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Fernando Romero
Fernando Romero
* Mexico City [Ciudad de México], Mexico, 1971
nationality: mexican
FR-EE Fernando Romero EnterprisE
Plaza Carso, Piso 14
Lago Zurich No. 245, Edificio Presa Falcón
Col. Ampliación Granada
Miguel Hidalgo
11520  Mexico City - Mexico
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511 West 25th St. 911
NY 10001  New York - United States
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Fernando Romero is one of today’s most relevant international architects and part of a new vanguard that is upending traditional approaches to design. Converging organic and systematic approaches, Fernando Romero’s projects address a wide range of public and private initiatives from community education to urban development. FR-EE’s projects translate contemporary moments of society and culture into built form, achieving ground-breaking results through extensive technological advancements, through research, and the implementation of green infrastructure.

The concept of translation embodies his understanding of architecture, using design to transform context, conditions and moments into buildings and places with structured identities. Ultimately, the goal of each project is to experience and render periods of societal, political and economic transformation into three-dimensional form.

A graduate of Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana, Romero worked in Paris under Jean Nouvel and in Rotterdam under Rem Koolhaas. In 1999, he served as the Project Leader responsible for the winning entry for Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal. Located on a Unesco Heritage Site, the iconic building has become recognized as a distinct international performing arts venue and a landmark for the city of Porto. Upon opening in 2005, The New York Times described the building as “one of the most important concert halls built in the last 100 years”.

Upon his return to Mexico in 2000, he founded FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE, setting about to remake and reimagine Mexico City's architectural fabric and opening a new chapter in Mexico's extraordinary legacy of architecture and design. In the course of a decade and half, he has won dozens of commissions throughout Mexico and Latin America, as well as the Middle East and Asia. In 2011 he opened FR-EE's New York of ce, and has since secured important commissions in New York, Miami, and Austin, Texas, and is branching out into product and industrial design.

The practice has several projects under construction, including a new convention center in Juarez, a performing arts center and concert hall in Sonora, several residential and commercial projects, as well as the New Mexico City International Airport (NAICM), for which FR-EE is co- designer with celebrated British architect Lord Norman Foster. The largest infrastructure project in Mexico's history, and at 470,000 square meters one of the largest airports in the world, its main terminal will span over 100 metres, three times that of a conventional airport—a monumental scale inspired by Mexican architecture and symbolism. Designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, it will use less energy than a typical city block and is the rst to be designed to LEED Platinum speci cations. An enthusiastic proponent of design education and cultural endeavors, Fernando Romero and FR-EE support a wide range of educational and cultural activities. Taking an active role in shaping and promoting long-term growth and development in México while preserving cultural heritage and awareness of the role of architecture, he founded Regeneration, a project restoring selected pieces of modernist Mexican architecture, and Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, the capital's designated space for the collection and exhibition of the country's design. His strong research background has lead to the publication of several volumes, notably "Translation" (Actar, 2005), "Hyperborder" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) "Simplexity" (Hatje-Cantz, 2010), and "You Are the Context" (Catalogue for 12-12-12 exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2012).

Fernando Romero served as the President of the Universidad Iberoamericana's Alumni Society, and has taught and lectured extensively, including as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York City.

He is a member of the Mexican Chamber of Architects (CAMSAM), and was honored by the American Institute of Architects in 2013 with an Honorary Fellowship for his exceptional work and signi cant contributions to architecture and society.
2016 - 2030
Border City
Mexico » Border City
2017 - 2030
Mexico » Mexico City [Ciudad de México]
2014 - 2020
Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México
Mexico » San Salvador Atenco
Mexico » Mexico City [Ciudad de México]
LAR / Fernando Romero, Simplexity, Hatje Cantz, 2010
Fernando Romero / LAR, Hyperborder. The Contemporary U.S.-Mexico Border and Its Future, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007
LAR / Fernando Romero, Translation, Actar, Barcelona 2005
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