Born in Cordoba in 1955, Rafael de La-Hoz graduated in architecture from the Higher Technical College of Architecture of Madrid, and went on to obtain an MDI Masters in the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Rafael de La-Hoz now directs his own architectural studio and participates in town planning projects and important architectural works in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and the United Arab Emirates. Many of his projects have been the result of national or international architectural competitions.
His most recent awards include: the COAM (Distinction from the Official Architects’ Association of Madrid) 2007 and 2005 Distinctions for Architectural Works; The “2007 International Work Award” for Telefonica’s Distrito C, awarded at the XIst Biannual of Argentinean Architecture (Buenos Aires); The Award for Innovation in the “Quality, Architecture and Housing Awards” 2005 and 2006 of the Community of Madrid; the “Bex Awards 2005” (Greece) in the Technological Innovation” category and the “American Architecture Awards 2004 of the Chicago Antheneum (USA)”.
He is a visiting professor at the Universidad Internacional de Cataluña, and is a member of the Editorial Council of the COAM Architectural Magazine. He participates in numerous conferences, activities and judging panels.