After winning international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles in projects such as the Igualada Cemetery, Carme Pinós set up her own studio in 1991, undertaking projects which she had initiated in her previous office, such as the Boarding School in Morella.
Among her most outstanding recent projects are the Master Plan for the historic center of Saint Dizier (France), where the architect is also carrying out various interventions in public spaces; the Departments building of the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria); and the Cube II Tower in Gudalajara (Mexico). In Spain, her projects include the Caixaforum Cultural and Exhibition Center in Zaragoza; the Regional Office of the Generalitat in Tortosa; the architectural set composed by Gardunya Square, Massana School of Arts, a block of flats and the back façade of the popular Boqueria Market in Historical District of Barcelona; and a public housing block in the district of Vallecas (Madrid).
Among her most notable completed awarded works are the Pedestrian Footbridge in Petrer (Alicante), the Juan Aparicio Seafront in Torrevieja and the Cube I Tower in Guadalajara (Mexico), the models of which were acquired by the MOMA in 2006. Likewise, in 2010 the Centre Pompidou also acquired scale models of the Caixaforum project in Zaragoza and the Hotel Pizota in Mexico, among others.
Carme Pinós has received many awards, including the National Architecture Award by the High Council of Spanish Architects (1995), the Award by the Professional Association of Architects of the Community of Valencia (2001), the ‘ArqCatMon’ award by the Professional Association of Architects of Catalunya (2005), the First Prize at the Spanish Biennial of Architecture (2008), the National Award for Public Architecture by the Catalan Government (2008) and the A-Plus Award for the best professional career in 2013.
Carme Pinós combines her work as an architect with teaching activities and has participated in seminars, training courses and workshops. She also has been guest professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994-1995), the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf (1996-1997), Columbia University in New York (1999), l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2001-2002), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2003), Accademia di Archittetura di Mendrisio in Switzerland (2005-2006), Universitá di Roma Tre (2007-2008) and l’École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture Paris – Malaquais, among others.
In 2012 Carme Pinós launched OBJECTS, a collection of products designed, produced and commercialized by her own studio.