Angel Alonso, the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor for spring 2013, is principal of aceboXalonso architects, which he founded with Victoria Acebo in 1995 in Madrid. The artisanal office is dedicated to project design and has worked across a wide range of scales—from furniture design to urban scale, from government commissions to private customers—always with personal devotion and attention to detail.
The firm represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2000, 2002, and 2006, and also was featured at Rotterdam's Biennale, at Tokyo Design Week (2007), and at Shanghai Town Hall, among other shows. Its work was included in the exhibition On-Site: New Architecture in Spain at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006. The exhibition Young Architects of Spain (YAS)—which includes aceboXalonso architects' Vars House—is currently traveling to several universities throughout the United States.
Two of the firm's projects—the Arts Center of Coruna (since refurbished as the National Museum of Science & Technology) and Vars House—were nominees for the Mies Van Der Rohe European Award in 2009, as was LC House in 2000. Other honors include a 2008 VETECO prize for best light façade, the 2007 National Young Architecture Award (given at the Ninth Spanish Architecture Biennial), and a 2000 award from the Professional Associations of Architects of Castilla and León in the single-family housing category.
Since 2003, Alonso has been a project designer professor at the European University of Madrid. He also is a past director of the magazine Arquitectura.