Since he first started practicing (Architect – ETSAB 1982), the career of Manuel Ruisánchez has developed along two parallel paths: the professional and the academic. On the professional level, the Ruisánchez Studio has won plentiful merits for excellence; and on the academic level, Mr. Ruisánchez –member of the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Development at UPC since 1982- has been teaching and giving lectures for the last three decades in universities both around Spain and abroad (Harvard, Washington and IUAV-Venice, among others). He has been a member and president of numerous competition juries.
Manuel Ruisánchez set up Ruisánchez arquitectes, in its present form, in 1997. The studio has extensive experience in large-scale projects at both national and international level.
The projects of Ruisánchez Arquitectes are of a vast variety of fields and many different scales. Since it was set up, the studio has won numerous competitions of landscape, city planning and architecture.
In the area of landscape, Ruisánchez Arquitectes has executed a great number of projects of a varying nature and scale. The studio’s activity focuses on the transformation of the existing urban fabric: on the design of public space, both in urban and suburban areas; and on the regeneration of degraded areas. Interventions are carried out in natural landscapes, and special solutions are sometimes sought for ‘border cases’ where urban growth requires a different approach.