Professor Xavier Vendrell studied architecture in his native city of Barcelona, where he has been practicing architecture since 1983. His work embraces a range of scales from landscape architecture, urban design, public buildings, housing and interior design.
In 1988, his office (Ruisanchez-Vendrell Architects) won the competition for the Poblenou Park in the Olympic Village of Barcelona. His office was involved in several other projects for the 1992 Olympic Games and won the FAD Award in 1997 for the Riumar School.
He founded in 1999 Xavier Vendrell Studio Chicago/Barcelona, a collaborative practice of architecture, landscape and design. In 2002, the Graham Foundation, presented his work in the exhibition Xavier Vendrell: Retrospective Thoughts on Work in Progress.
In 2005, he was one of the architects selected for the exhibition Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions at the Art Institute of Chicago.