Emerging Voices winner profile

Manuel Cervantes Cespedes / CC Arquitectos

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

Manuel Cervantes Cespedes of MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS is a 2015 winner of the award.

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.