School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Ivan Marquez Munoz

Lecturer in Architecture / MArch Degree Programme Director


Ivan is a RIAS ARB chartered architect and was appointed Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University in 2016.

Originally from Madrid (Spain), where he qualified as an architect, Ivan has built a multifaceted architectural expertise in the UK since 2005 upon his work in practice and academia.

Having worked for over ten years as project architect and associate at two UK award-winning practices (Bennetts Associates and Sutherland Hussey Harris) and taught part-time at Strathclyde University and the University of Edinburgh, Ivan is a versatile and highly qualified professional and academic, with an expertise in architectural design and technology.


Since Ivan did his first visiting critiques in Architectural Design in 2008, he has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across all stages at Newcastle University, Strathclyde University and the University of Edinburgh. Ivan’s comprehensive background has allowed him to teach actively in other disciplines such as Technology & Environment and Architectural History.

In addition to studio tutoring, Ivan has contributed as invited visiting critic at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and the Facultade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Porto in Portugal. Ivan also completed the PgCert in Academic Practice at the University of Edinburgh and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Ivan has managed to develop a research profile in parallel to his professional and teaching activities. His postgraduate qualification, in particular the MSc with Distinction in Advanced Sustainable Design, allowed him to initiate a research about the different perceptions of concrete. This study produced a range of findings and conclusions that constituted the beginning of his PhD, which he started at the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and is currently developing at Newcastle University as a PhD candidate.