Mauricio Rocha (Mexico City, 1965) Graduated in architecture from the Max Cetto Workshop of the Architecture Faculty, UNAM. Founded Taller Mauricio Rocha in 1991. Member of the National Academy of Architecture, Member of the National Art Academy and Life Jury of the Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship.
Throughout 30 years of professional practice, he has developed public and private projects, as well as museography, temporal architecture, art and ephemeral interventions. Mauricio works with the aim to develop contemporary architecture, sensitive to the context and to the environment, combining an adequate selection of local materials with technology available. The dignity and quality of the spaces is constant in all their projects, always looking for the perfect balance of budget, context, typology, and of course, the user.
He has received major awards, individually and with the firm, such as gold and silver medals in different National & Internationals Architectural Biennales alike the Latin American Architectural Biennale and Pan American Architectural Biennale ones. In 2013 the Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM gives him the Federico Mariscal Chair, the highest recognition of this house of studies for professional practice. He received the Emerging Voices recognition granted by the Architectural League of New York to 8 America architectural firms. In 2019, the Academy of Architecture of France awarded them the Médaille d´Or Palmarés for career path. Last year, he won the Brick Award for excellent brick architecture and its architects.
He has been invited as speakers in different cities of Latin America, North America, Europe, and Orient. His projects have been part of numerous exhibitions and architectural Biennales both national and international; some of his projects are part of the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.
Among their most representative projects is: School of Plastic Arts and San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center in Oaxaca, San Pablo Market and Public Buildings in Milpa Alta, Center for the blind and visually impaired in Iztapalapa, Library for blind and visually impaired people in Ciudadela, Criminal Courts for oral trials in Pátzcuaro-Michoacán, the Deans Building School of Commercial Banking and Cuatro Caminos Photo Museum in Mexico City, and the Community Development Center Los Chocolates in Morelos. In 2016, they worked for the exhibition “The Great Animal Orchestra” at the Cartier Foundation in Paris and the Pavilion for Hermès at the furniture fair in Milan.