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FGP Atelier

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"I Want to Build Lighter": Francisco Gonzalez Pulido of FGP Atelier

09:30 - 2 October, 2018
"I Want to Build Lighter": Francisco Gonzalez Pulido of FGP Atelier, Harmony. Image Courtesy of FGP Atelier
Harmony. Image Courtesy of FGP Atelier

After graduating from Tecnológico de Monterrey, a leading technical school in Mexico, Francisco Gonzalez Pulido worked on design-build projects for six years before leaving for the US where he earned his Master’s degree from Harvard’s GSD in 1999. The same year the architect started working with Helmut Jahn in Chicago where he stayed for 18 years – from intern to becoming the president of the company in 2012, at which point he renamed the firm into Jahn. By then he developed his own body of work there. Last year Gonzalez Pulido started FGP Atelier in his adopted home city.

Today the studio, counts a dozen of architects and is overseeing the design of a couple of high-rises in China, a baseball stadium in Mexico City, and university buildings in Monterrey, among other projects. The following interview was conducted at FGP Atelier in Chicago, during which the architect was explicit about transmitting his view: “Architecture is too rigid, too formal. It is time to break free…I want to build lighter. I want to build smarter.”

ART. Image Courtesy of FGP Atelier Tecnano. Image Courtesy of FGP Atelier DIABLOS. Image Courtesy of FGP Atelier Harmony. Image Courtesy of FGP Atelier + 41

Orchid Educational Pavilion / FGP Atelier

13:00 - 29 March, 2018
Orchid Educational Pavilion / FGP Atelier, Courtesy of FGP Atelier
Courtesy of FGP Atelier

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Lead Architect

    Fracisco Gonzalez Pulido
  • Structural Engineer

    Werner Sobek Engineers
  • Collaborator

    Mathias Schuler, Trans Solar
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017