Our designs and strategies always include recurring concepts such as integration, intensification, multi-use, phasing and adaptability, which we regard as prerequisites for any sustainable approach. In order to develop design strategies for specific project briefs, we follow an integrative and research-based method, that reacts to the specific spatial, social, ecological and economical parameters of a given task. We collaborate closely with citizens and users, clients and experts in temporary or permanent collaboration. In the course of time we developed a good relationship with close teams of various fields and a broad knowledge on design through collaboration. This trans-disciplinarity and participatory approach enables us to generate a large knowledge of innovative design solutions already in an early stage, resulting in high degree of sustainability and economic efficiency, especially in later planning and construction phases.


Bureau Ruiz Saad GbR
Waldemarstraße 37
10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
Tel +49 30 98344455


Marta Torres Ruiz, Dipl.-Ing. Architektin, AK Berlin, Nr: 16044
Ali Saad, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt, AK Berlin, Nr: 14287

Berufshaftpflichtversicherung: VHV Versicherungen, Nr. H 717-818050 GWO

Finanzamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Steuernummer: 14/562/01759, Ust-ID.: DE331653371

Marta Torres Ruiz

has studied architecture at TU Berlin. After her graduation she has worked as an architect and project leader at various architectural offices in India and Germany, including Uberbau, KSP and augustinundfrank Architekten. She has a broad experience in urban design as well as in the design and implementation planning of various buildings types.
Marta was teaching as a research associate at the Institute of Architecture at TU Berlin between April 2018 and September 2019. 
Since October 2019 she is a collegiate of DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Identität und Erbe", a joint undertaking by Technische Universität Berlin and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Within this framework she is conducting a PhD dissertation on the narratives of transformation of heritage sites in the age of "Overtourism". Since 2021 she is a lecturer at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences. 


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Ali Saad

has studied architecture at TU Berlin and ETSA Barcelona with scholarships from the German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the Erasmus-Programme. He has worked as an architect at EMBT in Barcelona, maxwan in Rotterdam und LIN in Berlin. At LIN he was chef de projet of “Grand Paris Métropole Douce”, an interdisciplinary urban vision for Greater Paris commissioned by the French government. Between 2009 and 2014 he was a founding partner of Uberbau Architecture & Urbanism. In 2020 he founded Bureau Ruiz Saad together with Marta Torres Ruiz. Additionally, he has worked as an external consultant for GIZ and currently for Arup Germany.

Ali has been a research associate, lecturer and research fellow at the TU Berlin in different departments. Between 2004 and 2007 he conducted research and teaching in urban design, focussing on the history and transformation of modernist New Towns in developing countries. Between 2014 and 2021 he was teaching research-based architectural and urban design at the Laboratory for Integrative Architecture, TU Berlin. His ongoing PhD dissertation deals with the principles of spatial heterogeneity of Berlin's urban block typology.

Ali was invited to talk at various universities and institutions, including Atelier International du Grand Paris, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Beirut, African Center for Cities Cape Town, Sciences Po Paris, École des Ponts ParisTech, Leibniz University Hannover and Berlage Institute Rotterdam. His projects and texts have been published in journals, books and exhibitions internationally. Since 2018 he is a member of the scientific advisory board of Europan Germany.

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