Who We Are

Jose Morales and Juan González Mariscal founded the architectural firm in 1987. In 1998 Sara de Giles Dubois joined the studio as a new partner. In 2004 the firm was consolidated under the name of Morales de Giles Arquitectos SL.

The teaching of the components of the team has developed a strong interest in the typological and formal investigation, and in a constant exploration of new scenarios of the present architecture.

The work of Morales de Giles Architects has been developed mainly based on important awards in conceptual competitions, both public and restricted. The competitions have enabled them to be gained by consolidating built a work that reflects a strong public interest in architecture, both in equipment and in housing. The projects have been developed looking for quality solutions at every stage, a strong coherence among all aspects of the project and a particular attention to the detail obtained through the absolute control of materials and technological solutions.

The work of Morales de Giles Architects reflects a careful study on its entire development process, both in the technical projects and in the execution of the works; recognised by various public and private institutions which highlighted the quality of these works thorough numerous national and international awards.

Their work has been also exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennial, in 2000, 2002 and 2006; in the exhibition ON-SITE: New Architecture in Spain at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA); and in Spanish architecture biennial in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2009. In addition, they won the 1st Award FAD to Research and Review on first call in 2006.

Finally, they have led workshops at the following universities: Venice Architecture Institute, TU Berlin, the University of Texas, School of Architecture in Montevideo, London Metropolitan School of the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile, Universidad de Navarra, Catalonia International University, Bochum University of Applied Sciences and at the Madrid Technical University.


Awards to Built Work

    • Title: FAD Awards 2016
    • Project Awarded: Rehabilitation of the St. Mª de los Reyes convent
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Title: FAD Awards
    • Project Awarded: Lecture building at Pablo de Olavide University. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Finalist
    • Year: 2012
    • Title: AIT Award 2014
    • Project Awarded: ICTAM hospital in Seville
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 2014
    • Others: Category Health and Care
    • Title: Premio Europeo di Architettura Ugo Rivolta
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Honorable Mention
    • Year: 2013
    • Title: XII Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial
    • Project Awarded: ICTAM hospital in Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2013
    • Title: Mies van der Rohe Awards
    • Project Awarded: 
    • Awarded Position: Proposed
    • Year: 2009
    • Title: AIT Award 2012
    • Project Awarded: Lecture building at Pablo de Olavide University. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2012
    • Others: Category: Bildung / Education
    • Title: AIT Award 2012
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 2012
    • Others: Category: Wohnen/Living
    • Title: VIII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Preselected
    • Year: 2012
    • Title: FAD Awards
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2011
    • Title: Detail Prize 2010
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2010
    • Others: Main Prize Category
    • Title: Swiss Architectural Award 2009-2010
    • Project Awarded: Nijar theater. Almeria
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2010
    • Title: Swiss Architectural Award 2009-2010
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2010
    • Title: Swiss Architectural Award 2009-2010
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2010
    • Title: Awards of the Technical Spanish Association of Galvanizing
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Honorable Mention
    • Year: 2010
    • Title: Mies Van der Rohe Awards
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2009
    • Title: X Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: 1st Mention
    • Year: 2009
    • Title: Premio Sánchez Esteve
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 2008
    • Title: Wallpaper Design Awards
    • Project Awarded: Nijar theater. Almeria
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2008
    • Others: Category Best New Public Building
    • Title: FAD Awards
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2008
    • Title: Saloni Awards
    • Project Awarded: Nijar theater. Almeria
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2007
    • Title: Award of The Spanish Federation of Employers of Wood
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: Finalist
    • Year: 2007
    • Others: Competition Name: Vivir con Madera - Living with Wood
    • Title: IX Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial
    • Project Awarded: High school in Galisteo. Caceres
    • Awarded Position: Finalist
    • Year: 2007
    • Title: Mies Van der Rohe Awards
    • Project Awarded: Nijar theater. Almeria
    • Awarded Position: Proposed
    • Year: 2006
    • Title: Awards of the Spanish Technical Association of Galvanizing
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in San Jeronimo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 2003
    • Title: Council Awards Top Colleges Of Architects of Spain
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in San Jeronimo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 2003
    • Others: Project Awarded: Corporeal Housing (Project Presented at the Venice Biennale in 2002). Category Future
    • Title: Council Awards Top Colleges Of Architects of Spain
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Monte Hacho. Ceuta
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2003
    • Others: Category Work Completed or in Development
    • Title: Council Awards Top Colleges Of Architects of Spain
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in El Populo. Cadiz
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2003
    • Others: Category Work Completed or in Development
    • Title: Council Awards Top Colleges Of Architects of Spain
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in San Jeronimo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 2003
    • Others: Category Work Completed or in Development
    • Title: FAD Awards
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in San Jeronimo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2002
    • Title: Mies Van der Rohe Awards
    • Project Awarded: Herrera house in El Garrobo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2001
    • Title: VI Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial
    • Project Awarded: Herrera house in El Garrobo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2001
    • Title: II Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura e Ingeniería Civil
    • Project Awarded: Herrera house in El Garrobo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 2000
    • Title: FAD Awards
    • Project Awarded: Herrera house in El Garrobo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2000
    • Title: Antonio Camuñas Foundation Award
    • Project Awarded: Herrera house in El Garrobo. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 2000
    • Title: V Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Santiponce. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 1999
    • Title: FAD Awards
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Santiponce. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Selected
    • Year: 1998
    • Title: Antonio Camuñas Foundation Award
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Santiponce. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 1998
    • Title: IV Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial
    • Project Awarded: Coripe’s city hall. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 1997
    • Title: Award of The Colegio de Arquitectos de Andalucía Occidental
    • Project Awarded: Social housing in Santiponce. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Runner Up
    • Year: 1997
    • Title: Award of The Colegio de Arquitectos de Andalucía Occidental
    • Project Awarded: Coripe’s city hall. Seville
    • Awarded Position: Accesit
    • Year: 1995
    • Title: Award of The Colegio de Arquitectos de Andalucía Occidental
    • Project Awarded: Award of The Colegio de Arquitectos de Andalucía Occidental
    • Awarded Position: 1st prize
    • Year: 1991
    • Others: Project Awarded: Malaver House

Exhibitions

  • Title: Mies Van der Rohe Awards
    • Year: 2009
    • Locations: Barcelone. 23 october - 12 december 2009. || Institut Français d'Architecture, Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine Paris (France). 2 february - 14 march 2010. || Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site exhibition gallery: Coking Plant. Essen (Germany). 21 march – 20 april 2010. || Arquerias de Nuevos Mnisterios. Madrid. 13 may - 13 june 2010. || Architekturzentrum Wien – AzW Museumsplatz 1. Viena (Austria). 23 june - 20 september 2010. || Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna 6. Milano.(Italy) 1 october - 31 october 2010. || M – Museum Leuven. (Belgium) 6 november - 12 december 2010. || Forum d'Urbanisme et d'Architecture. Niza (France). 20 december - 20 february 2011.
    • Sponsored by: Fundación Mies Van der Rohe, Ministerio de Vivienda, Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya.
    • Curator: Diane Gray
  • Title: Biennale di Venezia 2006
    • Exhibition: “España, nosotras las ciudades”
    • Year: 2006
    • Locations: Venecia (Italia) 8 septiembre 2006 || Sala Arquerías de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid 30 abril 2007 || Shanghái (China) 14 noviembre 2007
    • Sponsored by: Ministerio de la Vivienda
    • Curator: Manuel Blanco
  • Title: On-Site: New Architecture in Spain. MOMA. Museum of Modern in New York
    • Year: 2006
    • Locations: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART MOMA DE NUEVA YORK (MoMA) || Pabellón Villanueva del Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (CSIC). 1 October-26 january 2007
    • Curator: Terence Riley

Monographs

    • Title: Arquitecturas de Autor: Morales, de Giles, G.Mariscal
    • Year: 2003
    • Editor: T6 Ediciones.Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona
    • ISBN: 84-89713-64-2
    • Title: Morales, de Giles, Mariscal. MGM.
    • Subtitle: En Favor de una Arquitectura Instalada
    • Year: 2004
    • Editor: Rueda
    • ISBN: 84-7207-143-X
    • Others: International Publication
    • Title: Morales, de Giles, Mariscal. MGM
    • Subtitle: Centro de Artes Escénicas en Níjar
    • Year: 2006
    • Editor: Ricardo Sánchez Lampreave para Outer ediciones S.L. Madrid
    • ISBN: 84-611-2537-1
    • Title: Monografía TC Cuadernos
    • Subtitle: MGM Morales Giles Mariscal
    • Nº: 104
    • Year: 2012
    • Editor: Edición Generales de la Construcción
    • ISSN: 1136-906X
    • Title: Casa del plátano. Micrografías.
    • Subtitle: Rehabilitación de edificio de 7 viviendas de realojo en “El Pópulo”.
    • Year: 2009
    • Editor: Irreversible editores, Almería
    • ISBN: 978-84.-936881-1-0
    • Title: Monografía 2G
    • Subtitle: MGM Morales Giles Mariscal
    • Nº: 51
    • Year: 2009
    • Editor: Gustavo Gili. Barcelona
    • ISBN: 978-84-252-2314-3
    • ISSN: 1136-9647