Biography The building of Channel 7 in Buenos Aires, designed by Rafael Vinoly. Born in Montevideo, son of the director and cinematographer Roman Vinoly Barreto and Maria Beceiro math teacher. He attended the University of Buenos Aires, receiving his degree in architecture in 1968, and subsequently held a Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Urbanism in 1969. Already in 1964 created the architectural firm with six partners, soon become one of the largest studies of South America. In 1978, Vi oly and his family emigrated to the United States. For a short time gives lectures at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and permanently set in New York in 1979. Rafael Vinoly Architects PC Case in 1983. His first major project was the John Jay College of Professional Justice, completed in 1988. In 1989 he won an international competition to design the Tokyo International Forum, completed in 1996, many consider the most important cultural center of Japan.He was also a finalist in the competition to rebuild the World Trade Center. During his long career, Vi oly has designed buildings around the world. It has offices in London, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bahrain. Rafael Vi oly is a member of the American Institute of Architects, an international member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Japan Institute of Architects and the Central Society of Architects.