Ultrabarrio
Urban Design and Master Planning

People

 

People

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Amna Ansari, AIA, Assoc. ASLA, NCARB

Amna is an architect with extensive experience in practice at a wide range of scales and project types. She received her Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism from MIT and Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Houston. Previous to establishing UltraBarrio, Amna was a lead designer in Shanghai, Boston and Houston. She previously had been an instructor at MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Texas Tech and the University of Houston.

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Marcus Martinez, Assoc AIA

Marcus is a designer and educator who has considerable experience in a range of architectural, urban, and institutional contexts.  He is also engaged in his community as the Houston AIA Urban Design Chair and is a lecturer at the University of Houston since 2015. He received his Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from MIT and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston.

Prior to founding UltraBarrio, Marcus was a designer at EMBT working on Torre Del Gas Tower and Santa Catarina Market in Barcelona. He also worked at Elkus Manfredi on a number of Boston urban core mixed-use projects, and the Boston 2024 Olympic plan and smart-mobility blueprint.

Locally, he worked on Discovery Green Park, the headquarters for Avenue CDC, and a number of mixed use parking structures at the University of Houston and Sam Houston State University. He also authored the award winning vision for the Pierce Skypark - re-purposing a freeway for a park-space.