The architect Alberto Campo Baeza has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the AIA. The conferral ceremony took place on June 7 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019.
The AIA American Institute of Architects is a professional organization founded in 1857 that represents the interests of North American architects, as the CSCA Superior Council of Colleges of Architects does in Spain. The AIA currently has more than 90,000 members. Outstanding architects are selected to form part of the College of Fellows of the Institute and are awarded the title of FAIA.
Alberto Campo Baeza has been Professor of Projects at the Technical School of Architecture in Madrid since 1986 and is one of Spain’s most prestigious architects, recognized both nationally and internationally. He has taught at the ETH Zurich, the EPFL Lausanne, the Penn University School of Architecture in Philadelphia and the Catholic University of America in Washington, in addition to many other schools of architecture around the world.
His best known work is the Caja de Granada, for which he received numerous prizes, including the Torroja Award. He has built works all over the world, such as Olnick Spanu House in New York, for example, and a Nursery for Benetton in Venice; also in Granada the Museum of Memory of Andalucía and in Zamora the offices for the Regional Government of Castile León, which received the international Architecture in Stone Award in Verona.
He has given lectures all over the world, and has received significant recognition like the Torroja Award for his Caja Granada or the Award of the UPM University for his Excellence in Teaching. In 2013 he was awarded the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal, the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the International Award Architecture in Stone in Verona, and the RIBA International Fellowship 2014 of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Also in 2014 he was elected Full Member to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando of Spain. In 2015, he was awarded the BigMat 2015 in Berlin and the International Prize of Spanish Architecture (PAEI 2015). And won the 1st Prize Ex Aequo to build the new LOUVRE.
His works have been widely recognized. From the Houses Turégano and de Blas, both in Madrid, to Gaspar House, Asencio House or Guerrero House in Cádiz, Rufo House in Toledo and Moliner House in Zaragoza. And the Olnick Spanu House in Garrison, New York, the House of the Infinite in Cádiz, and the Cala House in Madrid. Or the BIT Center in Inca-Mallorca, the public space Between Cathedrals, in Cádiz, the Caja de Granada Savings Bank and the MA, the Museum of Memory of Andalucía, both in Granada. And a nursery for Benetton in Venice, or the Offices in Zamora for the Regional Government of Castilla y León. At present, the Sports Pavilion for the University Francisco de Vitoria, in Madrid, has been finished.
His work has been exhibited in such emblematic places as the Basilica of Palladio in Vicenza, the Basilica of Santa Irene in Istanbul, the Crown Hall of Mies Van der Rohe in Chicago, the New York Urban Center and the MAXXI in Rome, the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, and in many other places.