Feb 5, 2016
Ruben Suare has held leadership roles in the design construction and fabrication industry and has led numerous award-winning architectural projects. By pairing an architect’s creativity and aesthetic sense with a manufacturing and business industry professional’s pragmatism, Suare challenges the way manufacturers and architects communicate and do business.
Suare was Vice President of Architectural Solutions at CTEK a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry engineering and fabrication firm known for fabricating innovative products, including, among others, a series of contoured glass panels for Frank Gehry and artworks for major artists as Robert Graham and Liz Larner. Suare joined 3form in 2004 as the Executive Vice President of the Architectural Division. His work at 3form included inventing the translucent wood panels used by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to clad the interior of the Alice Tully Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center; developing a new panel characterized by being a mirror when non-lit and transparent when lit for the new Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian Institute; fabricating the main acoustic canopy at the new performance arts center at the Universisty of California at Fullerton; and designing and fabricating one of the first translucent metal twisting facades for a building in Los Angeles.