Profile: Manuel Cervantes Cespedes

Click for more images, Equestrian Project | photo by Rafael Gamo

Emerging Voices 2015
Manuel Cervantes Cespedes
Mexico City

Manuel Cervantes Cespedes founded Mexico City-based MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS in 2005. The firm identifies itself as, “part of a constellation of Mexican architects belonging to the same generation, late heirs to Mexican Modernism and an architectural tradition that can be traced back to the first pre-Hispanic settlements.” Recent projects include Finestre Villas, eight beach villas in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Equestrian Project, a Mexican country home; El Mirador, a single bedroom home in Mexico; and the transit terminal Azteca Multimodal Terminal (Mexipuerto) in Ciudad Azteca, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico. Current projects include the Transit Oriented Development Cuatro Caminos in Estado de Mexico; the Transit Oriented Development Chapultepec in Mexico City; urban housing in Mexico City; and several private residences.

MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS is the winner of several awards including first place in the architectural design category in the XIX Architecture Panamerican Biennial of Quito for the Equestrian Project; the Luis Barragán award in 2013 from El Colegio de Arquitectos de la Cuidad de Mexico; and the Medalla Anahuac in 2014. They are also the 2014 AR Emerging Architecture Award runner-up. Cervantes received his Architecture degree from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico.

To view Cervantes’ Emerging Voices lecture, click here.