Maria Elosua is an architect, urban designer and planner. She holds an architecture degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and a dual degree of Architectural Science and City Planning from MIT. She has extensive experience in projects with a diverse range of scales. Prior to founding ARISTA, Maria worked as the city planner of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, as the director of mexican operations for Wallace Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia, as a junior architect at DHK in Boston, and as founder and director of her own construction and development company in Mexico. She is currently a member of the board of LAMOSA, a ceramics company, and of the Museum of Steel in Monterrey Mexico.
Jaime Ortiz is a registered architect in Mexico and a certified planner in the US. He has extensive experience in the urban design and planning field having worked for eight years at the New York City Department of City Planning and for four years at the Municipal Planning Institute of San Pedro Garza García in Monterrey where during his last year he worked as interim director. He holds a masters degree in urban planning from Columbia University and an architecture degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) in Mexico.