Rafael Viñoly-Menendez AIA, LEED AP


Rafael’s diverse cultural background informs a design approach that is based on a deep curiosity for the unique cultural, social and physical conditions that inform every project. His focus is on the design of projects with an emphasis on civic identity and engagement that extend well beyond the buildings’ limits to unite diverse communities. Originally from Argentina, Rafael earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and joined LMN in 1999 after practicing in Berlin, Miami and Tokyo.

Rafael is a leader in LMN’s convention and event center practice and in the design of innovative business schools, involved both in the design of projects and as an industry leader. Some of Rafael’s representative projects include Cleveland Convention Center & Civic Core, Dena’ina Civic & Conference Center, Spokane Convention Center Expansion, Comcast Arena, Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University, and the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion at the Michigan State University.