Conversation: Jose Castillo & Saidee Springall

Past Event

  • This event occured on
    Thursday, September 11, 2019

a|911 is an independent practice of architecture and urbanism founded by Saidee Springall and Jose Castillo based in Mexico City. Their work includes research, cultural, institutional, housing, mobility projects and urban design and planning work in various cities in Mexico and Central America. Their award-winning projects include the Spanish Cultural Center, the Elena Garro Cultural Center, the García Terres Library and the Ara Iztacalco housing project.

Saidee Springall holds a degree in architecture from Iberoamericana University in Mexico City as well as a master's in architecture from Harvard Universityʼs Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding a|911 Springall worked with Rafael Moneo in Madrid, Spain and with Sasaki and Associates in Watertown, MA. Springall is currently a fellow of the Mexican National Endowment for the Arts artists program with an ongoing research on ‘the forms of the city’ and the way urban and architectural legal codes and its exceptions shape it.

Jose Castillo holds a degree in architecture from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City as well as a master's and a doctor of design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Castillo has served as a juror on several competitions, including Bloomberg’s Philanthropies Mayor’s Challenge Latin America, the Global Schindler Award and most recently the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize. Castillo is a member of the advisory board of LSE Cities and Urban Age and a visiting professor at Harvard’s GSD.

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