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Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos (TEN Arquitectos) brings over 25 years of experience in architecture and urban planning to the team. Originally founded in Mexico City in 1986, the firm reached international stature in 2001 when it opened its New York City office. Since then, TEN Arquitectos has grown to over … Read More
Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos (TEN Arquitectos) brings over 25 years of experience in architecture and urban planning to the team. Originally founded in Mexico City in 1986, the firm reached international stature in 2001 when it opened its New York City office. Since then, TEN Arquitectos has grown to over 80 members working on a diverse array of award winning and acclaimed architectural projects.
TEN Arquitectos is committed to using the most effective, appealing, and highest quality materials. The firm embraces a language of light materials, complex forms and daring techniques. LEED certified architects combine that focus with a keen understanding and practice of sustainable design. Read Less
Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA

Founded TEN Arquitectos
1986

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Born and raised in Mexico City, Enrique Norten began his formal study of architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City, where he earned his first professional degree in 1978. He obtained his Master’s degree in architecture from Cor… Read More
Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA

Founded TEN Arquitectos
1986

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Born and raised in Mexico City, Enrique Norten began his formal study of architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City, where he earned his first professional degree in 1978. He obtained his Master’s degree in architecture from Cornell University in 1980. Mr. Norten founded TEN Arquitectos [Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos] in 1986, where he currently serves as principal. As of 2001, he has opened another location in New York.

In 2011, Enrique Norten was recognized with the “International Award” by the Society of American Registered Architects [SARA], for his distinguished work in the institutional, academic and/or professional field. He was also named “Cultural Ambassador” by the Ministry of Tourism by the Federal Government for his personal and professional qualities, commitment, love and pride for Mexico. In 2010 He was recognized with the “Calli de cristal” Award by the Architects Association of Nuevo León for his extensive professional experience. In February 2008, he was presented with the “Excellence in Architecture and Design Award” by PODER - Boston Consulting Group Business Awards. In 2007 he obtained the “Legacy Award” by the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to American arts and culture. In 2005, he received the “Leonardo da Vinci” World Award of Arts by the World Cultural Council and was the first Mies van der Rohe Award recipient for Latin American Architecture in 1998.

Mr. Norten has lectured all over the world and has participated in numerous international juries and award committees such as that for the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City and the Holcim Foundation Awards for Sustainable Construction. He is a board member of the America´s Society and he was recently appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, the International Forum of Deutsche Bank, and served as a jury member for the Urban Age Award in 2010.

Enrique Norten currently holds the Miller Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. He has held the O´Neal Ford Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, the Lorch Professor of Architecture Chair at the University of Michigan and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University. He was Professor of Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (1980-1990) and has served as a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt






Institute, Sci-Arc, Rice University, Columbia University and as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale School of Architecture.

Current commissions include the West End Library and Fire Station, two mixed-use developments in Washington, DC; The Block 1 project, a mixed-use building in Miami, FL; a mixed-use building in Lomas de Chapultepec; the Design, Film and Television Center in Mexico City; a convention center in Oaxaca Mexico; a high performance sports center in Querétaro Mexico; Galerías Serdán, a shopping Mall in Puebla, MX; The Master Plan for Xochimilco’s Environmental Complex and the CIEAX [Center for Water Research and Education] in Mexico City; and a new vision for Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus in Piscataway, NJ.

The design for Rutger´s Business School in Livingston Campus at Piscataway, NJ is currently being constructed as well as Eurocenter, a mixed-use building in Mexico City; The Amparo Museum at Puebla, MX; the Acapulco’s City Hall in Acapulco, MX and the 1.3 million sf Mercedes House in New York, NY. Recently completed projects include Hotel Americano and One York Residential Building in New York City; The Chopo Museum in Mexico City; The National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity located in Irapuato, Guanajuato, MX; MUSEVI, an elevated Museum in Villahermosa, Tab. MX; and 580 Carroll Street Residential Building situated in Brooklyn, NY. Read Less
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