Born in Spain’s Navarre region in 1957, Francisco Mangado completed his university studies in 1982 at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarre and then embarked on a teaching career. He has worked as Guest Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the Eero Saarinen college at the Yale School of Architecture and as Guest Lecturer at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne. He currently has a full professorship at the University of Pamplona and a guest professorship at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning.
He has won numerous awards, including the Thienne Architecture Award, the Architéchti Prize, the FAD for architecture and Costrumat. In 2009 he received the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal given by the UIA (International Union of Architects), the García Mercadal award, the Copper in Architecture Award and the Spanish Architecture Award 2009 granted by Spain’s National Council of Architects’ Associations (CSCAE). In December 2011 he was named RIBA International Fellow by the Royal Institute of British Architects and in February 2013 he was granted an AIA Honorary Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects. In June 2013, his project for the Auditorium in Teulada received the RIBA EU award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for EU buildings located outside the UK.
Some of Mangado’s best known works include the Congress Centre and Auditorium of Pamplona, Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux, the Congress Centre of Ávila, the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, the stadium in Palencia, the Spanish pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 and the Auditorium in Teulada. His latest projects include the Congress Centre in Palma de Mallorca and the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias in Oviedo.
The Baluarte Auditorium and Congress Centre in Pamplona and the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Center in Ávila featured in the exhibition on Spanish architecture held at the MoMA in New York. Personal exhibitions of Mangado’s work have also been held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, the Auditorium in Teulada, the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, the Aedes Gallery in Berlin, the EPFL in Lausanne, the FAUP in Porto and the Galerie d’Architecture in Paris.
In June 2008 he set up the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad.