Rafael Viñoly Architects




Current Work
Rafael Viñoly
Introduced by Calvin Tsao

Thursday, February 18, 2010
7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
1.5 HSW CEUs

Rafael Viñoly, founding principal and design leader of Rafael Viñoly Architects, will discuss the New York, London, and Los Angeles based firm’s diverse projects and design approach. The office combines an atelier design practice with the capabilities of a large, multi-disciplinary, international firm.

vinoly-Curve_Theatre1Recent and current projects include the Battersea Power Station Masterplan, London; the residential conversion of the Domino Sugar Refinery complex in Brooklyn; Carrasco International Airport New Terminal, Montevideo; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia; Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK; the Bronx County Hall of Justice; and The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York.

Born in Uruguay and raised in Argentina, Rafael Viñoly has been practicing architecture for over forty-five years. Additional projects include the Tokyo International Forum; the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh; and the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently at work on a major master plan for the Abu Dhabi Campus for New York University in the United Arab Emirates and several mixed-use initiatives in the Middle East.


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.

Calvin Tsao is the current President of the Architectural League and is a founding partner of Tsao & McKown.

Tickets are required for admission to League programs. Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: rsvp@archleague.org. Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here from February 11 until 3:00 p.m. the day of the program.

Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.


This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Images from top to bottom: Rafael Viñoly Architects, Carrasco International Airport New Terminal, Montevieo. Copyright Daniela Mac Adden; Rafael Viñoly Architects, Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK. Copyright Peter Cook

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