Alberto Martinez Garcia

Alberto Martinez Garcia

New York, NY, US

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Alberto Martinez is an architect from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), he holds a Master of Architecture II post-professional degree from The Cooper Union, and currently lives and works in New York City. His experience working and studying in countries such as the United Kindom, Netherlands, Spain, China, and the US has given him a holistic approach to architecture and its different ramifications in both the professional and the academic world. His interests lie from domestic spaces and housing typologies to furniture and product design; and furthermore, the influence of ecology in architecture.

Alberto is highly interested in ‘shrink’ as an architectural aesthetic. Thus, he understands construction techniques and technologies as well as their impact in contemporary architecture and a number of conceptual frameworks. 

Additionally, Alberto has a great interest in architectural history and its evolution, because of this, he co-founded Hidden Architecture, an editorial project currently based in New York and Zurich; this project recovers projects and theories left out of most historical surveys.


scalar Architecture, New York, Project Architect

- A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
- Ivan Navarro & Courtney Smith Studio
- Penthouse Renovation in Chelsea

Sep 2018 - current

Hidden Architecture, New York, Founder and main editor

Hidden Architecture was created in February of 2015 between Madrid and Liverpool by Alberto Martínez García y Héctor Rivera Bajo.

Our project aims to create an atlas of architecture, parallel to the pro-official in order to propose an alternative built up by themselves to the discourse and the well-accepted understanding of historiography of architecture. Hidden Architecture is resistance, an attempt to make visible the difference in architectural practice and provide a deserved value to certain projects and concepts subtracted from the academic narrative.

Hidden Architecture is also a Journal that publishes two projects per week that feed this atlas. This journal includes our own series where we write about different topics we think relevant for current architecture as well as series by collaborators where they expand the geographical and historical boundaries of the atlas.

Feb 2015 - current

NAVA Partners, New York, NY, US, Architect

- 80 East 10th Street - Architect.
- 14th White Street - Architect.
- Penthouse Renovation in Park Avenue - Project Manager.

Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Myo Interiors, Liverpool, GB, Interior Designer

I worked in the Interior Design of several high-ending residential projects from the first concept design to the construction documentation, carrying on several projects under the direct supervision of the director and owner of the company. My task included 2D and 3D Design, technical detail solutions, FFE and material selection, preparation of Mood boards and presentations and meeting consultant and technicians.

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

UNStudio, Amsterdam, NL, Junior Architectural Designer

Main Projects:
• Wilmar International HQ, Shanghai (CN) – schematic design
• Hanwha Headquarter, Building remodeling, Seoul (ROK) – schematic design
• Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QA) – design development
• Raffles City, Hangzhou (CN) – design development interior
• Marina Clubhouse (CN) – concept design

Jul 2013 - Oct 2014

EACSN Arquitectos, Madrid, Architectural Assistant

I collaborated with the office EACSN to participate in the competition for a new hospital in Ciudad de David (Panamá). My main tasks were the integration of the building into the landscape, including the public and private circulations; the 3D Model of the hospital for the exterior Renderings (made by an external office); the Interior Renderings, the bioclimatic study of the facade and the technical drawings of the rooms and the facade.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012


The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture II

Aug 2015 - current

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Polytéchnic University of Madrid, Madrid, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Nov 2013

Faculdade de arquitectura da Universidade do Porto - FAUP, Porto, Exchange Program

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

IaaC - The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Workshop

Workshop about New Technologies applied to Architecture

May 2009 - May 2009



Awarded by the Blog Hidden Architecture within the category of divultgation (Research)



Special academic scholarship


5th Edition of the Jump the gap (Roca), Nomination

Shortlisted Project


Areas of Specialization