Director AAVS Mexico City School
Jose Alfredo Ramirez is an architect co-founder and Director of Groundlab. He studied Architecture in Mexico City, and the MA Landscape Urbanism at the Architectural Association. Before founding Groundlab he was practising in several architectural offices and institutions in Mexico City, Madrid and London where he concentrated in architectural and urban design projects like the Olympic master plan for London 2012. At Groundlab he has won and developed several competitions, workshops, exhibitions and projects, including winning entry for Longgang City international competition master plan, the international horticultural exposition in Xian, China among other projects worldwide. Jose Alfredo has given workshops and lectured on the topic of Landscape Urbanism and the work of Groundlab in Italy, Mexico, Germany, Israel, Taiwan, Spain, China, UK, Venezuela among others.
Clara Olóriz Sanjuán is a research and practising architect. She developed her PhD on the relationship between architecture and technology through production systems at the ETSAUN and AA. Along with her PhD research, she has contributed to several congresses and magazines and she co-directs an AA research cluster on Urban Prototypes. She teaches at AALU Masters programme and at the University of Navarra and has participated in several workshops worldwide. She is also co-directing the AA Visiting School ‘Computing Topos’ in Bilbao. Currently she works as a project leader and consultant for Groundlab in London.
Liam Mouritz is a landscape architect and urban designer. He holds an MA degree in Landscape Urbanism (Distinction) from the AA and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (1st class honours) from the University of Western Australia. As a landscape architect, he has completed a variety of projects in Western Australia including the Carter Lane public open space, Wesfarmers Court in Curtin University and the funeral procession landscape at the Fremantle Cemetery. Recently, he has been working on a variety of projects including an urban transport corridor in Chile, a masterplan of a new village in Nepal and a concept design for the Cuernavaca Railway Corridor in Mexico City.
Gustavo Romanillos is an architect and researcher interested in the spatial analysis of urban and territorial dynamics. He completed his degree in Architecture at the ETSAM, and a Master in Geographic Information Technologies at the UCM. His research and teaching activities are being developed in different Spanish universities, Nicaragua and the UK.