Victor Legorreta | Legorreta Arquitectos

Víctor Legorreta

Biography

Partner, Managing and Design Director at LEGORRETA®

Studied Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City from 1986 to 1990. After practicing in firms like Leason Pomeroy & Associates in Irvine, USA; Martorell, Bohigas y Mackay in Barcelona and Fumihiko Maki in Japan, he joined Legorreta Arquitectos in 1991. 

Two years later he became a partner of Legorreta Arquitectos. And in 2001 he was a partner, general manager and design director of Legorreta + Legorreta (currently LEGORRETA®). He has lectured at Universities and Congresses both in the US and throughout Latin America and recently the Middle East. He has also been a member of various juries, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards.
 
In 2007, Victor is distinguished as an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2011 he was named a Full Member of the National Academy of Architecture, Valle de México Chapter and in 2012 he became President of the Interclub in Mexico of the International Academy of Architecture (IAA). In 2019 he was Honoured as Emerit Academic from Mexico’s National Architecture Academy. 
 
He was born in Mexico City on December 10, 1966.

EDUCATION

1986 – 1990
Degree in Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. 

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

1986
Summer intership with Leason Pomeroy & Associates, Irvine, Ca., USA.

1987
Summer intership with Martorell, Bohigas y Mackay. Barcelona, Spain.

1988
Summer intership with Fumihiko Maki in Japan.

1989-1991
Design and construction of a Housing Complex and several residential projects in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Collaborates in LEGORRETA Architects as Project Manager on projects such as The Bankers Club and the Papalote Children’s Museum, both in Mexico City.

1991 - 2000
Partner of LEGORRETA Arquitectos, then LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA, and now LEGORRETA®

2001 to date
Partner, Managing and Design Director at LEGORRETA®  

TEACHING
2002-2003

Projects Professor. Iberoamerican University. Mexico City.


2009 - 2012

Legorreta – Tagliabue Professorship. ITESM.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2019
  • Honoured as Emerit Academic from Mexico’s National Architecture Academy.
2018
  • “Trayectorias CDMX” Recognition by Mexico Design Magazine due to LEGORRETA ®’s experience.
2018
2013
  • Iberoamerican Award CIDI for Flagship Project of the Year 2013, Corporate Offices Category.
2012
  • Member Honorary Fellow of CIDI Consejo Iberoamericano de Diseñadores de Interiors.
  • Iberoamerican Award CIDI for Excellence in Career Development Architecture, Interior and Design.
  • CIDI Iberoamerican Award Architect of the Year as a Professional Mexico - International.
2012
2011
  • Named Full Member of the National Academy of Architecture, Chapter Valley of Mexico.
  • President of the Interclub Mexico for the International Architecture Academy (IAA).
2007
  • Distinguished as an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
2007
Jury
2020
• Member of the Reforma Entremuros Award, edition 2020.

2013
• Member of the Jury of the Ricardo Legorreta Urban Homage contest.
• Member of the Jury of the XXII CEMEX Works Award.
 
2008
• Member of the Jury of the AIA Valle de Santa Clara Chapter Design Awards.
 
2002
• Member of the Awards Jury of the AMDI (Mexican Association of Interior Design).
 
2000

• Member of the Jury of the American Institute of Architects, Orange County, California, USA.
 
1998
• Member of the Jury of the Awards of the American Institute of Architecture, Las Vegas, Nevada, E.U.A.