In 1992 Emilio Tuñón Álvarez (1958) and Luis M. Mansilla (1959) founded the firm MANSILLA + TUÑÓN ARQUITECTOS, awarded with the MIES VAN DER ROHE PRIZE 2007 (Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the European Union), National Prize for Spanish Architecture 2003, FAD Prize 2001.
Emilio Tuñón and Luis M. Mansilla are titular professors of the Department of Architectural Projects in Madrid. They have been professors in a number of universities, among which are the Graduate School of Design in Harvard, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, the New School of Architecture in Puerto Rico and the Städelschule in Frankfurt. They are currently giving clases in the School of Architecture of Princeton University.
In 1993 they founded the cooperative of thought CIRCO, coming out with a publication under the same title, and which has been awarded with the FAD Special Prize 2007, the prize for the III Iberoamerican Bienal for Architecture and Engineering 2002 and the C.O.A.M. Prize 2005.
Mansilla + Tuñón were awarded the following commissions: Institucional Building for the City of the Environment in Soria (2008), Madrid Internacional Convention Center (2007), Helga de Alvear Foundation Art Center in Cáceres (2005), Lalín Town Hall (2004), Master Plan of the area of Valbuena in Logroño (2003), Library on Artists Street in Madrid (2003), Cantabria Museum (2002). Royal Collections Museum (2002), Sanfermines Museum (200l), Brescia Contemporary Cultural Center of (2000), Castellón Fine Arts Museum (1998), City of León Auditorium (1996), Cultural Center of Madrid in the old El Águila warehouse (1995).
Currently, Emilio Tuñón is Professor of the Department of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) and has worked as a guest professor at numerous universities: Jean Labatout Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, Eliot Noyes Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Design by Harvard, visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and the Städelschule in Frankfurt.
Since 2007 Emilio Tuñón is the patron of the Arquia Foundation, awarded the gold medal of CSCAE in 2015.
Tuñón Arquitectos has been a winner in various public architectural competitions: First prize in the contest for the Masterplan of Kalaja and Turres Port, Albania (2014). First prize in the Down Town District Residental Tower contest in Dubai (2013). First prize in the contest for the Neubau Gastro-pavillon at the ETH in Zürich (2013). First prize in the competition for the Wine Dome in Valbuena de Duero (2012). First prize in the contest for the Museum Territorio de Migraciones in Algeciras (2008). First prize in the contest for the Museum of Visigothic Art in the Vega Baja de Toledo (2010). First prize in the competition for the Energy Summit in the City of the Environment of Soria (2008). First prize in the competition for the International Congress Center of the City of Madrid (2007). First prize in the contest for the Helga de Alvear Foundation in Cáceres (2005). First prize in the competition for the new building for the City Council of Lalín (2004). First prize in the competition for the remodeling of the Valbuena area in Logroño (2003). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Royal Collections (2002). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Cantabria (2002). First prize in the contest for Architectural Set dedicated to the Sanfermines (2001). First prize in the contest for the Center of Contemporary Art of Brescia (2000). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Fine Arts in Castellón (1997). First prize in the competition for the Auditorium of the city of León (1996). First prize in the contest for the Cultural Center of the Community of Madrid in the old factory "El Aguila" (1995).
Its projects and articles have been published by numerous national and international indexed journals, and his work is collected in numerous monographs, among which should be highlighted those published by AV Projects 65 in 2014 and the magazine El Croquis 161 in 2012, Mansilla + Tuñón Architects published by Edil Stampa in 2012, AV Monographs 144 in 2011, Mansilla + Tuñón published by Electa in 2007, Sketch 115-116 (II) in 2003, magazine 2G 27 in 2003.
In 1993, Emilio Tuñón founded together with Luis Moreno Mansilla and Luis Rojo the cooperative of minds CIRCO, creating a publication of the same name, which has been awarded with the prize of the III Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Engineering, the COAM prize and the Special prize of the critic FAD 2007.