Architect, PhD in Architecture, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the European University of Canarias (UEC) and Chairman of the Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism of Tenerife he is constantly invited to seat as a Jury, to conduct workshops or as a Guest Lecturer at Harvard, Columbia NY, ESA Paris, TU Berlin Universities, Akbild Wien Academy and at Architecture Congresses in Switzerland, Australia, India, Singapore, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Colombia, Mexico .
Trained in architecture in Barcelona, at the beginning of the '80s, he comes back to Tenerife where he co-founds an architecture firm with two other partners and together they work until 2004. Later, in 2005, he starts a solitary path funding two new architectural offices – Menis Arquitectos and Fernando Menis – with headquarters in Tenerife and Valencia.
Menis is the author and co-author of a large number of projects. Some of the already-built projects are: CKK “Jordanki” in Torun, Poland (2015), Bürchen Public Square, Switzerland (2015), Insular Athletics Stadium (2007), Magma Art & Congress (2005), Swimming pool on Spree River, Berlin (2004) and Presidency of the Canary Islands Government Building (1999). Some of the on-going projects are: Urban and Seaside Planning in Boa Vista – Santa Mónica and Chave (Cape Verde), Three Villas in Lijiang, China, Performing Arts Centre in Fuerteventura, Agora Garden Tower and Aurum House in Taiwan, the Holy Redeemer Church in Tenerife, and the Bürchen Mystik Hotel in Switzerland.
The quality of his architecture production has been recognized worldwide with prestigious awards among which: Iconic Award for Public Building (DE, 2016); Best Concrete Building at WAN Awards (UK, 2016); Gold Award to the Best Public Building at Taipei Intl. Design Awards (CN, 2016); Special Award to Accessibility at Cemex Awards (MX, 2016); Best Cultural Building, awarded by the Polish Architects Association (PL, 2015); First Prize at World Architecture Festival 2012 (WAF'12) in “New & Old” category and the Special Director’s Award at the same edition (SG, 2012); the Ambuja Cement Foundation Award in Architectural Innovation for “The Holy Redeemer Church” (ID, 2012); Best Future Cultural Project Award at WAF (SG, 2010); Spanish National Architecture and Decoration Award (ES, 2000); nine times he won the Canary Islands Architecture Award and he was several times a finalist at the Architecture and Design Awards - (FAD) and at the Spanish Architecture Biennale.
In 2016, Fernando Menis was awarded the Taburiente Award, given annually by the newspaper Diario de Avisos to the most remarkable Spanish persons in different cultural and professional fields.
Menis was invited to exhibit at several editions of the Architecture Venice Biennale, within national Pavilions or within the Projects section. He was invited to partake at the seminal exhibition "On-Site" held at the MoMA NY (2006) and have a solo show at the legendary architecture gallery Aedes in Berlin (2006). His project "The Holy Redeemer Church in La Laguna" has been included in the permanent collection of the MoMA New York.