Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walther graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) in 1977. After completing his studies, he pursued a career in architecture while also teaching at various universities.

His positions have included Associate Professor in the Construction Department ETSAM (between 1983 and 2004), Representative of Associate Professors in the Senate of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1995/6 & 2003/4), Visiting Professor at the European University of Madrid and he currently teaches construction at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He has acted as a judge and speaker at a large number of both national and international architecture events and conferences.

He has worked with architects Ignacio Vicens Hualde, César Ruiz-Larrea and Carlos Rubio Carvajal. As Rubio & Álvarez-Sala he built the SyV Tower in the former Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid; the residential tower in the ‘Isla Chamartín’; and the urban redevelopment alongside the Manzanares river in Madrid (in co-operation with Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta and West 8). All of these projects won prizes in architecture competitions.

His work has been selected for the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2004) and has won several awards, including: the COAVN Architecture Award (1999), the COAM Architecture Prize (1989), the City of Madrid Award New Homes (1992 and 1996), the City of Alcalá de Henares Architecture Prize (2003), the Omnibus Prize for Contemporary Architecture in Castilla-La Mancha (2006) and Distinction COAM to the Work of Architects (2009). In addition, his career has also been recognized in various publications and exhibitions.