Sunday, March 8, 2015

LiA Planning Meeting

Dear Latinos in Architecture,LiA Dallas will host the next planning meeting at ...


   Date: Wednesday March 18th.

   Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

   Address: 1717 Pacific Ave, Dallas 75201

 Events to plan will be From the Architect's Bookshelf book drive and Enlaces exhibition.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ENLACES 2014 Exhibition Opening Reception

We are very excited to invite you to our annual ENLACES Exhibition Opening reception. This is a great time to celebrate Latino Architects and Designers in the area.

DCFA | September 25, 2014 | 6-8PM

I hope you will be able to come have a good time with old friends and celebrate a few individuals that have done noteworthy work around Dallas.

Gloria Espino | David Munoz

Friday, April 25, 2014

Latinos in Architecture deliver architectural inspiration to high school youth…

Latinos in architecture had the opportunity to deliver donated books to one of our local high schools. Thanks to everyone that donated books.

Last week, I had the opportunity to be a part of an event that marks what Latinos in Architecture stands for. This event, From The Architects Bookshelf, promotes higher education in the field of construction, design and art. It is in LiA’s core values to promote the need for a higher education, and the importance of sharing with our community. During each of the volunteers’ introduction we were able to share where we were from, where we obtained our education, our career path and a recommendation that we thought would help them. Al Hernandez shared his passion for architecture, and also explained the roles that architects have as managers of the different disciplines like engineers, contractors, owners and users.

The school is always carefully selected keeping in mind that they have an architecture/design program in their curriculum, and then the instructor gathers a group of student. We delivered the books to Pinkston High School in west Dallas. The majority of the students that attend this high school are minorities.

Below is the group of volunteers (from left to right):

Karina Ramirez
Al Hernandez
Gloria Espino
David Munoz
Salud Sierra
Daniel Navarro Rangel

It was really rewarding to see the faces of exiting student opening books and understanding what architects do as designers. Thanks to our co-chair David Munoz and Gloria Espino for organizing the event.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

LiA Committee Meeting
March 19, 2014

Our 2 committee meeting is coming up next Wednesday, everyone is invited to join us. We would like to hear from you, and how you can make a positive impact with your participation on our upcoming events.

Check your emails next week, a formal agenda will be distributed.

I hope to see a lot of you in there.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Social Responsibility Opportunity
Independence Elementary School
Annual Career Day
May 9, 2014 
Need:                  Hispanic professionals to talk to the kids to inspire them to
                             purse a professional degree.
School fact:        School's population is about 70% Hispanic.
Program:            Morning session 8:15-10:30 a.m.
                             Afternoon session: 12:45-2:30 p.m.
                            15-30 minutes conversation with the kids | 4 - 6
Contact:              Susan Budilovsky-Robson |214.727.5168

After the event: If you want to make public you participation and
                              contribution on the LiA social media, send us a
                              synopsis and pictures.  
 LiA Contact:       David Muñoz |
                              Gloria Espino |


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Carlos Bedoya at The Magnolia Theatre on February 20, 2014

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet one of PRODUCTORA’s principal hosted by Dallas Architecture Forum.

Carlos Bedoya will be at The Magnolia Theatre, West Village on February 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for all of our members to see how diversity has helped the success of this firm.

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to offer a special admission rate for LIA members who are not Forum members-- $10 instead of the normal rate of $20. All you need to do is identify yourself as a LIA member during check-in the evening of the lecture (reception/check in from 6:15 pm to start of lecture) and then pay by cash or check to “Dallas Architecture Forum.”

Carlos Bedoya Ikeda, a native of Mexico City, studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and received his Masters in Architecture from the ETSAB in Barcelona. After practicing in the office of TEN Arquitectos and serving as a project manager at LCM, he and three other partners from Mexico, Argentina and Belgium founded the architectural firm PRODUCTORA in Mexico City. The name PRODUCTORA emerges from the conviction that the design process advances through a continuous production of material to be evaluated. The work of PRODUCTORA is characterized for a precise attention to geometry, a profound aesthetic ambition and a concern with timelessness in its materialization and programmatic solutions. The studio has produced a variety of residential, public, and corporate projects in Mexico and abroad, including Asia and South America. The firm’s work has been published and awarded nationally and internationally. The firm was recently honored as an international Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York City. In 2011 Productora founded LIGA, space for architecture and exhibitions in Mexico City to promote the exchange of ideas and investigations in contemporary Latin-American architecture.

PRODUCTORA currently is working on a variety of projects, both in Mexico and in other countries, ranging from single family dwellings to office or public buildings. The office has taught and lectured at national and international events. They presented their work at the 2nd architectural Biennale in Beijing and at the Venice Biennale in 2008. PRODUCTORA was one of the architecture studios chosen to build a villa for the Ordos100 Project in Inner Mongolia. They won the International Competition for the CAF Headquarters in Caracas (Venezuela) in collaboration with Lucio Muniain, and have been exhibited at the National Museum of Art in Beijing and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Bedoya serves on the editorial board of Domus Mexico and has developed an important teaching career, and he currently is a professor at TEC in Monterrey and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.