Architect Carme Pinós is awarded Creu de Sant Jordi 2015
Architect and urban planner Carme Pinós has been awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi 2015, granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya in recognition of her work.
The award, one of the highest distinctions given by the Catalan government, was given on April 14, 2015, to twenty-seven individuals and fourteen organizations.
Carme Pinós, initially associated with Enric Miralles, with whom she designed Igualada Cemetery, among others, opened her own studio in 1991. Her most notable projects include the Masterplan of the historic centre of Saint Dizier (France), the Departments Building for the Vienna University of Economics (Austria), CaixaForum centre in Zaragoza (Spain), and Gardunya square in Barcelona, including Escola Massana, a residential building and the back facade of the Boqueria Market.
Pinós has combined her work as an architect with teaching, having been a guest lecturer at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1994-1995), Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf (1996-1997), Columbia University in New York (1999), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (2001-2002), and Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2003), among others.