Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños, Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica

Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños, CCA | Casa Moreno, Valle de Bravo, Mexico State, Mexico, 2012. Credit: Onnis Luque

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.

Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños, Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica won a 2019 award.

Bernardo Quinzaños Oria and Ignacio Urquiza Seoane founded Mexico City-based Centro de Colaboracion Arquitectonica (CCA) in 2008.

The firm has designed more than 200 projects to date. The partners write that they approach each project without preconceived ideas about form or function: “The design is a direct consequence of having mitigated all the needs of the program.”

Built work includes:

Quinzaños and Urquiza graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 2007 with degrees in architecture and urbanism.

Quinzaños, who currently serves as the firm’s managing director, has a background in visual art.

Urquiza studied photography in Paris and earned an MArch from Columbia University’s GSAPP. He served as CCA’s design director through 2018. He recently established his own practice, Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos.