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Angela Ruiz Del Portal

Miss Angela Ruiz Del Portal

Teacher in Sustainable and Urban Design

Welsh School of Architecture

Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB



I am part of both the MA Urban Design (MAUD) and the Architectural Science Master suite teaching teams. As a teacher, I contribute to the shared module Earth and Society in the MSc degrees and to different MAUD modules including Autumn Studio, Spring Studio, Urban Development Debates and Research Methods and Techniques. I also supervise MAUD dissertations.






Teaching profile

Supporting module leader in Earth and Society (ASM); Unit leader in Autumn and Spring Studios (MA UD); seminar tutor in Urban Development Debates and Research Methods and Techniques (MA UD); Dissertation supervisor in Research-based Design Project in MA UD.

Since 2018 I hold a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


I obtained my Architecture degree from l’Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, in 2004. After 7 years of work experience in practices in Barcelona collaborating in building and urban design projects, I moved to the UK and achieved my Master degree in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design from WSA, in 2011. For three years I worked as a research assistant on the Welsh Energy Sector Training Project (WEST) as part of the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI). Part of my work was the development and delivery of courses in relation to the Low Carbon Built Environment such as ‘Welsh Timber in Building Construction’ or ‘Low Carbon Building Principles’.

In 2015, I changed career path to Teaching and Scholarship and now I am involved mainly in teaching activities in the postgraduate programs MA Urban Design and Architectural Science Masters. I have also worked as a Sustainable Architecture Lead Tutor in the BEST (Built Environment Sustainability Training) project.

Honours and awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (2018)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, College of Physical Science and Engineering, Cardiff University (2016)

Professional memberships

  • Member of Les Ateliers Internationaux de Maîtrise d'Oeuvre Urbaine de Cergy-Pontoise (2012 -2014)
  • Member of Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) - Catalonian Architects’ Professional Body  (2005-2010)

Academic positions

2018-present: Teacher, Cardiff University

2015-2018: Tutor, Cardiff University

2012-2015: Research Assistant, Cardiff University