Escobedo Soliz

Escobedo Soliz and Gutierrez Arquitectos | Rural Primary School, Santa Isabel Cholula, Mexico, 2018. Credit: Rafael Gamo.

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.

Escobedo Soliz won a 2020 award.

Established in Mexico City in 2016, Escobedo Soliz was founded by former National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) classmates Lazbent Pavel Escobedo Amaral and Andrés Soliz Paz. 

According to the partners, their practice “is based on a continuous exploration of materials, structures and construction systems to find particular solutions for each situation.” With built projects ranging from ephemeral art installations to rural public schools, Escobedo Soliz aims to do more with less. 

Projects include:

Escobedo and Soliz received BArch degrees from UNAM, where they have both served as associate professors of architecture. 

Escobedo Soliz was the winner of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program in 2016. The firm exhibited its work at the Mexican Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.