RAFAEL VIñOLY BECEIRO (born 1944) is an Uruguayan architect . He is
the principal of
* 1 Life and career * 2 Honors and awards * 3 Buildings
* 4 Criticism
* 5 References * 6 External links
LIFE AND CAREER
Viñoly was born in
In 1964, he formed the "Estudio de Arquitectura Manteola-Petchersky-Sánchez Gómez-Santos-Solsona-Viñoly" architectural firm with six associates. This practice would eventually become one of the largest architectural practices in South America, completing many significant commissions in a very short time.
In 1978, Viñoly and his family relocated to the United States. For a
brief period he served as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Graduate
School of Design , settling permanently in
New York City
During the course of his forty-plus year career, Viñoly has practiced in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Viñoly is a Fellow of the
American Institute of Architects , an
International Fellow of the
Royal Institute of British Architects
HONORS AND AWARDS
* Design Honor, Salvadori Center, 2007 * International Fellow, The Royal Institute of British Architects, 2006 * National Design Award Finalist, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2004 * Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence : In recognition for his contributions to the Environmental Design Profession and in honor of Modernist architect Richard Neutra , 2000. * Honorary Doctorate, University of Maryland, 1997 * Medal of Honor, American Institute of Architects, New York City Chapter, 1995 * National Academician, The National Academy, 1994 * Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1993
Main article: List of works by Rafael Viñoly
Major works by Viñoly include 432 Park Avenue , 20 Fenchurch Street and the Curve Theatre .
The Sky Garden, at 20 Fenchurch Street
Two of the skyscrapers designed by Viñoly, the