1951, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Architect, Associate Professor of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and President of the Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism of Tenerife, he also participates as a jury member, director of workshops and lecturer at Harvard, Columbia University, ESA Paris, TU Berlin, Akbild Vienna or at Architecture Festivals in Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Croatia, Italy etc.
After studying architecture in Barcelona, between 1981 – 2004, he teams with 2 other partners under the name Artengo-Menis-Pastrana. In 2004, he founds the practice Menis Arquitectos with offices in Tenerife and Valencia. Independently or in co-authorship, Menis signs projects that are built: Insular Athletics Stadium (2007), Magma Art and Congress (2005), Swimming Pool in the River Spree in Berlin (2004), Presidency of the Canary Islands (1999) as well as new projects, still in process: Concerts Hall Jordanki in Poland, Congress Center in Fuerteventura, Aurum House in Taiwan, Taipei Residential Tower, Holy Redeemer Church in La Laguna.
Winner of the National Prize for Architecture and Design (PAD 2000 ) and of the WAF 2010 Future Projects-Cultural, he repeatedly has received the Regional Award for Architecture in Canary Islands, and has been selected as National and international finalist in the FAD Awards, and in the Spanish Architecture Bienniale. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale, MOMA NY (2006), Aedes Berlin (2006), GA Tokyo (2009) etc.
During this year he received the Innovation in Concrete Award by the Ambuja Foundation of India with the project of the Holy Redeemer Church. He also participated on this year Architecture Biennale of Venice with the installation INTO THE WALL.
For the project of Sacred Museum and Plaza of Spain in Adeje (Tenerife,Spain) became finalist of the Public Urban Space European Award and win two WAF Awards in Singapore – in the New and Old Category and the special prize from the festival director Paul Finch.