I am an architect and architectural historian. My research focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary Mexican architecture with a specific interest in the confrontation of traditional and modern modes of construction, the circulation of ideas among American countries, and the historiography of Mexican architecture. Other areas of interest include the transformation of vernacular heritage and historic preservation. The book La Arquitectura Mexicana desde Afuera explores the way the idea of Mexican architecture as the embodiment of tradition was promoted in the foreign press and through the imagery of tourism as well as in the architecture of ex-pats in Mexico. My current work explores the architecture (schools, hospitals, cultural institutions) promoted by President Lázaro Cárdenas in the 1930s in Michoacán.


Ph.D. Architecture / UNAM, Mexico City

Restoration of Historic Monuments / Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

Professional Architecture Degree / Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo


Recent books:

Richard Neutra en América Latina (Arquitónica, 2018)

La Arquitectura Mexicana desde Afuera (Porrúa, 2017)


Blog Posts


    Current Project:

    Lázaro Cárdenas and a proposal for regional architecture. 1928-1940.






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