BIO. Mexico City-based, Rodrigo Altamirano is a Mexican architect specialized in Architecture, Urban Design, & Territorial Development holding experience on different scale projects. Since 2012, he collaborated with diverse architecture firms in Mexico, the Netherlands, and the US.
From 2020, Rodrigo has been collaborating with an LA-based Development Enterprise designing high-end projects in the Baja Californian Peninsula such as a Farm-to-Table Restaurant, a Beach Club, a Grab n' Go Cafe, a Recording Studio, Residential Type Houses and Master Planning. Simultaneously, has been para working on variated projects, competitions, and seminars, independently and collectively. During 2022, he carried out his first project in Europe, the renovation of a domestic kitchen in Piacenza, Italy.
In 2016, he got an Architecture Degree with honorific mention in his thesis "Insurgents Roundabout" at the National Autonomous University of Mexico | UNAM |. Right after, he collaborated for Springall + Lira, becoming the design leader of Liverpool's CAT Morelia which won important recognition as the German Design Award 2017 and the Silver Medal on the IV Architecture Biennale CAM-SAM. Parallely during 2016, he designed and built some Management Offices for an industrial warehouse in Atizapan, Edo. de Mexico.
Pursuing his dream to work in Rotterdam, he flew to the Netherlands in 2017. He collaborated with the urban design office - Group A on medium-scale projects, mainly leading the winning competition team for the refurbishment of the Ferro Factory in the M4K District. Thus, he collaborated with ROAD Architecten in beautiful landscape-inserted projects. This experience inspired him much to furtherly dive his post-graduate studies into larger territorial scales.
Rodrigo joined the Master's Degree Program - Sustainable Architecture & Landscape Design in Politecnico di Milano, one of the tenth best-ranked architecture universities worldwide, getting outstanding scholarships by the Italian government, FIDERH and CONACYT-FUNED. In 2020, he graduated with 110 cum laude with his research thesis - ¨Malla 2043 - mutable living systems within the fragile landscape of Bacalar¨.