Augusto H. Álvarez

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Augusto Harold Álvarez García
Born(1914-12-24)December 24, 1914
DiedNovember 29, 1995(1995-11-29) (aged 80)

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


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 the International style architecture of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.

He collaborated with notable Mexican Modernist architects including Juan Sordo Madaleno, Enrique Carral Icaza, and Salvador Ortega Flores.

Selected works[edit]

He participated in projects for:

See also[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.

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