AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY is an architecture office based in Mexico City, founded by Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray in 2011.
The firm’s work responds to the notion that buildings have the power and responsibility to provide experiences and shape the future of architectural knowledge.
Our projects illuminate the relationship between art and architecture and are designed as a direct response to human and social concerns in relation to their environment. The typology of housing has been a constant subject of study.
The firm is focused on rethinking themes of collective and urban growth as well as examining the true expression of lifestyle in a neighborhood and specific site.
Our work attempts to question the ideas of domesticity and austerity with ethical and aesthetic actions. In the process, structural solutions are interwoven with a study of materials.
Jorge Ambrosi, Gabriela Etchegaray.
Camila Andrea Ulloa, Carla de Maren Roussel, Elan Sandoval, Gonzalo León , Jonatan García ,Karina Caballero, Marcos Colin, Raúl Soria, Roisin Crawley, , Ana lady Chávez , Adriana García, Dulce María Hernández.
XII BIAU Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning
"Círculo Mexicano" is selected as a finalist in the "Works" category of the BIAU.
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
Ambrosi Etchegaray's "Guayacan Pavilion" and "Círculo Mexicano" projects are nominated for the "Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize" organized by the Illinois Institute of Technology. This award recognizes excellence in architectural works built in the Americas.
Factory of the City
Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray are invited by Julio Gaeta, director of the Fábrica de Ciudad project, to begin the series of Updating Seminars (Obra y Pensamiento Contemporáneo) in February 2021.
25 Pillars, Collaboration with the Government of Mexico City
Ambrosi | Etchegaray is selected among the most prominent architectural firms in the country to develop the project the design of one of the 25 new Points of Innovation, Freedom, Art, Education and Knowledge. The PILARES project is promoted by the head of government Claudia Sheinbaum.
Designing Mexico. Architecture: Necessity and Freedom | Mantua, Italy.
Exhibition of Mexican architecture with projects that were carried out in the last decade categorized by infrastructures, cultural centers, single-family houses, multi-family buildings, landscaping and social development projects that address the current needs of Mexican society from different scales but with a fairly similar discursive coherence.
Photo: Giuseppe Gradella
A Place: Murals of the Territory
A serene journey from the individual to the collective; towards the immersion of a self-conscious subject in the geographical and social collectivity. Exhibition held at the José Luis Benlliure Gallery of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, made up of the main pieces that were part of the Mexican Pavilion 'Echoes of a Land' at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2018.
Master Conference / Public Space: Plazas Cananea, Pan American Biennial of Architecture of Quito, BAQ 2018
Jorge Ambrosi presented a master lecture as part of the academic axis of the XXI edition of the Pan American Biennial of Quito. BAQ 2018 is oriented to the "identification, study and exhibition of works that could be considered complete, that is, that are based on theoretical-intellectual knowledge, reflect an awareness of the historical tradition of local or universal architecture, demonstrate sensitivity to the environment, and are involved with the social, cultural and environmental reality."
AUGUST 2018, 2019, 2021
Summer Advanced Design Studio, Columbia GSAPP
Gabriela Etchegaray and Jorge Ambrosi are part of the faculty panel in the Advanced Architectural Design program, in which they teach a seminar and studio as a discursive and practical laboratory. Through architectural representations, students question, dialogue and present architectural realities that address or unmask conditions that affect both ecologies and societies.
16th Venice International Architecture Exhibition, Mexico Pavilion "Echoes of a Land"
The curatorial proposal, by Gabriela Etchegaray, for the Mexican Pavilion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, seeks to make evident the topography, bathymetry, complexity, diversity and richness of the Mexican territory through the architectural endeavor by reading 21 contemporary architectural projects through abstractions and multimedia records seeking to "integrate the shared vision of emerging and experienced Mexican architects."
X Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism Exhibition: Displacements
Ambrosi | Etchegaray was part of the X BIAU exhibition that opened on October 2, 2017 at the Antiguo Convento de Santa María de los Reyes in Seville.
Architizer, Women who change architecture
Gabriela Etchegaray is part of the selection of 26 women who have changed architecture for the New Yorkino project; Architizer.
Scenarios of Transformation
Industria Palenque Milagrito was part of the projects selected for the exhibition "Escenarios de Transformación" at MUCA inside Ciudad Universitaria, which ran from November 8, 2016 to March 2017.
Renovation of outdoor spaces at Papalote Museo del Niño
The project contemplates an outdoor plant museography developed by Ambrosi | Etchegaray in collaboration with Entorno Taller de Paisaje and Taller ID. More than 20,000 plants were installed in the new Grupos Escolares and México Vivo gardens.
Within the framework of the Architecture and City Congress "Mextropoli", Ambrosi | Etchegaray participated together with AT103 and Productora in the exhibition [CON] SECUENCIAS.
Architecture in Mexico 1900-2010
Ambrosi | Etchegaray was part of the exhibition curated by Fernanda Canales and Alejandro Hernández, which covered 110 years of architecture in the country and emphasized its relationship with design, art and the city.
Latin American Architecture Biennial
Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray were invited as speakers at the Latin American Architecture Biennial (BAL) in Pamplona, Spain.
Jorge Ambrosi was selected to intervene in LIGA's space, with the project "Addition Subtraction".
Casa Wabi, Rizzoli Electa
Bosco Sodi - artist and founder of Casa Wabi Foundation - presents the book Casa Wabi with introduction by Martino Stierli and projects by Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Kengo Kuma, Gloria Cabral, Solano Benitez, Jorge Ambrosi, Gabriela Etchegaray and Alberto Kalach.
Una casa no es sólo una casa, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
A House Is Not Just a House incluye la conferencia de Tatiana Bilbao en Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, así como reflexiones de colegas arquitectas y académicas, incluidas Amale Andraos, Gabriela Etchegaray, Hilary Sample e Ivonne Santoyo Orozco.
Echoes of a Land, Venice Architecture Biennale Catalogue
Catalog of the Mexican Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2018. Curated and Museographed by Ambrosi | Etchegaray, photographs by LAKE VEREA.
Talks underground, Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM and Fuga Arquitectura
Project in which Gabriela Etchegaray participated along with Frida Escobedo, Andrea Soto and Gabriela Carrillo, transcription of the event -directed by and for students- where they sought to know and talk about life, perspective, and everyday life from the personal and architecture rather than their projects; the event breaks with descriptive presentations to deepen reflection and interaction in this case, between architects and students.
Radical, Editorial Arquine
Ambrosi | Etchegaray is part of the compilation of 50 Latin American offices made by Miquel Adriá and Andrea Griborio with the Industria Palenque Milagrito project.
Feria de las Culturas Amigas in Domus 026
Publication of the Project in the confetti section of the printed version of Domus magazine. Cover sketch by Jorge Ambrosi.
Contemporary Architecture of Mexico City
Compilation of projects built in Mexico City between 2005 and 2015 made from the exhibition "Contemporary Architecture of Mexico City" thanks to the support of the company Saint-Gobain and the Colegio de Arquitectos Mexicanos - Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos.
Publication of the book "Jorge Ambrosi", edited by Gabriela Etchegaray. With texts by Diego Ricalde, Xavier Monteys and Miquel Adriá.
National Academy of Architecture
Awarded to Jorge Ambrosi as an outstanding architect at the national and international level, for his outstanding professional performance.
Vivero Guayacán, Winner XI BIAU Paraguay
Vivero Guayacán, a project designed by invitation to be part of Casa Wabi, was awarded at the XI International Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, held in Asunción, Paraguay.
Volta House, Shortlist AR House Awards
Ambrosi | Etchegaray was selected among the 15 finalists in the AR House Awards, organized by the international magazine The Architectural Review, which recognize originality and excellence in housing design.
Echoes of a Land, Silver Medal in Museography
Mexico's Pavilion for the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, was awarded the silver medal at the XV National and International Biennial of Mexican Architecture within the category "Museography", organized by the Federation of Colleges of Architects of the Mexican Republic (FCARM).
Pan American Biennial of Quito 2016
Patio Fresnos is winner in the BAQ 2016 within the category of Urban Design and Landscape.
Two projects of Ambrosi Etchegaray, X BIAU
Two projects of Ambrosi | Etchegaray awarded at the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2016 held in Sao Paulo in October.
Research on materials and their meanings as language and structure in architecture. Sistema Nacional Creadores de Arte, recognizes Jorge Ambrosi as a fellow in the 2016-2019 generation.
Women in Architecture
At Claridge's, London, the Women in Architecture, The Architectural Review and Architects' Journal awards were announced, with Jeanne Gang as Architect of the Year and Gabriela Etchegaray, recipient of the 2016 Moira Gemill Emerging Architecture Award, as winners.
Friendly Cultures Fair 2016
By unanimous vote, Ambrosi | Etchegaray was selected as the winning firm to carry out the project that hosted the Feria de las Culturas Amigas in 2016.
Ambrosi | Etchegaray is recognized with the Emerging Voices 2015 award given by "The Architectural League of New York".
Papalote Children's Museum Iztapalapa
Ambrosi | Etchegaray, in collaboration with Estudio MMX, were finalists in the Open Competition for the Papalote Museo del Niño Iztapalapa.
Ambrosi Etchegaray at the IX BIAU
AR Building is selected to represent Mexico at the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2014 in Rosario, Argentina.
Gabriela Etchegaray obtains the Jóvenes Creadores grant for the 2014-2015 generation.
Jorge Ambrosi obtains the Jóvenes Creadores grant for the 2011-2012 generation.