Ruben is an accomplished Project Leader and qualified Passivhaus Designer who founded the ABA Sustainability Working Group. Championing low-carbon design throughout the practice, Ruben has over 15 years of professional international experience and has worked successfully as Project Lead in Canada, the UK, Spain and Taiwan.
Ruben has played a key role in many of ABA’s most exciting recent projects. For the London School of Economics, he drove the significant structural retention and sustainability aspects of our Global Hub hybrid mass timber design. At The Passages in British Columbia (~1msf), Ruben worked as Project Leader, developing a radical new urban typology alternative to the dominant North American condominium type. Ruben has most recently been the project leader for two major projects: IQL Park Place in London, a pair of residential buildings including a 35 storey tower and comprising 350 dwellings and a generous ground floor and public realm with a mix of uses; and Begbroke Innovation District for University of Oxford.
Ruben was previously a Project Architect at Cruz y Ortiz architects in Seville where he worked on large scale international projects, and Studio Egret West in London.