Emilio Tuñón, Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture 2014, is full professor in the architectural design department of the Architecture School of Madrid, and has been visiting professor at several universities: Princeton University School of Architecture (2008, 2009, 2010), Harvard Graduate School of Design (2006), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2005), Barcelona International Architecture School (2001-2002), Frankfurt Städelschule (1997-1998), Architecture San Pablo CEU Fundation (2000-2001), Barcelona Architecture School (1999-2000), New Puerto Rico  Architecture School (2000) and Navarra Architecture School (1999, 2011).In 1992, Emilio Tuñón Alvarez (1959) and Luis M. Mansilla (1959-2012) established the architecture firm Emilio Tuñón and Luis M. Mansilla Arquitectos, a Madrid based office, dedicated to the confrontation of theory, and academic practice, with design and building activity. They have received the Mies van der Rohe Award 2007 and the Spanish Architecture Award 2003.In 1993 they created the thought exchange cooperative CIRCO, for which they publish a bulletin of the same name. This bulletin has been awarded the following awards: FAD Award (2007), 3rd. Iberoamerican Architecture and Engineering Biennial Publication Prize (2002) and COAM Annual Prize for Cultural Initiatives Award (1995).