Luis Ulacia graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture in Barcelona (ETSAB). Professor at the School of Architecture in San Sebastián since its founding, he received his PhD from the school in 1992. Between 1981 and 1999, he was an advisor to the Elgoibar City Hall, collaborating on the formulation of subsidiary regulations (1992) and the most important urban interventions of the last two decades of the twentieth century. He has worked on multiple architecture and urban projects in the Basque Country. He is the author of the book Evolución urbana de Elgoibar (2014) among other publications.