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Solano Benitez was born in Asuncion, Paraguay in 1963 and graduated from the School of Architecture of the National University of Asuncion (FAUNA) in 1986. In 1987 he founded Gabinete de Arquitectura, the office he currently shares with Alberto Marinoni and Gloria Cabral.

The principal architect at Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Professor of Architecture at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. In 2011, he held the chair of the John Williams Fellowship at Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas. Arkansas students under his mentorship collaborated with students from the Department of Architecture at the Kigali Institute of Technology in Rwanda, in researching and designing appropriate sustainable urban housing for Rwandans.

Fernando Menis established “Menis Arquitectos” Architecture Studio in 2008, with offices in Tenerife and Valencia.
Menis serves as principal architect and/or co-author of a large number of projects. Some of the already-built projects are: “Tenerife Athletics Stadium” (2007), “Magma Art & Congress Centre” (2005), “Swimming pool on the Spree River in Berlin” (2004) and “Presidency of the Canary Islands Government Building” (1999).

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