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Lifetime Achievement

Awards & Recognition 2016–17 Lifetime Achievement Award in Architecture from the CINTAS Foundation

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Raúl is a founding principal of MdeAS, establishing Moed de Armas Architects in 1991. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s preeminent design architects, Raúl has designed and completed many major buildings in the United States, Europe, Canada and the Middle East.

In his career of more than 50 years he has won numerous design awards, including the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture and was named Interiors Magazine’s “Designer of the Year” (1984). His master plan for the Hajj Terminal at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia received the AIA Twenty-five Year Award in 2010. He most recently was recognized with the 2016–17 Lifetime Achievement Award in Architecture from the CINTAS Foundation housed at Miami Dade College, an organization supporting and honoring the accomplishments of Cuban architects, composers, visual artists, and writers living outside of Cuba.

At MdeAS, Raúl has led the firm through many complex and challenging projects. A distinguished portfolio illuminates his extensive design experience as he continues to embrace the evolution of modernist design. He recently completed the repositioning of 2000 K Street and 900 19th Street in Washington, DC, and the design of of the transformative renovation of the lobby at 200 Park Avenue in New York City.

Cornell University, B. Arch.

Registered Architect: New York and Connecticut
Member, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards