“My architecture has evolved through experience, work, and really coming to understand all the elements that influence the construction and perception of a building.”

Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Chairman of the Board

Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas was born in Mexico City in 1956 and studied at the Architecture Faculty of the Universidad Iberoamericana (1974-1979). He has made an enormous contribution to architectural development and style in Mexico, improving the environment and quality of life for users. His professional life, with over forty years of experience as an architect and developer, has been highly prolific, with approximately 190 projects designed, over nine million square meters constructed, and around 2.5 million square meters developed. His most representative projects include: Hotel Westin Regina L.C. (1993), Moliére Dos22 (1997), Antara Masterplan (2006-2018), the José María Escrivá church (2008), Andares Masterplan (2009-2017), Antea Lifestyle Center (2013), Toreo Parque Central (2014), Artesia (2014), Andamar Lifestyle Center (2014), Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen (2015), ARTZ Pedregal (2018), Solaz Los Cabos (2018) and 28 projects for the Teletón Foundation (1999-2016).

Sordo Madaleno has won acclaim and recognition, with countless honors both in Mexico and abroad, including: in 2019 the title of Emeritus Academician by the Mexican National Academy of Architecture. In 2018 the first place in the category “Residential for Future Projects” with the project Amelia Tulum at WAF (World Architecture Festival). The appointment as Honorary Fellow of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) in 2017 for his significant contribution to architecture and society. Also in 2017, The Legislative Assembly of Mexico City awarded him with the Medal for Merit in Arts and Sciences 2016, in the Architecture category. In 2016 he was awarded by the Real Estate Developers Association (ADI) for his outstanding career in Architecture. In 2015 he received the “Best of the Year” award from Interior Design magazine for the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen’s SPA as the best project of the year in the category. In 2013 the “Trayectorias” prize was granted by the Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de México (CAM-SAM). In 2010 Javier received the “Judges Special Award” by the Design and Health International Academy for the CRIT project in Tampico, the same project was also recognized as “best building” in the health category, at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2009 held in Barcelona. Also in 2009, he received the “Gold Award for Development and Design Excellence” granted by the ICSC in recognition of the innovative nature of the Andares project.

Javier is also a member of the Mexican School of Architects, member of the Mexican Society of Architects, member of the National Academy of Architecture, honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects, member of the Real Estate Developers Association (ADI), member of the Teletón Board, advisor for the Club de Industriales, advisor for the Intercontinental Hotels, advisor for Inditex Group, advisor for Centro University and advisor of major malls including: ARTZ Pedregal, Plaza Satélite, Plaza Universidad, Antara Fashion Hall, Centro Comercial Angelópolis, Antea Lifestyle Center and Andamar Lifestyle Center.