Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture Series: Enrique Norten
Ten-Arquitectos develops research projects, design, architecture and infrastructure. The office’s projects include cultural centers, hotels, museums, residential and urban development, parks, public spaces and furnishings. Over more than two decades, the firm has resized public space, and adapted industrial or historical infrastructure as institutional and emblematic architectures with buildings that become topographies from everyday urban notions to emerging landscapes. Ten-Arquitectos works on projects with social, environmental, political and financial responsibility, a sustainable cycle where architecture becomes a sequence of places converging in the city. With over 50 built projects, Norten is recognized for his work on such buildings as the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus Livingston for Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Mercedes House in New York.
Enrique Norten holds the Miller professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Yale, UCLA, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, Parsons, Pratt Institute and Harvard universities. Norten received the Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture and he is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. Enrique received the Careers 2014 award by the College of Architects of Mexico City and the José Limón Contemporary Dance National Prize in New York. He also received the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence. Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at Iberoamericana University. He holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. In 1986, he founded Ten-Arquitectos in Mexico City and in 2000 opened a second office in New York City.