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Etienne Borgos

BA Yale, AA Dip ARB RIBA COAC| Architect, Director
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Etienne studied architecture at Yale University and the Architectural Association in London, as well as Graphic design at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Italian and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the College of Architects of Catalunya (COAC).

He worked with Richard Meier & Partners in New York and was a Project Director at Foster+Partners, London, for 13 years, leading diverse projects and masterplans in Europe. Among the projects worked on are the television studios for ITN, London, the Metro de Bilbao Phases I and II, the regeneration of Sagrera Station and the Torre de Collserola tower in Barcelona, as well as the masterplan for Parque Mayer in Lisbon. He directed the site works for the Palacio de Congresos in Valencia and collaborated in the Reichstag in Berlín.

From 2001 to 2006 he formed Borgos Dance where he executed various award-winning projects at an international level. Among these were the Mercado de Colón, Valencia and the LTB Art Foundation, London. Since 2007, he forms part of Borgos Pieper. Among the projects developed by the studio are the Valencia Central after winning an international competition in joint venture with landscape arch. Gustafson Porter, Nova, y Grupotec. Phase One was carried out between 2014 and 2018. He was also leading two projects in Doha, Qatar for television studios and in Germany- a mixed-use building in Berlin and a heritage refurbishment of four listed buildings in Potsdam. In Spain he is co-directing the hotel and urban regeneration of Plaza de la Magdalena in Seville that is due for completion in June 2021. The practice is currently developing other hospitality projects in Spain and overseas.

Nadine Pieper

Dip ETSAB, MBA (LBS), ARB RIBA COAC| Architect, Director
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Nadine graduated from the School of Architecture (ETSAB) at the Universidad Politecnica de Barcelona (UPC) with honours in 1999 and earned an Executive MBA at the London Business School in 2006. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Catalan and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the College of Architects of Catalunya (COAC).

While studying in Barcelona she worked for Carlos Ferrater, Albert Viaplana and Serra- Vives-Cartagena.  Nadine worked at Foster +Partners from September 2000 until January 2008. She was involved on two key projects within the first year, Albion Riverside, a luxury residential complex, and an innovative office building proposal for which she was made an Associate in 2002. Nadine also ran the design and construction of the Portia Winery project in Ribera del Duero which won an RIBA Award and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize. Other projects were a residential tower in Kuala Lumpur as well as the Walter Benjamin Foundation in Portbou.

Since February 2008, Nadine leads projects for the Borgos Pieper studio in both Barcelona and London. Among them are the competition winning sports center in Cerdanyola, Residential Care facility on the Isle of Wight, the Parque Central of Valencia, a Condominium in Mexico, an office redevelopment in Berlin, the concept design for an hotel in Riyadh and in Los Angeles and the design and first stage construction of a resort in Ibiza. She is currently leading the hotel and urban regeneration of Plaza de la Magdalena in Seville, a nature conservation project in the Costa Brava and a destination Spa project in Catalunya as well as other projects overseas.

The team has experienced architects working in our London and Barcelona studios. It is international and multicultural and provides an important source of know-how and fresh ideas that support the design direction managed by the partners. We combine knowledge in design, technical problem solving, project management, BIM and physical modelling to devise wholly integrated design solutions.

This collaborative and open approach is a process we undertake with external consultants and stakeholders alike. Workshops are used to evaluate the progress and solutions adopted in the design as well as to share the creative work of the studio.

  • Xavier Basiana i Vers
  • Txema Santiago Suárez
  • Alan Humphrey
  • Luisa Gomez Martinez
  • Jorge Perez Vale
  • Eduardo Combellas
  • Carles Figuerola
  • Luis Fernández
  • Gema Garcia-Matarredona
  • Antonio Cilea
  • Lucy Taylor
  • Juan Andrés Pascual Hernández
  • Oscar Llinares
  • Anna Vila Tarradas
  • James Hand
  • Aniko Gonczi


BP believes in the power of the collaborative process. It is essential for any successful project that the consultant team is assembled early in the conceptualization stage of any project.


This fundamental attitude to our practice of Architecture is equally applied to our communication with our clients; their goals and aspirations, as well as the economic drivers that lie behind their project.

  • ABT Engineering, Amsterdam
  • Aecom
  • Arup Engineering, London and Doha
  • Atelier Weidner, Stuttgart
  • Blair Thompson, London
  • BIS estructures, Barcelona
  • BDSP Environmental Engineering, London
  • BRANDCODE, Munich
  • Claude Engle Lighting, Washington, D.C.
  • Davis Langdon, London
  • Eckersley O’Callaghan, London
  • Ecofirst Engineering, Bristol
  • Edetco, Barcelona
  • Eicher Werkstaetten, Stuttgart
  • Eva Rosenberger, Stuttgart
  • Expedition Engineering, London
  • Fluidity, Los Angeles
  • GAM, Barcelona
  • Godber & Co
  • Grupotec
  • Gustafson Porter, Landscape
  • Helene Binet Photography
  • IPIG
  • James Carpenter Design Associates
  • Joan Guillamat 
  • MacCormack Asociados, Buenos Aires
  • Methanoia Studio, Buenos Aires
  • Northcroft
  • Nova Ingenieria, Valencia
  • Philip Nixon Design, London
  • Richard Davies Photography, London
  • Rudi Meisel Photography, Berlin
  • Verde Limon
  • VMA, Viena
  • Xavier Basiana Photography, Barcelona

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