PRODUCTORA is a Mexico City based architectural studio founded by Abel Perles (1972, Argentina), Carlos Bedoya (1973, Mexico), Victor Jaime (1978, Mexico) and Wonne Ickx (1974, Belgium). PRODUCTORA´s work is distinguished by an interest in precise geometries, the production of clearly legible projects with limited gestures and the search for timeless buildings in their material and spatial resolutions.

 

The office is working on projects in Mexico and abroad, ranging from residential projects to public buildings. Its work has been presented in the Architectural Biennials of Beijing (2006), Venice (2008, 2012, 2018) and Chicago (2015, 2017), in the National Art Museum of China (Beijing) and in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (UK). PRODUCTORA has been awarded by the Architectural League of New York with the Young Architects Forum (2007) and the Emerging Voices (2013). In 2016 they received the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for emerging architects for the ‘Pavilion on the Zocalo’ at the IIT in Chicago. The Teopanzolco Cultural Center, received the American Architecture Prize in Cultural Architecture (2017), Oscar Niemeyer Award 2018, and the First International Prize at the Biennial of Architecture of Quito 2018.

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That same project also recently received the Simon Architecture Prize 2018 Living Places in Barcelona, a recognition curated in collaboration with the Fundacio Mies van de Rohe that celebrates collective places in which public and community life develops. Amongst the many publications of the office, their first monograph by Arquine (2010) and the Monograph by Architecture Magazine 2G (2014) stand out.

PRODUCTORA has been actively involved in teaching both in local Universities such as the Universidad Iberoamericana, Centro de Diseño, TEC de Monterrey and Universidad La Salle in Mexico City as well as abroad. The partners of PRODUCTORA have been teaching studios at UCLA (Los Angeles), IIT (Chicago), Harvard GSD (Cambridge), Princeton University (NJ), Bard College (NY), and Columbia GSAPP (NY).

In 2011 PRODUCTORA founded, alongside curator and art critic Ruth Estevez, LIGA - Space for Architecture - Mexico City, a platform that promotes emerging Latin-American architecture through exhibitions, conferences and workshops.

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Partners
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Carlos Bedoya
Born in Mexico, 1973

Studies:
Architect, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 1998
M.Arch., ETSAB, Barcelona, 2000

Teaching:
Tec de Monterrey, México City, 2007–2009
Universidad Ibero-Americana, México City, 2010 – 2012
Texas A&M, workshop, USA, 2011
College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester, 2016
College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester, 2018
Bard College – workshop, NY, USA, 2022
Universidad Ibero-Americana, México City, 2021 – ongoing

Other:
Part of the editorial board of DOMUS-Mexico, since 2012

 

Abel Perles
Born in Argentina, 1972

Studies:
Architect, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina, 1999

Teaching:
College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester, 2016
College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester, 2018
Centro de Diseño, Design Workshop at the Housing Maters degree, México City, 2019-2022

Victor Jaime
Born in Mexico, 1978

Studies:
Architect, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 2001

Teaching:
Centro de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico, 2006 – 2009
College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester 2016
College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester 2018

 

Wonne Ickx
Born in Belgium, 1974

Studies:
Civil Engenieer - Architect, University of  Ghent, Ghent, 1993–1998
MA in Urbanism and Development, University of  Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, 1998 – 2001

Teaching:
Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam, Urbanism (docent), 2002–2005
Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, 2006
Centro de Diseño, Mexico City, 2006–2009
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 2009 – 2011
Texas A&M, workshop, USA, 2011
UCLA – AUD(Architecture and Urban Design), Los Angeles, USA, Advanced and Core studios, 2012-2018
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) – College of Architecture, Chicago, IL, USA, Fall Semester 2016
Harvard University – GSD (Graduate School of Design), Cambridge, USA, Spring Semester 2017
Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, Cullinan Visiting Professor, Spring Semester, 2020
Princeton  University – School of Architecture, Princeton (NJ), USA, Visiting Professor, Spring Semester, 2020
Columbia  University – GSAPP, New York, USA, Adjunct Associate Professor,  2021 – ongoing

Other:
Member of the editorial board of Arquine Magazine, Mexico City, Since 2010
Member of the Board of Directors of the Architectural League of New York, Since 2021
International Associate AIA (American Institute of Architects), Since 2020

Collaborators

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CURRENTLY:
Lorelei Arenas (Office Manager), Diego Velázquez, Natalia Badia, Fidel Fernández, Nicolas Fueyo, Sofia Valdovinos, Erik Castañeda, Pablo Manjarrez, Omar Ocampo, Rubén Flores, Valentina Sánchez, Constanza Candia, Marta del Olmo, Luis Mendoza, Osmar Montalvo, Alejandro Alegría, Jaqueline Loobato, Daniel Domínguez, Carla Romano, Alejandro Barrera

PREVIOUSLY:
Arturo Mata, Yael Saadia, Nicolas Fueyo, Ruy Berumen, Patricia Gutierrez, Lucrecia Sodo, Ana Reed, Frida Mouchlian, Karin Schott, Diana Jiménez, Diana Monrroy, Andrés Millán, Christine Rohrbacher, Sara Morales, Claudio Morales, Alejandro Ordoñez, Alexandre Makhoul, Isabel Fitzpatrick-Meyers, Georgette Guzmán, Angelique Firmalino, Marco Cobos, Alessandro Scarfiello, Catalina Lombardo, Antonio Zarco, Tessa Watson, Emiliano Rode, Kelsey Cohen, Diana Franco, Spencer Fried,  Peter Boldt, Daniela Díaz, Alejandra Osorio, Juan Benavides, Natalia Echeverri, Manuella Leboreiro, Diogo Pereira da Silva, Alonso Sánchez, Mariana Toro, Angela Cho, Santiago Sánchez, Josué Palma, Gerardo Aguilar, Oswaldo Delgadillo,Juan Pablo Pérez, Laura Stoll, Margherita Vegro, Jesús Minor, Eustacio García, Juan Luis Rivera, Antonio Espinoza, Pamela Martínez, Rosalía Yuste, Gerardo Galicia, Cecilia Ceballos, Daniela Dusa, Iván Villegas, Jorge Fernández, Paul Christian, Hong Bae Yang, Andrés Rivadeneyra, Alejandra de la Mora, Mariana Valdez, Guillermina Ceci, Uriel Piña, Abraham Berumen, Marissa Nava, Diego Escamilla, Octavio Juarez, Laura Rodríguez, Sacnicté Ortíz, Andres Rozada, Félix Guillén Hau, Amaury Senties, Rocío Carvajo, Jorge Zuart, Luis Gómez, David Ortega, Fernando Sánchez, Jorge Cárdenas, Eduardo Ahumado, Samuel Sandoval, Yuri Rodriguez , Valeria Marini, Paulina Santoyo, Thorsten Englert, Ross Adams, Alberto Odériz, Marek Prikryl, Segismundo Engelking, Luis Martínez, Lena Rasmussen, Arais Reyes, Alejandra Canedo, Roger Desdier, Eduardo Palomino, Alfonso Edén Gutiérrez, Karel Vancura, Diana Léon, Per Carlsen, Arturo Alvarez, Mariana Ruíz, Oscar Trejo, Begoña Prada, Ximena Maza and Rebeca Laham.