Antonio Cruz Villalón was born in Seville, Spain, 1948. Architect graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, 1971. Member of the Andalusian Architects' Association (Num. 953). Antonio Ortiz was born in Seville, Spain, 1947. Ortiz was also graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, 1974. Member of the Andalussian Architects' Association (num. 1206). After graduating he worked with Ricardo Aroca and Rafael Moneo. From 1974 they taught at the Escuela de Arquitectura, Seville. They also taught at prestigious institutions around the world, like Eidgenössische Technische Houchschule (ETH), Zurich, and Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
(2008) Andalusian Architect Award, for the Remodellation and enlargement of the SBB Train Station, Basel. Switzerland.
(2006) Special mention Daylight Award awarded by Velux Stiftung, Swiss, for "The Redesign and Extension of the Train Station SBB", Basilea (Swiss).
(2004) José Manuel Lara Foundation Culture Awards. Plastic Arts Award for their work as a whole.
(2003) Heimatschutz Prize, granted by Basler Heimatschutz, Basilea, for the Remodellation and enlargement of the SBB Train Station, Basel. Switzerland
(1999) Eduardo Torroja Award for the Olympic Stadium in Seville, granted by the Ministerio de Fomento (Ministry for Development).
(1998) National Sports Award 1998. National Award for Sports’ Architecture, granted by the Consejo Superior de Deporte (Ministry for Culture and Education), Madrid, for the Madrid Community Sports Stadium and the Olympic Stadium in Seville.
(1997) Andalusian Gold Medal Award, granted by the Andalusian Regional Government and the Andalusian Parliament, for the whole of their work.
(1997) Spanish Entrepreneurs’ Foundation Award, granted by the C.E.O.E. Foundation (Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales), Madrid, for the Madrid Community Sports Stadium.
(1995) Architecture Award of the Professional Association of Architects of Western Andalusia for 1994 for New Building for the Huelva Bus Terminal.
(1993) First National Award for Spanish Architecture for the Santa Justa Station in Seville, granted by the Governing Council of the Professional Colleges of Architects of Spain and the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Environment.
(1992) Finalists in Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture for the Santa Justa Train Station in Seville
(1992) Brunel 92 International Award for Railway Design for the Santa Justa Train Station in Seville.
(1990) Finalists in Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture for the Carabanchel Housing Project in Madrid.
(1989) Award for Best New Building from the Madrid City Council for the Carabanchel Housing Project.
(1982) City of Seville Award for new buildings for the housing block on Lumbreras Street, granted by the Seville City Council.
(1980) Perez Carasa Award for the Single-family Housing Unit in Punta Umbria, granted by the Professional Association of Architects of the Western Andalusia/Huelva Area.