Fernando Tabuenca cofounded Tabuenca and Leache, Arquitectos, together with his partner Jesús Leache. The firm was established in Pamplona, Spain, more than 25 years ago. They have received many awards and recognitions in Spain and abroad for their built work, developed mostly from winning public competitions. Their projects have been published in international magazines including El Croquis, A&V, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, Detail, Architekture Aktuell, AIT, Octogon, A+U, and many others. Two significant built projects are the Saint George's Parish Church and the renovation of the Constable's House, both in Pamplona.
Tabuenca graduated from the Universidad de Navarra. He worked at the office of Rafael Moneo in Madrid and subsequently obtained his doctor of philosophy from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has taught architectural design in Pamplona, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and Zaragoza.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)
- COAVN Prize (Official Basque-Navarre Association of Architects) in urban design (2016, 2001), renovation (2010), interior design (2007, 1995), residential design (2005)
- American Architecture Prize, gold prize in restoration and renovation (2016)
- FAD Prize in City and Landscape (2015)
- Architettura Orizzontale Award, University of Ferrara (2015)
- Faith and Form Honor Award for Religious Architecture (2013)
Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)
- Spanish Pavilion, 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture
- MantovArchitettura, Milan Polytechnic University, Mantova (2016)
- AIA Small Project Awards Program, Chicago (2014)
- Tabuenca, Fernando. "El arte como acción." Arquitectura Viva 175 (2015), 66–69.
- Tabuenca, Fernando."Grávido o liviano." Arquitectura Viva 158 (2013), 7–15.
- Palacio del Condestable. Siglo XVI- Siglo XXI. Pamplona: Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, 2008.