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Ar. Ruben Cabanillas Ramos

Skidmore Owings and Merrill

New York, U.S.A

Ruben Cabanillas Ramos , COAM RA, AIA Assoc, LEED GA is an Associate Architect Designer with sustainability background at SOM, he tries to connect technical and design challenges, Identifying key metrics to understand enclosure and massing behaviors is something that he pursues on every project in response to different project goals, such as performance and comfort. He understands parametric design language as a tool to support design challenges on the entire life of the project, bringing complexity topics to be explained in simplicity visualization way. He has been actively working on SOM for about 5 years in Us market as Volpe HQ at Cambridge, Emory Cancer Institute in Atlanta and different residential proposals at New York City, and currently he is working on Asia market. Before joining to SOM he worked on Cetra Ruddy where he explored interesting international school design with resilient passive strategies in India as long as residential projects in Manhattan.


Ruben received his M.Arch at Polytechnic of Madrid (ETSAM) and he has an projected international practice, along Spain working in firms (Ensamble Studio), Germany (Henn) and US. He has been involved on academia with ESTAM (Spain), CUNY, Pratt and Brooklyn City Tech. He has been awarded by several awards inclduing AIA NY, SARA and some international magazzines published some of remarkable projects, such as Choice school.

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