Uruguay-born Rafael Viñoly was a 22 year old architecture student when he won an open international competition to design and build a prominent 31 story office tower in the Catalinas section of Buenos Aires, the Unión Industrial building. It was the start of a remarkable career.
Today, Rafael Viñoly Architects is recognized globally for excellence in design and project delivery. He leads the design of every project the firm undertakes and sets the strategic direction and guiding vision that motivate a multi-disciplinary staff of over 150 professionals working in New York City and satellite offices in London, Manchester, Shenzhen, Abu Dhabi, Palo Alto, Chicago and Buenos Aires.
In a half-century of built work, Viñoly has consistently sought to produce architecture that makes meaningful civic contributions while exceeding the programmatic, economic, aesthetic and performance goals of clients and users. His political acuity and mastery of the diverse issues affecting each project allow him to lead stakeholders to unique solutions that do not conform to a “signature style”.