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Rafael Moneo

Rafael Moneo (Tudela, 1937) studied at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) from which he graduated in 1961. As a student he worked with Francisco Javier Saénz de Oiza and, in 1962, with Jørn Utzon. He then had a grant to live and work in Rome from 1963 to 1965, after which he taught in the schools of Architecture in Madrid and Barcelona and was subsequently appointed Chairman at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he is presently Sert Professor of Architecture. Notable among his works are the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida, the Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium in San Sebastian, the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles cathedral and the extensions to the Prado Museum. Besides his work as an architect, Rafael Moneo is also well known as a lecturer and critic. In 2004 he published Inquietud Teórica y Estrategia Proyectual en la en la obra de ocho arquitectos contemporáneos (Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects, The MIT Press), which has been translated into seven languages, and his Apuntes sobre 21 Obras (Remarks on 21 Works, The Monacelli Press), was simultaneously published in Spanish and English in 2010. In 2010, he was President of the Jury for the European Prize for Urban Public Space. Rafael Moneo has received numerous awards, among them the 1996 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the 2003 RIBA Gold Medal, and the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.

Update: 9 December 2014



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