Marco Sosa Architect Portrait


Marco Sosa is a qualified architect , he was born in El Salvador, grew up in London and is currently working as an associate professor in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises (CACE), Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus, United Arab Emirates. Marco also holds the position of Chair of Design at CACE.

He holds a BA (Hons) in architecture, Post grad Diploma in Architecture and a MA from the London Metropolitan University in “Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources”.
He is a RIBA and ARB qualified architect in the United Kingdom with over 10 years of experience in the building industry.

Marco has an ardent interest in Design. He has a passion for investigating how materials ‘form’ spaces and how people occupy these spaces and their effect on their environment. Marco recognizes the importance of the merging all art disciplines as vital ingredients forming the perfect formula for an excellent research based degree in Visual Arts, Graphic and Interior Design. For his Masters Thesis he travelled to India and carried out research to find the needs of a particular nomadic community resulting on possible architectural interventions to general a sustainable community.

Marco has written a book about the oldest functional mosque in the UAE. The book is titled "Al Bidiya Mosque, A visual Essay" . The book was published in 2012 by Zayed University Press, ZU BOOKS, Dubai and Distributed by Abu Dhabi Media.
In 2013, Marco was appointed as part of the Curatorial Research team with the role of Architect- Head of design for the National Pavilion, United Arab Emirates, Venice Architectural Biennale 2014.
In 2015, Marco co founded with fellow colleague and architect Lina Ahmad, the design research unit LIMass, the unit is dedicated to prompting creative design solutions and delivering products and spatial proposals within UAE community.
Marco Sosa is Guest Academic Editor for Arts (ISSN 2076-0752 an MDPI journal, Special Issue "Contemporary Architecture from the 20th Century to the Present".

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