PROF. TEODORO GONZALEZ DE LEON

Teodoro González de León was born in Mexico City, on May 29, 1926. He studied in the Academia de San Carlos (1942-1947). He worked at the Le Corbusier’s studio in the “Unite d’Habitation Marseille” and the “Usine St. Dié”, France (1947-1948). He has been the recipient of numerous awards, both in Mexico and internationally.

Some of his works in collaboration:

With Abraham Zabludovsky: El Colegio de México; Rufino Tamayo Museum; National Auditórium (renovation). With Francisco Serrano: Hewlett Packard Offices; Mexican Embassies in Germany and Guatemala. With Francisco Serrano and Carlos Tejeda: Federal Court of Justice; and the Arcos Bosques Corporate Center. The Mexican-American Cultural Center, in Austin, Tx., with Casabella+del Campo & Maru.

Some of his individual works:

Fondo de Cultura Económica, Site Museum in Tajin; School of Music (National Center for the Arts); Mexican Gallery (British Museum). Reforma 222 Building Complex; University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC). Renovations: El Colegio Nacional, Folk Arts Museum; Cultural Center “Bella Epoca”. He is currently constructing the New Legislative Palace of the State of Guanajuato, and the Arteaga Campus of the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mex.

Main Distinctions:

  • Emeritus member of the Mexican Academy of Architecture, 1978.
  • Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 1983.
  • Academia de Artes (Mexico), 1984.
  • El Colegio Nacional (Mexico), 1989.
  • International Academy of Architecture, 1994.
  • Internacional Union of Architects;

Honors:

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2001.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru, 2006

Main Awards:

  • Nacional Prize of Sciences and Arts, Mexico, 1982.
  • Latin American Grand Prix, Biennial of Architecture in Buenos Aires, 1989.
  • Grand Prix, International Academy of Architecture, Biennials of Architecture, Sophia, Bulgary, 1989 and 1994.
  • Grand Prix, IInd International Biennial of Architecture of Brazil, 1994.
  • Grand Prix Gold Medal, Vth Biennial of Mexican Architecture, 1998.
  • Gold and Silver Medals, Miami Beach Biennial, 2001.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award, Vth Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial, Montevideo, 2006.

Gold Medal awarded by the International Union of Architects, XXIII UIA Congress, Torino, Italy, 2008.

Photo: Julius Shulman

Photo: Julius Shulman

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