Photos show Mexico City architecture studios of Escobedo and Rojkind
CC Arquitectos Mexico City architecture studio

Photos show Mexico City architects' studios of Escobedo, Rojkind and more

Frida Escobedo, Michel Rojkind and Tatiana Bilbao are among the Mexico City-based architects who have opened their studios to photographer Marc Goodwin for his latest set of images.

Goodwin captured 19 architecture offices in the Mexican capital, as part of his series that also includes workplaces in Los Angeles, Paris and the Netherlands.

The Mexico City set comprises the practices some of many celebrated names in the profession today – a testament to Mexico's booming architecture scene.

These include Rojkind Arquitectos, led by Mexican architect Michel Rojkind; Productora; and the eponymous studios of Frida Escobedo, Tatiana Bilbao and Rozana Montiel – who are among the female architects finding success independently from men in the country.

The quantity of women architects acting as heads or co-founders of practices in Mexico City surprised Goodwin, who runs photography studio Archmospheres.

"In Mexico City I was impressed by a lot of things: the history, the beauty, the people, the architecture," he told Dezeen. "More specifically to this story though, was the question of gender diversity architecture."

A | 911, led by Saidee Springall and Jose Castillo; Ambrosi Etchegaray, established by Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray; Zeller & Moye, comprising Christoph Zeller and Ingrid Moye; and Gabriela Carrillo and Mauricio Rocha's studio are among those that provide examples of partnerships between men and women.

Another standout for the photographer was the effect of Mexico's deadly September 2017 earthquake – which caused major destruction across the Greater Mexico City area, and the states of Puebla and Morelos – had on the practices.

In the series, Enrique Norten's studio TEN Arquitectos is represented as a photo of a nail puncturing through a wall, as it is currently working on restoring its workplace following the event.

"In the aftermath of the 19 September 2017 earthquake in Mexico City, many buildings in the city are being reinforced, including ours in Colonia Condesa, one of the most affected areas," TEN Arquitectos told Goodwin.

"We are currently using half of our office, while the other half is under construction," the studio added. "We are very grateful to be alright, and we hope to open our completely remodelled office by the middle of this year."

Take a look inside all 19 Mexico City architecture studios below:


a 911 architecture studio

a | 911

In this space since: 2011
Number of employees: 43
Building's former use: office


Rojkind Arquitectos Mexico City architecture studio

Rojkind Arquitectos

In this space since: 2017
Number of employees: 17
Building's former use: mixed-use house


Productora Mexico City architecture studio

Productora

In this space since: March 2018
Number of employees: four partners, 11 employees
Building's former use: textile factory


Palma Mexico City architecture studio

Palma

In this space since: January 2018
Number of employees: four partners, 2 employees
Building's former use: apartment building


REC Arquitectura Mexico City architecture studio

REC Arquitectura

In this space since: 2017
Number of employees: 10-15
Building's former use: built by REC


Ambrosi Etchegaray Mexico City architecture studio

Ambrosi Etchegaray

In this space since: 2013
Number of employees: 15
Building’s former use: residential


Zeller and Moye Mexico City architecture studio

Zeller & Moye

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 8


Archetonic Mexico City architecture studio

Archetonic

In this space since: November 2016
Number of employees: 40
Building’s former use: single family home


JSA Mexico City architecture studio

Taller de Arquitectura Javier Sánchez (JSA)

In this space since: 2006
Number of employees: 50


Tatiana Bilbao Mexico City architecture studio

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

In this space since: September 2015
Number of employees: 50
Building's former use: offices


TEN Arquitectos Mexico City architecture studio

TEN Arquitectos

In this space since: 25 years
Number of employees: 40
Building's former use: residential


Frida Escobedo Mexico City architecture studio

Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura

In this space since: Since October 2018
Number of employees: 12
Building's former use: residential


Manuel Cervantes Estudio

Manuel Cervantes Estudio

In this space since: 2016
Number of employees: 20
Building's former use: new space


Archidifusion Mexico City architecture studio

Archdifusión

In this space since: 1 October 2018
Number of employees: 6
Building's former use: a Vecindad a model of collective housing


Comité de Proyectos Mexico City architecture studio

Comité de Proyectos

In this space since: 2.5 years
Number of employees: four
Building's former use: a Vecindad a model of collective housing


Modo Manera Mexico City architecture studio

Modo Manera

In this space since: April 2018
Employees: 4
Building's former use: a Vecindad a model of collective housing


Vieyra Arquitectos Mexico City architecture studio

Vieyra Arquitectos

In this space since: 2008
Number of employees: 12, Lorena Vieyra (Founder, General Director)
Building former use: house designed by Francisco Artigas


Rozana Montiel Mexico City architecture studio

Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

In this space since: 2017
Number of employees: 10
Building's former use: mixed use


Taller Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo Mexico City architecture studio

Taller Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

In this space since: 2000
Number of employees: 35
Building's former use: Mauricio's father studio and house