Nicolás Markuerkiaga


Born in Pamplona. (1970)

MSc. Architecure (Arch. Design & Arch. Engineering) ETSAB. UPC 1997

PhD Thesis in progress “ Transporter Bridges. A story between Infraestructure and Emotion” Departament de Projectes Arquitectónics. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

In 1999 he opened his first office based in Barcelona and dedicated to design public and private buildings, refurbishments, public space and competitions. In 2010 he established ZAGA arquitectura in association with Emilio Fernández, with the goal of bringing together their own skills in a single and multifunctional platform dealing with construction, town planning, architecture and environment issues.


Emilio Fernández


Born in Barcelona (1970)

Architect Degree ( ETSAV- UPC 2000)

Master of Town Planning and Real State Management at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2006-2008)

When ZAGA arquitectura was launched, in 2010, Emilio had already a solid career in the building and real state sector. He worked in DryWall from 1992 to 2000 and was Technical Director of the developer Piedras del Pirineo from 2001 until 2009. All this knowledge was essential to establish the ZAGA arquitectura values.

In 2015 Emilio founded ZAGA management, a way to enlarge the platform activities and create synergies among the different working teams.


Jordi Trias


Born in Barcelona. (1973)

Architect Degree  (ETSAB-UPC 2001)

Master in Architecture Tecnology. Restoration (UPC) and Postgraduate in Architecture Renovation (UPC Foundation)

LEED green Associate

Jordi joined ZAGA arquitectura in 2014 to contribute with his solid background in renovation and heritage conservation over the last 15 years. He is also an experienced BIM manager and responsable of implementing BIM environment in the practice methodology.


Mariana Plana


Buenos Aires. (1973)

Architect Degree  (ETSAB-UPC 2001)

She studied architecture at the University of North London and the Polytechnic Universtity of Catalonia  (Barcelona) where she graduated in 2001.

She worked from 2001-2005 at several architectural firms such as Ravetllat Ribas arquitectes and ARU Architectural Research Unit directed by Florian Beigel.

In 2005 she founded her own firm RHP Arquitectes together with Eva Rus and Matthias Hilgert. Among all the works, it is worth highlighting the projects carried out for the company Bestseller Wholesale Spain designing main offices and showrooms in Spain: Madrid, Vigo, Bilbao, Barcelona as well as the new Bestseller Headquarters in Spain located in Malaga.

Mariana joined Zaga arquitectura in 2015.