Enrique Larrañaga was born in 1953 in Caracas. Larrañaga graduated from Simon Bolivar University in 1977 and since 1978 he has been a design professor at that same institution. Larrañaga has a Masters in Environmental Design from Yale University. He has been in independent practice since 1979. In 1983 LARRAÑAGA-OBADIAS, arquitectos & associates, C.A. was established.