The Practice


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luis vidal + architects is an international architectural practice that provides high quality and innovative design led solutions to challenging projects. Leading architects of the London Heathrow Terminal 2 project, this practice has offices across Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, Dominican Republic, the United States and Chile, and an international workforce of over 150 architects coexisting with a strong background and solid experience in a wide range of disciplines including planning, building and industrial design. 

Founded in 2004, luis vidal + architects has built up a consistent career path expressed in more than 200 projects and different scales. The practice is internationally renowned for its expertise in the design of aviation and healthcare buildings, having become one of the leading and most innovative practices committed to delivering functional, responsible and professional designs as an answer to the urban and social challenges of today. 

Our Transport Architecture portfolio includes over 15 international airport projects, highlighting the 26 times international award-winning Heathrow Terminal 2. Opened to passengers in 2014, it stands out for receiving the prestigious Air Transport World Airport of the Year Award (ATW) - 2015 and the World’s Best Public Building Award 2014-2015. It is also the first large terminal building to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating for its sustainable design.

luis vidal + architects has other notorious projects such as Vigo’s New Hospital in Galicia (Winner of the Design & Health International Awards 2012 Future Health Project category, and a BREEAM certification); Can Misses Hospital (Property Award), Campus Palmas Altas, (Seville) headquarters to Abengoa, (Winner of the RIBA Award 2010 certified LEED Platinum) in co-authorship with RSHP and Botín Center designed together with RPBW.

The practice is pursuing a strategy of expansion in Asia, Canada, South America and United States. Our philosophy relies on improving quality of life through design, focusing on the user as the starting point and main priority in all their projects. We are internationally recognized for applying a user-focused architecture aimed at enhancing “passenger experience”. Regardless of the scale, all projects in the studio’s portfolio are born with the same DNA that defines our social, economic and environmental commitment