History

luis vidal + architects is an international studio well-known for leading architectural and environmental innovation, high quality projects and excellent user experience.

Since its foundation in 2004, offices in Spain, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Chile and the United States have been opened, having designed more than 200 projects through all scales (urbanism, building and industrial design).

With an international staff of over 180 professionals with solid training and experience in various disciplines, luis vidal + architects has become not only a world reference in hospitals and airports (Heathrow Terminal 2 has been elected world’s best in the Skytrax awards), but also one of the practices with the greatest projection in the design of museums, cultural and educational centers, as well as large offices, business parks, commercial areas, and mixed-use complexes. Their work has been internationally recognized and awarded on 50 occasions, with recognitions from AIA, RIBA, ACI and Chicago Athenaeum.

The search for maximum user comfort, the flexibility of spaces that allow to respond to the client’s needs, and an outstanding energy efficiency are some of the values that characterize any building designed by luis vidal + architects. All of their built projects have environmental certifications of international recognition, such as LEED and BREEAM.

2004

Luis Vidal founded luis vidal + arquitects in 2004, opening the Madrid Studio that very same year. In 2005, the Studio won the bid for Zaragoza Airport, with which they were finalists in the Mies Van der Rohe award, together with the Reina Sofía Museum Restaurant, which also received an award. Some of its most outstanding projects in Spain are:

·  Palmas Altas Campus, in collaboration with RSHP (Seville)

·  Infanta Leonor Hospital (Madrid)

·  Mood bathroom fixture for Porcelanosa

·  Can Misses Hospital (Ibiza)

·  Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital (Vigo)

·  Eloy Gonzalo 10 (Madrid)

·  Botín Center, in collaboration with RPBW (Santander)

·  Castellana 77 (Madrid)

·  B&B Hotel Puerta del Sol (Madrid)

·  Business Park for Bouygues (Madrid)

·  Loyola University Campus (Seville)

·  Alfonso X el Sabio University Campus Building A modernization (Madrid)

·  Crea Madrid Nuevo Norte Masterplan (Madrid)

·  New Colón Towers (Madrid)

·  Vertiports for Bluenest (Madrid)

2008

The Practice consolidated its international presence with Terminal 2, "The Queen's Terminal” at Heathrow Airport. From its offices in London, the team worked on what, to date, is its most awarded project: it was the first airport terminal in the world to achieve the BREEAM excellence award, recognition which is just one of more than 27 awards.

In 2014 it was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

2013

In 2013 luis vidal + architects opened an office in Santiago de Chile. With a team of 45 people with multidisciplinary profiles, combining technique, technology and creativity equally, the Santiago de Chile office is currently one of the most important architecture offices in the country. Consolidated thanks to their excellence and deep knowledge of the Chilean landscape, luis vidal + architects has also received the highest recognition from the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) by being named the Best MOP Concessions Consultancy Firm by the Chilean government.

Some of the most recent works include:

·Santiago de Chile International Airport New International Terminal

· Chagual Botanical Garden 

· Palacio Schacht Refurbishment

· Marga Marga Hospital

· Quillota-Petorca Biprovincial Hospital

· Maule Healthcare System

· Matta Sur Community Center + CESFAM

2014

In the Dominican Republic, luis vidal + architects has established itself as a reference point in innovation, combining local knowledge with international expertise that positions the Studio as one of the leaders in the country’s architecture.

Amongst their most important projects, highlights include:

Santiago de los Caballeros New International Airport, Healthcare Complexes, Netclinic Medical Center, Ezalia Office Lofts, Patio Embajada, Studio Legal Corporate Tower, Salas Piantini Campus, Samaná Urban and Territory Strategic Plan and Centro León in Ciudad Colonial Santo Domingo.

2015

2015 is the year of the Practice's arrival in the United States. From the Miami office, Luis Vidal and his team have spent years leading some of the most important airport terminal projects in the country, highlighting:

· Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Modernization Program

· Boston Logan International Airport Terminal E Modernization

· Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Terminal D Expansion

· Pensacola International Airport Terminal Building Expansion

· Fulton County Executive Airport New FBO Building

· Cyril E. King International Airport Expansion

It is the first Spanish practice to design a space port, the Colorado Space and Air Port.

Bold design, European experience and a strong, profound user knowledge, essential for the design of infrastructures such as airports, have been some of the key elements in the success of luis vidal + architects in the USA.

Present-Day

With a diverse and inclusive team that covers 15 nationalities, and with the constant arrival of new exciting projects, the Studio continues its unstoppable expansion, with an eye on new countries, continents and building typologies.