Luis M. Mansilla (1959-2012) and Emilio Tunon Alvarez (1959) founded Mansilla + Tunon Architects in 1992. Mansilla + Tunon Architects is a Madrid based office, dedicated to the confrontation of theory, and academic practice, with design and building activity. They have received the Mies van der Rohe Award and the Spanish Architecture Award.
Emilio Tunon and Luis Mansilla have developed most of their academic carrer at the Architectural Design Department of the Architecture School of Madrid, as full professors. Additionally, they have taught as visiting faculty at Princeton University School of Architecture (springs 2008, 2009 and 2010), Harvard Graduate School of Design (spring 2006), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (spring 2005), Barcelona International Architecture School (2001-2002), Frankfurt Stadelschule (1997-1998), Architecture San Pablo CEU Fundation (2000-2001), Barcelona Architecture School (1999-2000), New Puerto Rico Architecture School (summer 2000) and Navarra Architecture School (springs 1999 and 2011).
In 1993 they created the thought exchange cooperative CIRCO, for which they publish a bulletin of the same name. This bulletin has been awarded the following awards: FAD Award (2007), 3rd. Iberoamerican Architecture and Engineering Biennial Publication Prize (2002) and COAM Annual Prize for Cultural Initiatives Award (1995).
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