About

DONIS is an international office framing cities – theorizing and projecting them. Through research and projects we participate in the unprecedented development of the cities of this century.

DONIS was founded by Fernando Donis.  Associate to Rem Koolhaas for eight years at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Fernando Donis is the designer of the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing for OMA, as well as the new Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the Porsche Design towers in Dubai, and the Dubai Renaissance tower, among many more projects for which he was in charge.

Founded in 2009, the office is currently developing and building several large-scale projects. DONIS has also won several international prizes, such as the first prize for the ThyssenKrupp Architecture Award in 2009 with the Dubai Frame project; first prize for the competition for the National Palace of Justice in Paris; and first prize for the design of an Olympic emblem for London 2012.

Fernando Donis received his master’s degree from the Architectural Association in London, and holds a PhD in Architecture from the TU Delft in the Netherlands with his thesis to be published in the upcoming book The Public Frame. He was selected by CNN Expansion as one of the 30 most promising and influential people in Mexico in 2011, and in 2015 as one of the most creative Mexicans abroad by the Foreign Relations Department of Mexico.