“WHILE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SPACE AND ITS FUNCTIONALITY ARE DEFINED BY A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING FORM, LIGHT, COLOR AND STRUCTURE, THE WORK OF ARCHITECTURE SHALL HAVE ITS OWN IDENTITY.”
Rodrigo Flores RubioProject Leader | Architecture
Rodrigo Flores Rubio was born in Mexico City in 1988. He graduated as an architect from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, State of Mexico Campus, in 2012. He complemented his Architecture studies by attending specialized courses in Architectural Engineering during his international exchange at SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, South Korea in 2011. Rodrigo reinforced his project management capabilities with the Project Administration diploma at the Universidad Panamerica in collaboration with the PMI.
Based on the experience he has gained in his professional career at major Mexican architecture firms in the area of architectural design, he joined Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos in January 2014 as Project Manager. He has been involved in projects on different scales with strong conceptual bases, such as the Competition for the New Mexico City International Airport, the PA-MX pavilion, housing in Bayshore Miami, and the conceptualization of the Park Hyatt in Mexico City and the flagship store for Massimo Dutti on Presidente Masaryk Avenue.
His effective leadership, continuous drive for teamwork and high-quality, on-time results were key to recognizing Rodrigo as a new Project DIrector at Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos in 2016. In this position he has directed projects on different scales and with a range of architectural programs including residential, hotel and mixed-use developments as well as Masterplans. These projects include Punto Mar Residential Project in Acapulco, Torre Arbia in Bosques de Santa Fe, a Boutique Hotel in Tulum, the winning proposal for SOHL Masterplan in Monterrey.
Rodrigo has specialized in large-scale projects and master plans as well as hospitality projects including a new 160 Ha project in Riviera Maya, a residential Masterplan in Austin Texas, a new mixed-use complex in Bangkok, Thailand and a 150 key hotel at the Red Sea in Saudi.
He began his professional career with an internship at JSa Arquitectura, where he worked from 2011-2012, and prior to joining SMA held a position as Architect at Rojkind Arquitectos between 2012 and 2013.
His vision as an architect is to work with projects that seek a connection between the building and its socio-cultural, political, economic and physical context.