Hugo Martinez (b. Mexico) is an architectural designer and builder. He is co-founder of MAT-TER_Design+Build Studio. Hugo attended California Polytechnic State University and received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2006. Following, he received a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from ColumbiaUniversity in 2007. From 2007 to 2009 Hugo Martinez worked as digital fabrication production manager and architectural designer at Morphosis Architects under the leadership of Thom Mayne. Following, he worked on the design team for the new GuggenheimMuseum, Abu Dhabi at Gehry Partners. He has been published for his academic and professional work, has served as guest critic at Cal Poly and guest lecturer at the Annual International Architectural Congress in UDLA, Puebla, Mexico in 2008, and guest lecturer at various design and architecture universities in the United States and internationally. Under MAT-TER Hugo Martinez has been published in Forbes, Inhabitat, Le Monde, and AIA CC Academy of Emerging Professionals for their professional work. Recently, their design work for the NISSAN Global motor show booths has won the coveted “Best Creative Booth Award” in the world’s largest auto show in Asia.