Ruiz Pardo – Nebreda is a Madrid-based architecture practice founded in 2011 by Marcelo Ruiz Pardo (architect) and Sonia Nebreda (building engineer) as a multidisciplinary team operating worldwide attending to an appropriate balance between local knowledge and global expertise. They have completed works in Puerto Rico, Namibia, Paraguay, Zambia, El Salvador and Spain, which have been widely published in architecture journals, and it has been exhibited in International Biennials of Architecture in Argentina, El Salvador and Ecuador, as well as in collective exhibitions of emerging architecture in Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Switzerland.

They work in different countries simultaneously by generating a transnational space built by the sum of the experiences obtained from various locations, as a space of relations in multiple directions. They operate systematically with abstract logic but giving rise to specific projects that refer to the local and that are determined by the potentialities of each site, by paying particular attention to the cultural and social reality of each country, as well as to its industrial, artisanal conditions and its regulations.

They have been awarded with the Grand Prize of the XII Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning of El Salvador (XII BAUES 2016), the International Architecture Award 2017, the S.Arch Award 2017 and with the Luis M. Mansilla Award 2016 given by the Madrid Association of Architects (COAM), for the Puma Energy El Salvador Headquarter. This project has also been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF 2016) and at the Architizer Awards (A+ Awards 2016) among others. They have also obtained a Bronze Prize at the American Architecture Prize (AAP 2016) for the ZM Operations Building in Lusaka, Zambia, and the First Prize in International Competition for the Basque Handball Courts in Bilbao, Spain.

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Marcelo Ruiz Pardo



Marcelo Ruiz Pardo (Spain, 1980) studied architecture at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) and at the Université de Genève (UNIGE). He is Lecturer of Architectural Design at the ETSAM and he has been a visiting critic at several international universities. He is currently a PhD candidate at the ETSAM and a member of several Research Groups and Innovation Teaching Groups at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and at the Alcala University (UAH). He has taught seminars and conferences in international congresses on university teaching. He is also member of a Development Cooperation Group from where he directs projects financed by the UPM.

Sonia Nebreda Martín



Sonia Nebreda  (Spain, 1979) is graduated in Technical Architecture at the Universidad de Burgos (UBU) and in Building Engineering at the Nebrija University in Madrid. She holds a Postgraduate degree in Project Management by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She has a broad understanding of all technical and operational issues surrounding the practice of architecture as she has a wide experience in the construction industry as a Construction and Project Manager. She has lectured on her work at international universities.




Marcelo Ruiz Pardo.  Architect . Partner - Founder
Sonia Nebreda Martín.  Building Engineer.  Partner - Founder

Collaborators since 2011:

Mónica Esteban Gonzalez, Arturo Alberquilla,  Alejandra M. de la Riva, Loreto Moreno, Jara Muñoz Hernández,  Javier E. Lecumberri,  Simón Francés,  Laura Cestau,  Lucía Martínez,  Luis Pancorbo,  Ricardo Montoro, Inés Martín


Structures: Mecanismo, Arup, Suma, Inargest
Facilities: JGingenieros, Arup, Suma
Façades: Arup
Pictures: Jesús Granada