Gold Medal of Spanish Architecture 2016 awarded by the Higher Council of Spanish Architects’ Associations, Spanish Architecture Prize 2005, Andalucía Architecture Prize 2007 in its first edition, Arpafil Prize Mexico 2006, IVE Prize 2006 (Career Achievement Award, Generalitat Valenciana), Aster Prize 2010, Great Prize of the Buenos Aires International Biennale 2011, Biennale di Architettura di Pisa 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award and Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects, Hon. FAIA 2014.

His works have been awarded with numerous prizes, among which are:

The Grands Prix du Design Canada 2021, DNA Paris Design Awards 2020, International Prize Escala Mexico 2019, ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2018, the International Architecture Prize The Chicago Athenaeum Museum in 2018, International Prize 2A Europe Architecture Award 2018 and the Nan Prize 2018 for CaixaForum Cultural Center
Platinum Prize Grands Prix du Design (Canadá) 2021 for Magallanes Park
NAN Prize 2016 for the Market Hall and Civic Center In Torrent
International Architecture Prize The Chicago Athenaeum Museum (2015,) The Plan Award (2015), the Best Architects 16 Award (2015), NAN Architecture Prize (2014) and the IX Ibero-American Biennale Prize (2014) for Social Housing in Vallecas
International Architecture Prize The Chicago Athenaeum Museum in 2015, Palmares Architecture Aluminium Technal 2013 for Seville’s Congress Centre
The Plan Award 2015 for the Hospital Gardens in Valencia
COAS Architecture Prize 2015, NAN Award 2011 for San Telmo’s Palace in Seville
International Trophée Archizinc 2010, Murcia Region Building Award 2009 for the National Underwater Achaeology Museum in Cartagena
European Architecture Prize Ugo Rivolta 2008 for Social Housing in Rota
Ceramics Award for Architecture Ascer 2006 for the Archive in Castilla La Mancha, Toledo
Architectural National Prize 2005,  Award for the Best Intervention in Public Spaces by COAG 2005, Urban Planning and Architecture Award 1997 by the City Council of Vigo 1998, Architecti Belem Cultural Centre Award 1994 for Vigo Seafront
Rivelazione dell’anno (Museum Image) Award 2004, Il Princippe e l’Architetto Award 2003 to the Museum of the Sea in Genoa
C.E.O.E. Foundation Prize 2001 for the Illustration Museum in Valencia
Construmat Award (1989) and the C.O.A.A.O. Architecture Award (1992) for the Navigation Pavilion in Seville
COAAO Architecture Prize 1991 for the Social Housing in Cadiz

He has participated in numerous exhibitions, among them:

Biennale di Venezia 1980 and 2004; Triennale di Milano 1988; Accademia di Francia a Roma 1989; Centre Georges Pompidou Paris 1990; The Art Institute of Chicago 1992; The Museum of Modern Art New York 2006; RIBA London 2007; DOMUSae Madrid 2010; Instituto Cervantes Frankfurt 2012; Pallazo della Gran Guardia Padova 2013; BIAU Rosario Argentina 2014; The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design 2016 and 2018; Spain-Korea Best Architecture Exhibition 2022.

And in monographic exhibitions in:

Havana 1999, Syracuse 2001, the Real Alcázar of Seville 2008, Buenos Aires 2011, Valencia 2011, and in the following Italian cities: Reggio Calabria 1999, Bologna 2002, Palermo 2002, Venice 2006, Ravenna 2007, as well as in the majority of Architects’ Associations in Spain.

His most outstanding works:

Magallanes Park in Seville (2018), the Caixaforum Seville Cultural Centre (2017), the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Europèennes in Luxembourg (2017), the Market and Civic Hall in Torrent, Valencia (2015), the Hospital Gardens in Valencia (2013), Seville’s Congress Centre (2012), several social housing in Madrid (2012), Rota (2004), Cádiz (1991) and Seville (1987), the complete renovation of San Telmo’s Palace in Seville to host the Andalusian region Presidency (2010), the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Cartagena (2008), Visitor Center in the Archaeological Complex of Baelo Claudia (2007), Ciudad Real Courthouse (2007), the Archive of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo (2005), the Town Hall of Tomares, Seville (2004), Vigo’s Waterfront (1997-2004), the Illustration Museum in Valencia (2001), the Museum of the Sea in Genoa (2001), the Andalusian Heritage Institute La Cartuja in Seville (1995), Telecommunications Tower and Building for Telephone Services in Cadiz (1993), and the Navigation Pavillion for the 1992 International exhibition, including its renovation and adaptation to new uses in 2011.

At present:

He is currently working, among other projects, on the refurbishment of the Archaeological Museum of Seville, the Business Creation Centre of the University of Alicante, the Museum of the Sea in Trieste and the Atarazanas Cultural Centre in Seville, all of them first prizes in public competitions.


He has been Professor at the University of Seville (from 1972 to 1975 and from 1980 to 1987), Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Buenos Aires (1993), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (1995-1996-1997), School of Architecture of Navarra (1998 and 2021), Syracuse University School of Architecture, New York (2001), Faculty of Architecture of the University of Bologna (2002-2003), Faculty of Architecture of Venice (2005-2006-2007-2013 and 2020), Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland in Mendrisio (2007-2008-2009 and 2010) and Visiting Scholar in the Getty Centre in L.A. (1994-1995). Director of the Architecture Summer Courses at the Complutense University of Madrid from 1993 to 2004. In 2005 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Seville, where he has since then directed the Taller Internacional de Arquitectura Vázquez Consuegra/Cátedra Blanca Project Unit, until 2019.

He is the author of the publications “Cien edificios de Sevilla” (1986), “Guía de arquitectura de Sevilla” (1992) and “Plazas de Toros” (1993, with Díaz Recasens), all published by the Junta de Andalucía. As scientific director of the publishing house Tanais and in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works, he has launched two collections on contemporary architecture in Spain and Latin America.