Oscar Cruz is an Architect from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) since 2019 and a Technical Architect from the University School of Technical Architecture of Madrid (EUATM) since 2013, Master in Advanced Architectural Projects MPAA14 (2023). He established cruz.atelier in 2019, a small architecture collective dedicated to the simultaneous development of architectural practice, dissemination and research, understanding each project as an exquisite journey through an intentional look. His practice focuses on research and project development through the search for architectural invariants centered on respect for tradition, landscape, collective memory and renewed perception.
International Coordinator of the last three editions of the BigMat International Awards BMIAA architecture Awards, Mentor Professor at ETSAM in the Projects Department, he has collaborated in the studies of Héctor Fernández Elorza and Federico Soriano in Madrid; and since 2019 in the studio of Jesús María Aparicio, where he is part of the team in charge of the Rehabilitation and Extension of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.
Among his most recent recognitions, he has been a finalist in the competition for the curatorship of the XVI BEAU; First runner-up in the competition to curate the Spanish Pavilion at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale; Special Mention in the latest edition of Europan E16; Special Mention in the Competition for the “Comisariado Menos 35 COAM”, Special Mention in the Competition for the design of the TAC festival pavilion in Sagüés, awarded at the XV BEAU Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism; Second Prize COAM 2020; Finalist in the IV edition of the “Microespacios Santander” Ideas Contest; Special Mention COAM 2019 Award; Second Prize in the Competition for the Renovation of the M-30 Funeral Home and awarded by ASCER in the 18th edition of the Ceramic Awards with First Prize.