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Alvarez Garcia, Augusto H.

Thomas Kellner: 66#18 Mexico, Torre Latina (architect: Augusto H. Alvarez Garcia), 2006, C-Print, 45,5x105cm/17,9"x41,3", edition 12+3

Augusto H. Alvarez Garcia (1914 - 1995)

Augusto H. Alvarez was a Mexican architect, born 1914 in Yucatan. He was a pupil of the Architect Jose Villagran Garcia. Throughout his career he was a partner of the architects John Sordo Madaleno, Enrique Carral Icaza, Salvador Ortega and Ricardo Flores. He finished the Ecole Nationale de la UNAM architecture with a masters degree. Augustus H. Alvarez was also founder and first director of the school of architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

During his career produced a large number of buildings. His designs tend to use industrial materials. Among the architects who influenced his work stand out, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.

Important Buildings:


The former Mexico City International Airport,
The School of commerce and administration of the Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
The Banco del Valle de Mexico
La Torre Latinoamericana, Historic Center of Mexico City, Mexico City
Jaysour
The former headquarters of the Universidad Iberoamericana
The Building for the insurance company "provincial"
The Corporate IBM
The headquarters of the Archdiocese of Mexico
School and Commercial Banking, Av. Insurgentes and Av. Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City