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Alejandro Aptilon

Lecturer, Architecture
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Summary

Alejandro Aptilon (Mexico City, 1963) received his B. Arch. degree from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), and his M. Sc. in Architecture from Columbia University. As an architect and artist, he has been commissioned to design projects in Mexico, Israel and the United States, and has practices in Kansas City and Mexico City. In 1997 he was the recipient of the Young Creators National Award, granted by the National Endowment for Culture and Arts in Mexico, and from 1997 to 2000 he created and produced the series “Ciudades Invisibles” (Invisible Cities) for Mexican national public television Channel 22. Aptilon has been awarded several competition prizes, including first prize in the Jorge Vergara Cabrera international competition in Guadalajara, Mexico for his design of the Information Pavilion for a complex that was exhibited at the 2002 Venice Biennale.In 2005 the American Institute of Architects Gallery in New York presented Aptilon’s work in the exhibition “Mexico City Dialogues,” as a representative of emerging trends in Mexican architecture.Aptilon has lectured at multiple academic institutions such as the UNAM in Mexico City, Pratt institute in New York, and the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is a founder professor at the Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión in Mexico City, and he is an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design. Aptilon’s work has been published internationally by reviews such as Global Architecture and selected for compendia including 1000 X Architecture of the Americas (Braun, 2008). He has contributed to numerous publications, and he is co-author with Alfonso Pérez-Méndez of the book Las Casas del Pedregal 1947-1968 (Gustavo Gili, 2007).


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