Albert De Pineda

Albert De Pineda
Architect, founder and president of Pinearq
Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain


Pinearq is an award-winning company offering global services and specializing in the development of complex facilities for the health sciences, with a consolidated team with a history of more than 30 years in practice together, with presence and projects in more than 10 countries in America, Europe, and Asia.

Our experience accounts for continued improvements in how we do things, in our capacity to adapt to differing places, and our ability to work with different formulas of cooperation and management.

Pinearq projects are typified by being centred on the creation of humanised high technology spaces. This practice has been the fruit of continued research into new methods and an involvement in various teaching programs.

Albert de Pineda, founder and president of Pinearq, is one of the leading international experts in healthcare architecture, with experience in different congresses and world meetings about hospital design and engineering. De Pineda is professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in the Postgraduate Program in Planning and Design of Healthcare Centers. He is also co-founder of Hospitecnia, a platform committed to architecture, engineering and management for healthcare spaces.

Pinearq’s work has been widely awarded, published and exhibited. Some of the awards received are: honorable mention in The Plan Award (2018) and NAN Award for Hospital Residencial do Mar, Lisbon (2010); selected in the Panorama of Works at the 14th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism for the Hospital del Mar Remodelling and Extension, Barcelona (2018); finalist for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Award for the Coslada Library, Madrid (2017); participation in Aftermath, Architecture beyond Architects at the 15th Venice Biennial of Architecture (2016); selected for the FAD Architecture Award for the Hospital de la Cerdanya, Puigcerdà (2014); Decade Prize 1998-2008 for the Concepció Market Remodelation, Barcelona, awarded by the OTB Foundation (2008); FAD Opinion Award and finalist for the FAD Architecture Award for the Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona (2007); Architecture Award of the Girona Region for the Santa Caterina Hospital, Salt (2005); and FAD Architecture Award for Hospital del Mar, Barcelona (1992).