGA Catalunya Resort Houses in Caldas de Malavella, ZAC MONGES housing buildings in Toulouse, Extension of Benidorm Waterfront and exhibition in Pompidou museum, Office building in Guadalajara, Mexico and Realigment of the port and waterfront of Tanger, Morocco.
IGNASI GUTIERREZ Senior Architect
Licensed architect, graduated with honors in 2011 from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB). Between 2005 and 2009 Ignasi collaborated in the architectural studio Clotet, Paricio i Associats in Barcelona. By the end of 2009 assisted as an International Student at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and, between 2010 and 2011, worked in Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM Chicago) in diverse international projects.
When returned to Barcelona he defended his Final Thesis and participated with Ignacio Paricio in the creation of the digital platform Filt3rs.
In June 2012 joined Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) as an architect, where he develops international projects and competitions in Miami, Los Angeles, Turkey, Norway and Germany. He currently works in the Kaplankaya Club House and a Residential Complex in Bodrum (Turkey) as well as a Mixed-Use 14th storey building in Miami.
He has won different architectural and photography contests, among which the CEMEX Stand for Construmat 2007 and the 1st Prize in the Official Section of the XI Fotoconcurs of Catalonia’s Government. His final thesis has been published both in digital and physical magazines.
GUSTAVO FIGUEIRA Senior Architect
Graduated as an architect from University College Dublin in 2014.
Was awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Architectural Science in 2011 and a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree in 2013.
In 2013 and 2014 he worked as a student in the OAB studio, with a particular interest in designing single- and multi-family housing.
In October 2014 he joined the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) studio and has since worked on various designs, including the competition for the new Camp Nou, a residential complex in Bodrum, and different projects and international competitions in Turkey, France, the Czech Republic, Morocco, Israel, and Kazakhstan.
DIANA MARTÍNEZ Senior Architect
Graduated as an architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) in 2015, before gaining her Masters in Architecture degree (MArqEtsaB) from the same school in 2016.
As a student she trained in such architecture studios as Dechini in Lima (Peru), where she collaborated, among other projects, on the design of the British School in Barrios Altos. She also worked with RSP Architects en Singapore, where she was involved in the ESSEC Business School there, and participated on the urban development plan for Xiangyang in China.
In January 2016 she joined Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) as a student, prior to joining the studio as an architect in September of that same year. Since then she has participated on projects like the Museum of Modern Art in Almaty (Kazakhstan), a hotel in Carrer Còrsega (Barcelona) and the major restoration of a building complex in the same city, as well as on international competitions like the Valley of Life in Turkey, the University of Tel Aviv’s Nanotechnology Center, and Ecoisland in China.
ANDREA SERRANO Senior Architect
Graduated as an architect in 2016 from the School of Architecture La Salle of Barcelona (ETSALS).
Between 2013 and 2014 she assisted as an International Student at the University of Applied Sciences (HFT) in Stuttgart (Germany). There, she worked as a student at the German architecture studio Aldinger Architekten, developing some projects like an Ibis Style Hotel in Tübingen and the Friedrich-List-Schule in Ulm.
In 2015 she collaborated with the architect Julio Redondo in a single-family housing in Gijón.
She joins Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) in October 2016. She currently Works, among others, in two single-family housing in Saudi Arabia and collaborates in a Hotel Project in Ibiza.
MARINA OLLÉ Senior Architect
Master in Architecture, Urbanism and Master Planning from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) in 2016. Graduated first of promotion in Architecture from ETSAB in 2015.
As a student, participated in the architectural studio Jesus Godoy Architects in diverse projects in the Spanish territory during 2012-2013.
Between 2013-2016, collaborated as a Teacher and Research Assistant with Catedra Blanca de Barcelona (CB.B), in the Department of Projects in Architecture from ETSAB in which received the MECD grant for training and investigation.
Participated in several International Workshops with Universities such as Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW in Switzerland, Tsinghua University in China, in LAB.A from RCR Architects and in the Intensive Program EU/EPOS in the period 2014-2015.
In 2015 joined Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) and has work since then on various designs including: an office building in Beirut, the waterfront urbanization in Escala (Girona), the competition for the new Camp Nou, the rehabilitation of the Deutsche Bank tower and two Hotels in the city center of Barcelona.
JUDITH GABARRÓ Administration
She joined OAB in November 2008 as a Responsible of Secretary and Administration.
Graduated in Management and Public Administration at the Pompeu Fabra University in 1996, Master Degree of Human Resources in 2008 (Fundemi IQS Ramon Llull University) and graduated in Labour Sciences the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC in 2013.
INÉS ARQUER Interior Designer
Public relations, coordination, and interior design. Cooperates with the studio Ferrater since 1971. Among its achievements are: the houses in Estartit, Estartit Yacht Club, House Triginer, Co Lawyers Catalunya, Iuris Travel agency, House for a photographer and houses in Llampaies Alcanar, Tryp airport Empordà Hotel & Golf Resort and triplex in Paseo de Gracia.
GISELA FOLCH Administration
Joined OAB in 2007 as an assistant and administration backup person. Her duties include the reception, communication and coordination of university training agreements with students of architecture, as well as organizing the OAB archive and bibliographic holdings.