Moisés Royo Márquez
Moisés Royo Márquez (1981) is an architect with an Honours Degree from the Madrid Advanced Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM) in 2007. During this period, he completed his training at Aalto University (Helsinki, 2003). He was awarded a scholarship from the banking institution La Caixa to take a postgraduate course in the United States, where he continued his studies at Columbia University, New York, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Design (2006). He also holds an International PhD with a Mention of Academic Excellence (2014) and Honours Cum Laude.
Moisés has worked as Associate Professor of Design Studio at ETSAM since 2015. His previous jobs include Assistant Professor at Barnard College (NY, 2005), Guest Professor at the University of Carleton, (Ottawa, 2013) and collaborating professor at ETSAM (2008¬¬–2010). He has spoken at conferences both in Spain and abroad (USA, Portugal, Canada and Italy).
In 2008, while still engaged in his teaching activity, Moisés founded mukaarquitectura. Since then, he has won many awards for his competition entries and completed projects alike.
His work has been published in magazines, books and exhibitions including the Jóvenes Arquitectos de España (Young Architects of Spain) exhibition promoted by the Ministry of Housing. He has received numerous prestigious international distinctions: Runner-Up in Europan Suiza (2011), Finalist in the FAD Awards (2014) City and Landscape, selected for the 21st cycle WA Awards (2015), Second Prize in the international ideas competition Tokyo Vertical Cemetery (2016), Finalist in Proyectissimo, Third Prize in the international competition KIP Island Auditorium (Riga, 2017), Finalist at the Brick Awards by the Brick Development Association in London, Finalist at the Wienerberger Brick Award (Vienna, 2018), and Special Mention at the Hispalyt Casa Piedrabuena Awards. In 2019, he won First Prize in the competition to redesign the Plaza de la Constitución in Espirdo, Segovia; Second Prize in the competition on indoor swimming pool design in Estepona, Malaga; and First Prize for his design for a Skate Park in Torres de la Alameda.
Apart from the magazines and books that include texts and works by Moisés Royo Márquez, the architect is also the author of two books published by the C.O. de Arquitectos de Castilla-La Mancha (Architects’ Association of Castile-La Mancha) and the Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia (Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid of the Ibero-American Foundation) together with the Museum of Finnish Architecture, a testament to his special knowledge of Finnish architecture.