Born in Barcelona in 1944, he earned a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture in his hometown in 1971, and earned his doctorate in 1987. Beginning in 1971, he worked in his studio in Barcelona. Since his beginnings, he combined his work as an architect with professorship activities: he is Professor of Architectural Design at UPC, has taught at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, and is Director of Architecture courses at UIMP. His architectural work on the Olympic Village in Barcelona earned him public recognition after 1992. His outstanding works include the Convention Centre in Cataluña, the Barcelona Botanical Gardens and the Benidorm Sea Promenade. His work is an effective combination of nature and geometry that does not sacrifice functionality.