Born in Navarre in 1957, Francisco Mangado graduated from the University of Navarre School of Architecture in 1982 and has been teaching there since. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, an Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture and a Guest Lecturer at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He is currently a Professor Extraordinaire of Projects at his alma mater in Pamplona and Visiting Professor at Cornell University. College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.
The numerous distinctions he has received include the Thienne Architecture Award, the Architécti Prize, the FAD Award for Architecture and the Construmat. The year 2009 brought him the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal of the UIA, the García Mercadal Prize, the Copper in Architecture Award and the National Architecture Award of Spain’s Council of Architects’ Associations (CSCAE). In June 2013, the Municipal Auditorium of Teulada received the RIBA EU Award. He was named a RIBA International Fellow in December 2011 by the Royal Institute of British Architects, and in February 2013 he has been granted an AIA honorary Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects.
Notable among Mangado’s works are the Congress Center and Auditorium of Pamplona, the Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux, the Municipal Exhibition and Congress Center of Ávila, the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, the Football Stadium of Palencia, the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008, and the Auditorium of Teulada. More recent projects include the Congress Center of Palma de Mallorca and the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias in Oviedo.
In June 2008 he set up the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad.