Augusto H. Álvarez

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Augusto Harold Álvarez García
Born (1914-12-24)December 24, 1914
Mérida, Yucatán
Died November 29, 1995(1995-11-29) (aged 80)
Mexico City
Nationality Mexican

Augusto Harold Álvarez García (b. Mérida, Yucatán, December 24, 1914 – d. Mexico City, November 29, 1995) was a Mexican architect.

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Torre Latinoamericana

Álvarez was student of José Villagrán García. He taught at the Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where the computer laboratory is named after him. He was founder of the school of architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and was its first director.

His design works were influenced by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. He also collaborated with notable architects like Juan Sordo Madaleno, Enrique Carral Icaza, Salvador Ortega Flores, and was planned respectively participated in projects of the Mexico City International Airport, of the Universidad Iberoamericana, the business and administration school of the UNAM, the bank of Valle de México, of IBM in Mexico City, the archbishop's residence, of the Escuela Bancaria y Comercial, of the Torre Latinoamericana and of the Torre Altus.

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References[edit]

  • Graciela de Garay: Augusto H. Álvarez. Historia Oral de la Ciudad de México: testimonios de sus arquitectos (1940-1990), Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, Mexico, 1994,
  • Lourdes Cruz González Franco: Augusto H. Álvarez. Vida y Obra, UNAM faculty of architecture, Mexico, 2004.