From left to right.
Fernando Pérez Vera – Nathan Carlson – Gilberto Jiménez – Marta Zopec – Rocío Varona – Nuno Pinto – Brian Slocum.
Luz Romero – Eugenia Juárez – Luis Ramírez Villaseca – Sandra Rougon – Natalia Cervantes – Isaac Zamora – Nahim Magos – Octavio Cabrera.
FERNANDO PÉREZ VERA
(n. 1976) studies architecture in the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Querétaro, where he obtains the national first place in the final career exam.
In 2000 he starts to study at the Architectural Association in london, obtaining the masters degree in Architecture and Urbanism (M.Arch.) in the Design Research Laboratory (DRL) in 2002 with the thesis “Urban Resort”. That same year he begins working at Zaha Hadid Architects collaborating in different projects and international contests , most notably the fast train station of Napoles (1st place and currently ongoing), the Buona Vista center of the singapore masterplan (built) and outstandingly in the Zorrozaurre Masterplan in Bilbao Spain from 2003 to 2005.
In 2006 he returns to Mexico to fund BUDIC, an architecture, urbanism and design bureu interested in promoting urban culture. Nowadays, BUDIC is conformed by a team of architects and makes projects on all scales and all sectors throughout the country.
Since 2012, Fernando Pérez Vera through BUDIC is the local partner of Zaha Hadid Architects developing a project of 220,000 m2 in Mexico.
In the scope of promoting real state, in 2008 he funds BUCD, a company specialized in conception, development, construction and promoting real state projects with high added value.
Since 2011, he is the organizer and director of the anual festival Morelia en Boca, a gastronomic and wine festival that is realized in the Historical Center of Morelia, Michoacan and that has become one of the most important events of its kind in the country, managing to promote traditional gastronomy of Michoacan through generation of dialog with the most advanced culinary expressions both nationwide and international through the presence of guest chefs and oenologists.
Fernando Pérez Vera’s labor both in architecture and gastronomy has been covered by renown publications nationwide and international. In 2013 he was recognized as a Leader of the Future by Líderes Mexicanos magazine.
With a variety of interests, including artistical instalations, infrastructure, architectural technology, urbanism and parameter design with more than twenty years of practice as an architect, Brian cofunded the collaborative office of design and architecture DIVERSE PROJECTS to encompass his activities both professional and academic / research. In his position as design director at the office of FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise in Mexico. Brian handled the design of various cultural and commercial projects, and also participated in various contests, RFQ and RFP. He also lead teams of up to a dozen architects and designers, and helped organize human resources and hiring of people for the office. As a Senior Associate of the office in New York, Ennead Architects, Brian was responsable of all the technical aspects and coordination of their projects, from organizing the design team and consultants up to production of executive projects. Brian obtained a masters degree in architecture in Columbia University (New York) and a bachelors in architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). At the Universidad Iberoamericana, he joined a talented team of professors in the department of architecture when he moved to Mexico City in 2012. In 2010, Brian participated in a studio and group exposition “Landscapes of Quarantine” in Storefront for Art and Architecture, where he presented “Context / Shift, a prosthetic piece installed in a door of the gallery designed by the architect Stephen Holl and the artist Vito Acconci. He is also a beneficiary of a scholarship (2008) for research of his project “ad hoc infrastructures” by the New York State Council on the Arts. Additionally he contributed to the book Pamphlet Architecture # 23: MOVE Sites of Trauma, (2002) by Johanna Saleh Dickson, and to “CLOG” magazine in 2014. He has presented his work at the Architecture Center of New York, as a representative of Ennead Architects, and in the Constructorio symposium in mexico City in 2012. In 2014, his photo collection on Instagram (@adhocism) was named one of the best ten feeds for architects to follow by the architecture website Architizer.
Diverse Projects NYC/MX, Principal.
FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), MX, Design Director, 2012-2014.
Ennead Architects, NYC, Senior Associate, 2004-2012.
Tsao & McKown Architects, NY, Projects Architect, 2003-2004.
Rafael Viñoly Architects, NY, Projects Architect, 2002-2003.
Bogdanow Partners Architects, NY Projects Architects, 1996-2002.
Koenen Associates, NY, Junior Architect, 1995-1996.
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York
Master of Architecture, May 1995
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, June 1991
State of New York cédula # 029736 / 2003.
LUIS RAMÍREZ VILLASECA
Studied architecture at Max Cetto of the Architecture Faculty at UNAM. After that he did some studies about Architecture Design of Landscapes and Architecture History of European Architecture in the postgraduate division in that same university,he also studied Digital Arts. In 2007 he started working in the Coordination of Special Projects at UNAM with noticeable participation in the project “Plan de Regeneración Urbana para Ciudad Universitaria”. In el 2008 he becomes a part of BUDIC’s workteam, and also funds TAE (Taller de Arquitectura Emergente) developing multiple projects of multidisciplinary character and from 2012 he becomes a partner of PMH (Procesos Metálicos en Herrería). In BUDIC he has become a Project Coordinator by participating in the design and development of most of the projects the office has produced.