Gold Medal of Spanish architecture 2016; Spanish Architecture Prize, 2005, Andalucía Architecture Prize, 2007; Arpafil Prize (Guadalajara, Mexico), 2006; Great Prize of the Buenos Aires international Biennale, 2011; Honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, AIA 2014. His works have been awarded with numerous prizes, among which are the ArchDaily Building of the year Award 2018, The Plan Award 2015, and several international architecture prizes as the Chicago Athenaeum Museum in 2015 and 2018, the Ibero-American Biennale Prize 2014, Premio Palmarés Architecture Aluminium Technal 2013, the European Prize Ugo Rivolta, 2008, ASCER Prize, 2006; the C.E.O.E. Foundation prize in 2001 or the Costrumat prize in 1989.


He has taken part in multiple exhibitions among which are the Venice Biennale 1980 and 2004, the Milan Triennale 1988, and some others in significant cultural institutions as the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris in 1990, The Art Institute of Chicago 1992, The Museum of Modern Art New York 2006, RIBA London in 2007, DOMUSae in Madrid 2010, the BIAU of Rosario, Argentina 2014,  and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design 2016 y 2018.

His most outstanding works are the Cultural Centre Caixaforum in Seville (2017), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Luxembourg), Seville’s Congress Centre (2012), several social housing in Madrid (2012), Rota (1998) 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, Spain (2008), the townhall of Tomares, Seville (2008); Vigo’s waterfront (2004), the Illustration museum in Valencia (Spain), the Galata Museum (sea museum) in Genoa, Italy (2001) and the Navigation Pavillion for the 1992 International exhibition, including its renovation and adaptation to new uses in 2011.

He has taught Projects in the University of Seville, and he has been visiting professor in Buenos Aires, Lausanne, Pamplona, Syracuse, New York, Bolonia, Venice, Mendrisio and visiting scholar in the Getty Centre in L.A. Currently, he is honorary professor in the University of Seville, where he directs the Catedra Blanca Project Unit.