Rodrigo seems to have worked at Santiago, probably with Álava, in 1521, and was consulted at Valladolid before becoming Master-Mason (1530) at Astorga Cathedral, where he probably built the nave. He then worked on the transepts at Salamanca from 1537, and then, or simultaneously, at the cloisters of Santiago. He also contributed at Plasencia and designed the chevet of Segovia Cathedral (from c.1560). At Salamanca he introduced Renaissance ideas, and at the façade of the College of San Ildefonso, Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid (1537–53), the style is entirely Renaissance, of the Plateresque type. He designed Monterey Palace (1539–41), the Monasterio de Bernardas de Jesús (from 1542), both in Salamanca, and the Church of La Magdalena, Valladolid (1566–72). He wrote Compendio de Arquitectura y Simetria in c. the 1560s, which exists in a distorted copy made by one Simon Garcia in 1681.
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