Rafael Moneo (Tudela, Navarra, 1937) is one of the most prestigious and recognized international architects. He has carried out an intense career in teaching: Chairman of Elements of Composition at the Escuela de Arquitectura de Barcelonain 1970, visiting professor at the IAUS in New Yorkin 1976, and at the universities of Lausanne, Princetonand Harvard, as well as dean of the Graduate School of Design between 1985 and 1990. He is the author of an extensive body of architectural work that can be found in very many countries. In 1996 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize, considered to be the most important architecture award in the world. He has written several books about architecture, such as Apuntes sobre 21 obras and Inquietud teórica y estrategia proyectual en la obra de ocho arquitectos contemporáneos, translated into about ten languages.