Xavier Ros Majó

John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture

Xavier Ros is a principal and founding partner of the architectural firm H ARQUITECTES based in Sabadell (BARCELONA).

H ARQUITECTES is an architecture studio founded in 2000 by David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros and Roger Tudó. They combine their professional activity teaching in the ETSAV-UPC, ETSAB-UPC and Harvard GSD.

They have been invited to AA School of architecture, ETH Zurich, Porto Academy, Austin School of Architecture, Universidad Católica de Chile, ENSA Paris, Umea school of architecture, among other places.

Their work has been published in several magazines such as El Croquis, 2G, AV, Domus, Detail, Casabella, etc. and exhibited at Venice Biennial 2016 in the Spanish Pavilion, awarded with the golden Lion, at Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 and at Utzon Center in Aalborg 2021.
They have received several national and international awards, including the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention 2019; shortlisted EU Mies Van der Rohe Award 2019 and 2017; DETAIL Prize 2018; Hispalyt Masonry Architecure Prize 2018; City of Barcelona Prize 2017; MAPEI sustainable building 2017; Ibero-american Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism Award 2016; Brick Award 2016; Ugo Rivolta 2015; Public Prize FAD 2015; Fritz Höger Preis 2014; Sacyr Award 2012; Hise Award 2012; Enor Award 2011; SAIE Award 2011.