Director, Contreras Earl Architecture
Rafael Contreras is a founding director of Contreras Earl Architecture (CEA). He leads CEA with a strong belief that architecture should evolve with technology, designing buildings that are liberated from traditional building practices and forms.
Rafael’s years of experience and unique design skills saw him leading international teams working in Zaha Hadid Architect’s (ZHA) exclusive “design cluster” in London where he worked directly under Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher.
For 7 years, Rafael was design leader at ZHA on major commissions and competition winning bids such as the Grand Theatre in Rabat Morocco, the Tokyo National Stadium and the New Beijing Daxing Airport (world’s biggest airport terminal).