Alberto Veiga (1973) is a Spanish architect. He studied architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra. In 2004, together with Fabrizio Barozzi, he founded the office Barozzi Veiga.He has been Professor at the International University of Catalonia and Visiting Professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, at the Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad San Sebastian in Santiago de Chile and at La Salle Barcelona. He taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Netherland, United Kingdom, Chile and United States.
Barozzi Veiga was founded in Barcelona by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga in 2004. The practice has since worked internationally in public and private projects focusing on cultural, civic, and educational buildings.Barozzi Veiga won numerous prizes in national and international competitions. Its built work includes the Ribera del Duero Headquarter (2011), the Auditorium Infanta Elena in Águilas (2011), the Szczecin Philarmonic Hall (2014), the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur (2016), the Ragenhaus Musikschule in Bruneck (2018), the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne (2019) and the Tanzhaus Zürich (2019). Currently, the office is completing two buildings for artist studios at the London Design District, while developing upcoming projects in Germany, Belgium, England, China, and United States.Among these, in 2019 Barozzi Veiga has been selected to design the future major makeover of the Art Institute of Chicago, the second largest art museum in the US, housing a collection that spans centuries and the globe. In 2020 Oolite Arts, leading resource for Miami-based visual artists, nominated Barozzi Veiga to create a new home for the organization. More recently, the office won the competitions for the renovations of the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels and of the Cultural Centre Groeninge Abbey in Kortrijk.
Mentioning the important prizes, Barozzi Veiga has been distinguished with the Ajac Young Catalan Architect Award (2007) and the Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Award (2011). In 2012 the Ribera del Duero Headquarter was awarded with the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture for the Best Debut Work 2012. In 2015 the project for the Szczecin Philharmonic received the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture and the International FAD Award. In 2018 the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur, Switzerland, was awarded with the RIBA Award for International Excellence, which distinguished the best 20 buildings constructed worldwide during the last three years. In 2019 Barozzi Veiga has been granted the Chicago Atheneum International Award, the Best Architects 20 Award and the AD Award Architects of the Year. In 2020 the office has been shortlisted for the International FAD Award and for the Dezeen Awards. More recently, the newly built MCBA Lausanne won the NAN Award and the Grand Prix Fritz-Höger-Preis 2020 for Brick Architecture.
Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga regularly lecture about their theoretical background and design approach. During the past years, they have been invited to present their work by some of the most important universities and institutions all around the world such as MIT Boston, Cornell University Ithaca, Yale School of Architecture, IIT Chicago, Royal Academy of Arts in London, Berlage Institute, ETH Zürich, IUAV Venezia, University of Hong Kong, FAUP Oporto and many others.
Throughout the years, the office contributed to several international exhibitions, including the Chicago Architecture Biennal (2017) and the Biennale di Venezia (2014 and 2016). In 2016 Barozzi Veiga presented ‘A sentimental monumentality’, an installation and an essay that defined the conceptual framework of its work, later compiled in the monographs Barozzi Veiga edited by Park Books (2014), a+u 535 (2015), A-Mag (2018) and TC 149 (2021).Since 2019, a selection of drawings and models by Barozzi Veiga became part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.