Recorded: February 18, 2010
Rafael Viñoly, founding principal and design leader of Rafael Viñoly Architects, discusses the New York, London, and Los Angeles based firm’s diverse projects and design approach. Projects included in this podcast are the Battersea Power Station Masterplan, London; the residential conversion of the Domino Sugar Refinery complex in Brooklyn; the Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK; and the Carrasco International Airport New Terminal, Montevideo.
Viñoly received the AIA NY Chapters’s Medal of Honor in 1995, was a National Design Award Finalist in 2004, and was given a Design Honor in 2007 from the Salvadori Center. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a member of the Japan Institute of Architects. Viñoly received his Diploma in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires School of Architecture and Urbanism and has served as a guest lecturer and studio critic at a number of institutions.
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