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Rafael Moneo

Rafael Moneo (Tudela, 1937) is one of Spain’s most internationally renowned and award-winning architects, with a long teaching career in the Barcelona School of Architecture, the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, the schools of Lausanne, Princeton, and Harvard, and also as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design between 1985 and 1990. In 1996 he received what is widely considered to be the most prestigious international award, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, for his extensive architectural oeuvre in many countries. He is the author of several books on architecture, including Inquietud teórica y estrategia proyectual en la obra de ocho arquitectos contemporáneos (2004 – in English, Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects), which has been translated into more than ten languages, Apuntes sobre 21 obras (2010 – in English, Rafael Moneo: Remarks on 21 Works), and La vida de los edificios (The Life of Buildings, Acantilado, 2017).