Cruz y Ortiz was founded in 1974 with headquarters in Seville, in Amsterdam since 2001, and in Madrid since 2015. The office also collaborates with other partner firms in many European countries as well as in Mexico, China, and Lebanon. Cruz y Ortiz is an architecture office that carries out the entire construction process, from the initial conception until its materialization, including the interior design and the incorporation of BIM technology into its projects.
Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has developed projects for both the public and private sectors. Among these projects include the transformation of the Dutch National Museum, the Rijksmuseum, transportation buildings such as the Basel train station and the Santa Justa train station in Seville, football and athletic stadiums such as the Wanda Metropolitano for Atlético de Madrid and the Cartuja in Seville, and university buildings such as the Faculty of Education Science at the University of Seville and the Campus of Health Sciences at the University of Granada. Other projects include office buildings, residential buildings, and hotels.
Cruz y Ortiz’s projects have been awarded in numerous international competitions. Its works have been widely published and solo exhibitions have been held in both Europe and the United States. Cruz y Ortiz’s works have also received numerous prizes such as the National Architecture of Spain award in 1992, the National Sports Architecture award in 1998, the International Architecture Prize in 2014, and the European Aadipa Prize for Intervention in Architectural Heritage. The office was awarded the Andalusian Gold Medal for the entirety of its work in 1997. International awards include the Silberner Hase and the Schweizer Heimatschutz for the Basel train station, the Brunnel Railway Award for the Seville train station, and the Abbe Bonema Award for the best building in Holland in 2014.
In 2014, Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz were distinguished as Knights of the Royal Order of the Dutch Lion and appointed honorary members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). They have been guest lecturers at the polytechnics of Zurich, Lausanne, and Delft, at Harvard University, Cornell University, and Columbia University, and at the architecture schools of Pamplona and Geneva. Since 2004, they have been honorary professors at the University of Seville.