Published October 10, 2019
A native of Ecuador, Ingrid Martinez completed her BS in Architecture in 2016 with a minor in Environmental Design. She earned her Master of Architecture in 2017 as part of the program's Inclusive Design Graduate Research Group.
Martinez works actively to raise awareness of architecture as a career path for traditionally marginalized communities. She is a founding board member of the ACE Mentorship Program of Western New York, which introduces high school students to architecture, engineering and construction. She is also volunteers for Architecture + Education, a program of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and UB that brings architects into the classroom to integrate design into the K-12 curriculum in Buffalo Public Schools.
She is an architectural designer in the Buffalo office of Clark Patterson Lee, where she also interned during her final year in the MArch program. Her portfolio at CLP includes a range of K-12, higher education, and health care projects.
Martinez says her participation in multiple study abroad programs offered by the School of Architecture and Planning provided valuable exposure to different cultures and architectural contexts. As an undergraduate student at UB, she found time between her studies to design her family’s home in Riobamba, Ecuador, which was completed 2015.