Andreu Arriola Madorell graduated in architecture at the E.T.S. d'Arquitectura de Barcelona in 1981 and received his Master in Architecture from Columbia University in New York (1985-86). From 1981-1988 he was a leading architect in the new Urban Design Department of the City of Barcelona whose Public Spaces were awarded the Harvard University Prince of Wales Prize in 1990. From 1989 to 1993 was Associate Director in the Institute of Urban Development and Olympic Games, Barcelona 1992. Andreu was director of Nord/Glòries Olympic area and developed urban design and landscape projects such as Plaça de les Glòries and Parc de l’Estació del Nord.
Since 1994 he has been professor of Design Studio at the E.T.S. d'Arquitectura de Barcelona. He has been visiting professor and lecturer in many academic institutions in Europe, America and Australia. Among them, Roma Tre, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, Landscape Institute London, Oslo School of Architecture, Calgary School of Architecture, University of British Columbia, College of Environmental Design University of California, UCLA school of arts and architecture, City of Melbourne.
In 1982 he started a joint professional practice in Barcelona with Carmen Fiol which has won awards in international and national competitions such as: Wagramerstrasse, Viena 2014; La Rose de Cherbourg, Paris 2013; IULA 2007 with the Parc Central de Nou Barris; Expo 2000, Hannover, 1996; Thames Barrier Park, London 1995; Premio Architécti 1994, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon; FAD Awards in 1999, 1989, 1987 and 1986 and 1st Prize ex-aequo in the competition for the Parc de la Villette in Paris 1982