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FRPO is an internationally awarded architecture design firm based in Madrid and involved in a large number of projects from masterplans tO objects.

We are committed with innovative design as a continuous conversation between all the agents that contribute to the complexity of place-building processes, understandING architecture as an enjoyable way of improving our relationship with the environment.

Profile

FRPO is directed by Fernando Rodriguez and Pablo Oriol. The office has been internationally recognized with the Architectural Record Design Vanguard (New York, 2012), the Europe 40 Under 40 (Chicago, 2009) and the Bauwelt Preis (Berlin, 2007) awards, among others.

Our works in Spain, Mexico and the US have also received prestigious awards, such as the selection for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (2022), the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards (2019), the FAD Awards (2019, 2020, 2021), the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale as participants in the Spanish Pavilion (2016), the nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Awards (2015), the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (2007, 2013, 2021), or the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (2006, 2014).

FRPO’s work has been widely published, and its proposals have been disseminated through articles, lectures, and frequent exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Trained as architects at the ETSAM in Madrid, at the IIT in Chicago and the TU Berlin, Pablo Oriol and Fernando Rodriguez are professors in the Department of Architectural Design at the ETSAM UPM, as well as regular guests at various national and foreign universities.

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Team

Pablo Oriol holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design (MPAA) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He studied Architecture at the ETSAM Madrid and the IIT Chicago between 1995 and 2005. He teaches at the Architectural Design Department of UPM ETSAM, both in Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. He has also taught and has been guest critic at other international institutions, such as the Falcoltà di Architettura del Politecnico di Milano, the IE School of Architecture and Design, the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.

Fernando Rodriguez holds a PhD in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He studied Architecture in the ETSAM Madrid and the TU Berlin between 1995 and 2003. He teaches at the Architectural Design Department of UPM ETSAM, both in Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. He has also taught and has been guest critic at other international institutions, such as FAU PUCP Lima, Technische Universität Berlin, IE School of Architecture and Design and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. In 2015 his PhD dissertation “An infrastructural understanding of architectural design” (PhD Prize 2016), showcases his interest in the infrastructural condition of contemporary architecture and the different scales in which it performs.

The office is run by both partners and the regular number of people working at different roles varies from eight to twelve. Since 2008, more than 50 architects have collaborated at FRPO:

María Díaz Martín, Adrián Sánchez Castellano, Carlos Crespo, Pablo González-Besada, Ricardo González Ortiz, Mikhail Frantsuzov, Ana García Rodenas, Samuele Vago, Ignacio Navarro, Francisco Díaz Pozo, Ricardo Fernández, Iñigo Palazón, Alberto Ballesteros, Helena Soria, Antía Fernández, Miguel Angel Sánchez-Chiquito, Esther Ibáñez, Matilde Lorenzo, Berta Colina, Jaime Hortal, Guillermo Fernández, Ana Suárez-Anta, Belén Roldán, Cristina Sanchez Bueno, Angel Roldán, Silvia Martín, Alain Fernández del Rey, Almudena Navas, Julia Burón, Inés Olavarrieta, María Domínguez, Elena García, Rocío García, Laura Ordóñez, Patricia Báscones, Carmen Sanz, Antonio Salvi, Pablo Sequero, Juan Medina, Guillermo Avanzini, Teresa Carro, Paloma Vallejo, Miguel Quezada, Pastora Cotero, Andrea Guaiti, Paul Schägner, Cornelius Schmitz, Cristina Escuder, Jorge Serrano, Virginia García Rebellón, Andrea Pezzoli, Rocío Camacho.

Marisa Ropero works at FRPO as administrative assistant.

Photo by Luis Asín.

AWARDS

2022

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (N)

2022

FAD Awards (S)

2021

Luis Moreno Mansilla COAM Award (M)

2021

FAD Awards International (F)

2021

XV BEAU Spanish Biennial (S)

2021

CSCAE Architecture Awards (S)

2020

UNESCO Prix Versailles, Special Prize North America (F)

2019

Architectural Review Emerging Architecture (F)

2019

FAD Awards (S)

2017

VII Enor Awards (S)

2016

Venice Biennale, Golden Lion Spanish Pavilion (A)

2015

Mies van der Rohe Award (N)

2015

100 Architects of the Year, KIA Seoul (A)

2014

HISE World Houses Award, Ljubljana (A)

2014

XII BEAU Spanish Biennial (S)

2012

Architectural Record Design Vanguard, New York (F)

2012

100 Architects of the Year, KIA Seoul (A)

2010

Europe 40 UNDER 40 (A)

2008

Architecture and Urbanism Public Awards, Municipality of Madrid (A)

2008

VI BIAU Ibero-American Biennial (S)

2007

IX BEAU Spanish Biennial (S)

2007

Ortega-Alloza Award, Santander (A)

2007

Bauwelt Preis, Berlin (A)

2006

9ª Muestra Fundación Camuñas (A)

(A) Awarded
(F) Finalist
(S) Selected
(N) Nominated
(M) Mention

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