LUIS

CRUZ-MARTINEZ 

Shepley Bulfinch

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Arizona Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The human beings I get to work with and provide services to.

LUIS CRUZ-MARTINEZ 

Bio:

Luis Cruz-Martinez is an architect living in Arizona. He often collaborates with Fatima Garcia on personal projects. Luis is from Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico and got his masters from ASU in 2002. He obtained his Arizona license in 2009.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I had a high school friend that attended architecture school. It became a passion the first day of school.

What do you do?

Project Architect and Puzzle Solver

What excites you in the work you do?

Figuring out how things work.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The human beings I get to work with and provide services to.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Finding one of a possibility of solutions to a seemingly unsolvable problem.

Featured Project Name: 

Anna Pavlova under the bridge

 

Featured Project Location: 

Tempe, AZ

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2014 - Unbuilt

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

Featured Project Description:

Submission to the Imagination Cube competition. Unrealistic concept exploring just one real construction material. We didn’t think about gravity, costs, area, or real life. All with the purpose of exercising the imagination muscles that we sometimes forget when doing real projects on tight deadlines. Through this playful exercise we were hoping to activate thinking outside the box when we went back to dealing with reality.

Photography Credit:

Fatima Garcia and Luis Cruz-Martinez

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