Leading C17 Spanish architect. He designed the Church of the Royal Convent of the Encarnación, Madrid (1611–16), an important prototype for monastic churches in Spain and Latin America. He planned the Clerecía, or Jesuit College and Church (Seminario Conciliar), Salamanca (1616–1750), based on Il Gesù, Rome. Much influenced by the work of Juan de Herrera, he succeeded his uncle, Froncisco de Mora (d. 1611) as architect to the Escorial and as Court Architect. He worked on the development of the Plaza Mayor, Madrid (1617–19), designing the ground-level arcades and façades.
Norberg-Schulz (1986);W. Papworth (1852);van Vynckt (ed.) (1993)