The Practice


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luis vidal + architects is a renowned international practice that provides innovative and high quality answers thanks to its entrepreneurial vision of architecture. Since its founding in 2004, it has opened offices in Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, the Dominican Republic, the United States and Chile and has designed 200 projects at all scales (urban planning, building and industrial design). 

With an international workforce of over 180 architects with a strong background and solid experience in a wide range of disciplines, luis vidal + architects has become not only a world benchmark in airports and hospitals, but also one of the practices with the highest profile in the design of large office complexes.

Our Transport Architecture portfolio includes over 15 international airport projects, with a particular stake in Heathrow Terminal 2 (London). Inaugurated in 2014, it has received 27 awards, including the prestigious World's Best Airport Terminal at Skytrax (2018), the Air Transport World (ATW) Airport of the Year Award 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 highly recognized projects, such as Vigo’s New Hospital in Galicia (Winner of the 2012 Design & Health International Awards in the Future Health Project category, and one of the few healthcare buildings with BREEAM certification); the Castellana 77 building (LEED Platinum, winner of a German Design Award and an European Property Award); the Can Misses Hospital in Ibiza -(that achieved a Property Award); the Palmas Altas Campus, (Seville) headquarters of Abengoa, (winner of the RIBA Award 2010 and the first building in Europe certified LEED Platinum) in co-authorship with RSHP, and the Botín Center in co-authorship with RPBW.

The practice is pursuing a strategy of expansion in Asia, Canada, South America and the United States. Our philosophy is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life through flexible designs, cutting edge technology and developing sustainable legacies for future generations. We are internationally recognized for architecture aimed at enhancing the “user experience”. Regardless of the scale, all projects in the practice’s portfolio are born with the same DNA: our social, economic and environmental commitment.