Emerging Voices winner profile


at103 | Ave Fenix Fire Station, Mexico City, Mexico, 2006. Image courtesy at103

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

at103 won a 2009 award.

Julio Amezcua and Francisco Pardo founded the Mexico City-based practice at103 in 2001. Founded with the intention “to investigate and create new techniques for architecture in the contemporary city,” the practice pursues a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach. at103’s work explores “the relationship between … various spaces and their changeability over time rather than … the spaces themselves.”

Projects include the Ave Fenix Fire Station, Mexico City; Casa Romero, Queretaro, Mexico; Explanada, a studio and exhibition space in Mexico City; GM1607 Apartment Building, Mexico City; and at103 Villa in Ordos, China.

at103’s Fire Station received the Silver Medal at the X Mexican Biennale and was a selection at the 2008 International Architecture Awards. The firm was also recently named by Wallpaper as one of the world’s 50 hottest young architectural practices.

Julio Amezcua and Francisco Pardo both studied architecture at the Universidad Anahuac and received their MArch degrees at Columbia University. Amezcua is currently a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute. Pardo is a professor at Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.