Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero graduated as an architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) in 1971, and then went on to earn a PhD from ETSAM in 1987. He has taught at the Chair of Architectural Composition in the ETSAM since 1995 and has been a visiting professor in the School of Architecture of both Columbia University, New York and the University of Miami.
He has lent his expertise to les Comissions d´Examen Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral in Laussane, Switzerland and as a visiting critic in the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design on multiple occasions. From 2003-2008, he served as an External Examiner at the School of Architecture of Glasgow and as a member of the “Colegio Docente Dottorato Internazionale d´Architettura Villard D´Honnecourt” from 2004-2007.
As an architect, he has been responsible for a wide array of construction and restoration works in both Spain and overseas. He has served as curator, jury member and director of several national and international events regarding architecture and cultural heritage and has had research in these areas published many times. He was Director of the magazine Arquitectura from 1980-1986 and in 2011, was awarded the “Premio Nacional Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad” prize by the Ministerio de Fomento.