Luis Vidal

Founder & President

Founder and President of luis vidal + architects, he graduated with honours in Architecture from the University of Greenwich. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the American Institute of Architects of New York (AIA NY) and the College of Architects of Madrid (COAM).

He established luis vidal + architects in 2004, a Madrid-based global architecture practice with offices in Europe, Chile, Dominican Republic and the United States, that has received over 50 international awards, including recognition from Skytrax, AIA, RIBA and Chicago Athenaeum, for the implementation of challenging and innovative ideas in projects of various typologies.

He has designed more than 200 projects at all scales, including more than 30 airport projects, among them the new Terminal 2, “The Queen’s Terminal” at London Heathrow Airport, the world’s first airport terminal to be awarded the BREEAM Excellent rating for its sustainable design, also named World’s Best Airport Terminal and World Best Public Building.

More recent airport projects include the expansion of Terminal 4 and 4S at Madrid Barajas Airport, and the final stages of development for Dallas-Fort Worth Terminal D and Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago de Chile. He is also the “vision and concept design architect” for the new international terminals at Pittsburgh and Boston Logan Airports.

Luis is a guest professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), a member of the Industry Advisor Board at Cranfield University (UK) and has also lectured at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and the Altius Society in Oxford (UK), among other prestigious institutions.