1 MEXICO ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM, MAP ARCHITECTURE OF URBAN DENSITIES, ACCUMULATION AND PUBLIC SPACE
2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Background... 3 General objectives & goals... 4 Location... 6 Staff Invited Participants... Error! Marcador no definido. Proposals for the 2014 academic session Program costs for the 2014 academic session Appendix A... Error! Marcador no definido.
3 The Mexico Architecture Program offers academic programs in Mexico to local and foreign architecture schools with the support of the Educación Continua. MAP develops design research studios for Mexican, US, and Canadian schools, providing orientation, experienced instructors and other services such as classrooms and studio space. Educación Continua is the area of in charge of the development of graduate programs. The Mexico Architecture Program is a space to develop and share academic and research experiences. It is aimed for North American and European institutions with courses that provide the mechanism for doing research and studying key issues affecting the future of the built environment in highly populated territories, through the study of Mexico City s highly dense, diverse, and complex scenarios; exploring social, technological, economic, environmental, and political domains. We are building a net with foreign and local universities to jointly develop architecture research projects. This network include partners from other countries, as we are especially interested in focusing on local and global points of view. We are also interested in designing the future of a professional environment in a global context, creating mechanisms to share tasks and to work in distance through digital systems in a worldwide team. Background The Mexican Architecture Program Center for Architecture and Urban Studies is based on the experience started in 2001 with the Fundacio Politecnica de Catalunya-BAC in Barcelona in association with Clemson University, Texas A&M, the University of Texas San Antonio in USA; the University of Montreal in Canada; ITESM and UIA in Mexico. The Director, Juan Carlos Sánchez Tappan, as Faculty of the BAC, organized and taught Term Abroad Programs from 2001 to 2009 academic sessions in Barcelona. During three months, their students had the opportunity to gain academic credits for their curricula. With the University of Calgary EVDS Barcelona Autum term-abroad program and Carleton University term abroad program in Barcelona, where Juan Carlos Sánchez Tappan was regular studio course instructor and lecturer.
4 During summer of 2001, the Program Director worked on an academic agreement between Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and Fundacio Politecnica de Catalunya (FPC). In 2010, between (UIA) and Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Oriente (ITESO) and ELISAVA. In 2011, between UIA and FPC/ Metropolis. He has been Co-director of Visiting Universities Mexico summer-winter term abroad programs in Barcelona with Institute of Advanced Architecture Catalunya in association with UIA/ ITESM Queretaro/ UDLAP and Fundacio Enric Miralles since 2013; with ELISAVA in 2011 and 2012 in association with UIA/ITESO/Anáhuac Norte and ITESM Querétaro. For the last 14 years, our Program Director has been directly involved in conducting and collaborating in undergraduate and postgraduate programs with prestige institutions, universities, and clusters in Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, UK, and Taiwan with ample experience in rethinking agendas, designing syllabi, leading seminars and studio programs. Objectives or goals Develop an international synergy between students from different parts of the world in an interdisciplinary architecture environment, using Mexico City as a platform and bridge between North America and Latin America. Establish different collaborations between Mexico City s public and private academic and non-academic institutions and foreign ones in order to promote common future projects within the frame of architecture teaching and research as well as enhance students and faculty international mobility. Promote graduate research programs amongst universities from different countries. Establish international standards for the architecture teaching in order to recognize a unique credit system and to facilitate the sharing of experiences abroad to all the academic members. Generate experiences that tend to systemize the non-traditional architecture teaching methods, especially non-presence ones, thinking in a future On line Campus and a Digital Research Network to teach and research architecture and urbanism through the Internet.
5 Why Mexico? Mexico is back in the international scene and its economy has become an emerging market in Latin-America. After last year s Presidential elections, the current political period is paved for the next six years, and Mexico offers an exotic, robust, and vibrant promising study-abroad destination because of its geographical and cultural proximity to the United States. Why Mexico City? Since Miguel A. Mancera took office as Mexico Cityʼs Mayor, the political metropolitan agenda has continued to be clear and successful as it had been during the last six years. It continuous to have strong and positive impact upon the transformation, renewal, and recovery of critical areas of the city, landscapes, public spaces, housing, public transportation, and an urban and architectural sustainable policy led by SEDUVI, Housing and Urban development bureau. It is very likely that this policy will go on since most Mexican institutions are staffed with the same personnel, who are pursuing the same goals. As the result of a central government, combined with a healthy economy, public and private housing investments, transportation, public spaces, security, and the ongoing recovery of problematic areas in the city, Mexico City has become the safest city in the country. Additionally, there is a growing tendency, amongst different disciplines, that define Mexico City as the Epicenter of North Latin America. Mexico City, an ideal laboratory. Its density, population, diversity and complexity make of Mexico City, D.F. an ideal laboratory for other North American cities that will increase its population significantly in the following years. We are convinced Mexico City is the best option to educate and train students to be socially responsible citizens, who will practice and fit well in a global world. Practice will be highly interdisciplinary, teams will be assembled for specific projects, and design will not be limited to the scale of buildings.
6 Links to external Research and Collaboration With the support of local authorities, researchers, and non-core collaborators. Fideicomiso del Centro Histórico, Autoridad del Centro Histórico, Autoridad del Espacio Público, Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda, Secretaría de Turismo Gobierno del Distrito Federal, As a vehicle to then effectively communicate this research to a wider audience, a crucial part of the output is the public dissemination of the work via: Arquine, Piso,
7 MexicoArchitecture Program Location Historic Downtown. The transformation of the Historical Center during the last decade has greatly favored an interchange of culture, disciplines, and activities and it is very well connected to the rest of the city. Our director has a good relationship with contacts at Autoridad del Espacio Público (public spaces authorities) and Fideicomiso del Centro Histórico (Historical Center Trust) and therefore, we have our disposal convenient rental spaces with reasonable prices. The historic downtown offers a great deal of facilities for visitors, students, and professionals. Rep. de Brasil 74 2do. Piso. Col. Centro Del. Cuahutemoc. Ciudad de México, D.F. C.P
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11 MexicoArchitecture Program Dirección de Educación Continua,, Mexico (IBERO) is one of the country s private leading academic and research institutions. It offers students a unique educational experience through its community of faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicated to real-world learning. Established 70 years ago, (IBERO) is the oldest Jesuit university. The Dirección de Educación Continua (DEC) provides for continuing education within the university. Its mission is to design and deliver sustainable education programs with academic excellence, which develop the integral formation of persons in the field of human and professional, to respond to the current needs of the society and its environment. It aims to be the leader in continuing education in Mexico with international recognition, forming fully competitive and competent people globally, with a focus on the well-being of society. It promotes intellectual honesty, the search for truth, the promotion of interdisciplinary dialogue and, above all, the integral formation of those who learn or teach in their classrooms. The management of continuing education is highly committed to the professional and personal development of all students, offering various possibilities for updating and learning according to the needs of each individual. Dirección de Educación Continua (IBERO) Contribution (Latin America Research) Core activities: Strategic framing, theory based analysis and research, Latin American expertise, liaison with public and private sector, access to IBERO network, coordination Latin American Research Lab. Research and Collaboration: Juan Carlos Sánchez Tappan: Coordinator and liaison for Latin American geography, principal researcher, supported by local researchers and non-core collaborator
12 Staff Sánchez Tappan, Juan Carlos (Director MAP) Profesor Sta. Fe, México. Co-Director of Visiting Universities Mexico IAAC Summer School De Villafranca, Luis (Subdirector Académico de Educación Continua) Mirna Arzate Cienfuegos (Coordinator) Claudio Resendiz (Promotion) Faculty Sánchez Tappan, Juan Carlos de México, D.F. M.Arch. Architectural Association, London PhD candidate. UPC, ETSAB, Barcelona Villareal, César de México, D.F. M.Arch. Architectural Association, London Vallin, Claudia MA. in Landscape Architecture, Greenwich University, London Resendiz, Claudio University of Texas in San Antonio, UTSA De la Mora, Dafne MA in interior architecture, UPC/FPC, Barcelona.
13 Visiting Faculty Bernardo Gómez Pimienta Director of the school of architecture, U. Anáhuac Norte. Beata Nowicka Director of the school of architecture of interiors, CENTRO Rondrigo Pantoja Calderón Director of the school of architecture of ITESM Querétaro Julio Gaeta Coordinator of the Master of Projects for Urban Development Guest reviewers and lecturers Colonnier, Jean Michel Waterloo University, Ontario Principal al Colonnier Architects De la Mora, Carlos. (SCI-Arc) Los Angeles. Principal at AECOM, México Avila Gaytán, Salvador Instituto Politécnico Nacional Gómez Chinchón, Carlos ETSAM, Madrid, Spain. Peter Petersen PA Energy Specialists
14 Visiting Firms Rodkin arquitectos AECOM, México Colinas de Buen Colonnier Associates LAMELA-LAMARQ SOFAR PA Energy Specialists Visiting Institutions Autoridad del Espacio Público SEDUVI FONATUR Autoridad del Centro Histórico Fideicomiso del Centro Histórico CONACULTA INFONAVIT External Advisors ARUP London, Carolyn Sohpie FUNDACION METROPOLI, Dr. Alfonso Vergara
15 CV s Faculty Juan Carlos Sánchez Tappan Juan Carlos is a Mexican/Spanish architect, writer and educator based in Mexico City, Partner Director of the Mexico-Barcelona practice Studio of Architecture and Research, SOFAR. He holds a professional Bachelor in Arch. degree from the (UIA) in Mexico City, a post-professional M.Arch. from the Architectural Association (AADRL) in London, and research sufficiency from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. He is PhD candidate at the Escola Tecnica Superior de Catalunya (ETSAB). As Professor, Instructor, Critic, and Lecturer, he has been directly involved in directing and collaborating in undergraduate and postgraduate programs with prestige institutions, universities and clusters in Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, UK and Taiwan. He is co-director of Visiting Universities Mexico-Barcelona Summer School program with Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). He taught in the Metropolis-FPC/CCCB, Postgraduate Program in Architecture and Urban Culture Metropolis. FPC-BAC in association with Clemson University, Texas A&M, the University of Texas San Antonio in USA; the U. of Montreal in Canada; ITESM and UIA in Mexico. Carleton University term abroad program in Barcelona and Calgary EVDS Barcelona Autum term-abroad program, Elisava Escola Superior de Disenny at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF); UPC, ETSAB and Escola Superior de Arquitectura (ESARQ) at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona. He is studio professor at and Co-director of the Mexican Architecture Program in association with prestige institutions in Mexico, USA, Canada. He has been guest critic in many programs and institutions and visiting lecturer at Tung Hai University, Taipei and London Metropolitan University. He has worked in the architectural offices of Isaac Broid (México, D.F.), S.O.M. (London), BCQ (Barcelona) among others. His writings and designs have been published in Architectural Design magazine, in Corporate Fields (2005), AAXAADRL documents, Taschen, Art4D, AAFiles, ACTAR among others. His work has been exhibited at the AA. He is a member of the group Urban Flashes. Luis de Villafranca Andrade Luis is Deputy Director of Continuing Education at the University Iberoamericana. He has a Master in Architecture from Harvard University, specialized in Real Estate Development and Computer Aided Design. He worked at IBERO between as a professor, served as coordinator of the Bachelor of Architecture and became responsible for Liaison and Academic Excellence, Department of Architecture. Luis was awarded the Medal University Merit for his academic career at the in Luis worked as Director of Archi- tectural Digest Magazine and was Director of the College of Architects of Mexico. He participated in numerous international symposiums and has been active at various universities including Harvard University, Cambridge, Berkeley, San Francisco, California College of Arts, San Francisco, University of the Andes, Colombia, Universidad Javeriana, Guatemala.
16 César Villarreal González César (b. 1968) is an architect based in Mexico City with studies in Mexico and the United Kingdom with a solid background in both the academic and professional practice fields. He studied architecture at the in Mexico City and he is an alumnus of the Architectural Association in London where he pursued both postgraduate and doctoral programmes. He is experienced in directing and developing architectural projects from their conceptual phase up to construction documentation. The areas of his expertise are architectural design, interior design, retail design, furniture design and building restoration. He has gained a diversified perspective of the architectural profession from having been a member of very different architectural practices, ranging from small design studios to global corporate architectural offices. He is currently the leader of an ambitious programme on retail innovation for one of the leading department stores in Mexico. Claudia Vallin Hernández Claudia (b. 1968) is an architect and landscape architect based in Mexico City with studies in Mexico and the United Kingdom. She studied architecture and building restoration at the in Mexico City. She is also an alumnus of Greenwich University in London where she earned a postgraduate degree in Landscape Architecture. She is experienced in directing and leading architectural teams, at the office and on-site, on building restoration and landscape architecture projects, which are both her area of expertise. She is currently the director of her on practice which also deals with corporate interiors and private homes design and construction. Claudio Arturo Resendiz Ramírez, Claudio is partner of architectural and construction firm Hecox S.A. de C.V., holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from UTSA, University of Texas at San Antonio. He attended the Study Abroad Program in Barcelona, Spain. As project manager at Hecox, Claudio has worked in an architecture studio that develops all areas of architecture from restoration, renovation, interior design, construction and planning. Growing conscious of what is happening to design, sustainability, construction systems, planning and the development of architecture worldwide, not only as a science, but also as an art, as part of its context and also part of an ecosystem. Currently they are working on the 3G project for Nextel Mexico among others. Claudio has been guest critic at Universidad del Valle de Mexico and guest speaker Universidad Anahuac. He has collaborated in various occasions with SOFAR, for the design restoration to Manzanares 25, Mexico City, the design restoration to Las Tinajas building, Mexico City, European 10 design competition. Reus, Catalunya, Spain.
17 Guest reviewers and lecturers Jean Michel Colonnier Jean Michel (Canada) is principal at Colonnier Asociados, corporate and commercial practice. He holds a professional Bachelor in Arch. degree from Waterloo University. He worked from 1989 to 1994 with the recognized firms Lemoyne Lapointe Magne y Saucier + Perrotte. On 1994 he moved to Mexico City, where he works for Vicente Etchegaray y Enrique Norten. On 1996 he joins HOK as Director of the Mexico office. Carlos Gómez Chinchón Carlos (Madrid, 1967) is principal at estudio LAMELA and lamarquitecots. Involved in small, medium and big scale projects in Londres, Frankfort, Brussels, Shangai, Dubai and Mexico. Architect from E.T.S.A.M. Madrid Specialized in: Building.Grant in Darmstadt (Germany) with Erasmus Program. He has been at TEC de Monterrey (ITESM) and NOVA Architecture School. He has been invited professor in different universities and institutions: HARVARD, IBERO, ITESM, ITESO, UDEM, ANAHUAC, CAEQ, UM, COLESH, Spain Commercial Embassy, SAIE, Univ. Marista, UAQ. Carlos de la Mora Carlos (Paris, 1971) is a Mexico City architect who has been actively involved in promotion and development in Mexico for the past 17 years. After obtaining a graduate degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, Carlos has also lived in Ensenada, New York City, and San Diego. He directed business development efforts for Nolte Associates in Mexico and was a board member of the ULI San Diego/Tijuana Executive Committee as co-chair of their Cross-Border Committee. He also served as advisor for Fundación Metrópoli, an international investigation institution based in Madrid, Spain. In 2009, Carlos joins the Design + Planning team at AECOM, returning to Mexico City with the responsibility of leading business development efforts in Mexico. In 2010, Carlos joins ULI Mexico s Management Committee as chair of Strategic Development to later become Chair for Mission Advancement. Carlos currently works as Director for AECOM in Mexico. Salvador Ávila Gaytán Salvador (Mexico, DF) he is structural advisor and consultor for Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and Instituto de Bellas Artes (INBA). He has worked in Colinas de Buen SA de CV on rehabilitation and structural engineering for catalogued buildings and monuments. He holds a professional Bachelor in Arch. and Engineering degree from Escuela Superior Instituto Politécnico Nacional.
18 Proposals for the Spring/Summer/Fall 2015 academic sessions Below is our proposal for the 2015 academic session. In order to enrich students and faculty as well, we recommend the participating university to send a Resident Professor for the entire academic session. This Resident Professor will work as a tutor for the students and will collaborate in Seminar 2, Design Studio, and Fieldtrip. Duration: 1 Semester (15 weeks) Terms: Spring 2015 Semester (January May) or Fall 2015 Semester (September December) Each semester means worths 20 academic credits which are divided into four areas: Seminar 1 (3 credits) 3 hours/week Seminar 2 (3 credits) 3 hours/week Design Studio (10 credits) 10 hours/week Fieldtrip (2 credit) 30 hours Spanish Language & Culture course (2 credit) 30 hours Proposal for the Summer 2015 academic session Duration: (4 weeks) Term: Summer 2015 (June or July) Each summer is worth 124 lecture hrs which are divided into four areas: Seminar: 8 hrs/week. 32 hrs total. Design Studio: 56 hrs. total Fieldtrip: 24 hrs total Spanish Language & Culture course: 12 hrs total. Proposal for the 2015 academic study travel Duration: 5-10 dyas Terms: Summer 2015 (June or July) Seminars (Seminar 1 & 2) 3 hours/week Seminars are an introduction to Mexico City and to Latin American cities in general. They give a historical and a theoretical point of view about many important aspects of architecture and urbanism design. Seminars are very much related to Design Studio project.
19 Seminar 1 recommended subjects: Contemporary Latin American city Latin American cities, from the 19th to the 20th century The building of the old and the contemporary Mexico City. The building of the modern metropolis Contemporary urbanism Public space, urban landscape and territory transformations The impact of the high dense environments in Latin American cities Seminar 2 subjects: The contents of Seminar 2 will be decided by resident teachers Design Studio, Architecture of urban densities, accumulation and public space 10 hours/week The Design Studio scheduled objective is to train students in the interdisciplinary of the Mexico School of Architecture; which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Building Science, Industrial Design, and Urban Planning. This architecture project is based on certain areas of Mexico City with a special interest, where the students study, analyze, and develop architecture solutions. The working method is dynamic of nature since it combines scheduled visits in situ and a selected theme to work individually or in groups at the seminar or studio room. Design Studio recommended subjects: MEXICO CITY S METROPOLITAN URBAN AREA ALRREDEDORES DEL MERCADO DE SAN JUAN, BARRIO DE INDIOS COLONIA DOCTORES CENTRO HISTÓRICO /LA MERCED IZTAPALAPA / AV. IGNACIO ZARAGOZA SANTA FE/ PERIFERIA COLONIA GRANJAS MÉXICO / GRANJAS ESMERALDA ARQUEOLIGÍA INDUSTRIAL ATLAMPA / LA RAZA MIXCOAC CENTRO HISTÓRICO XOCHIMILCO TLALPAN EJE CENTRAL *** Seminar 1 and Design Studio include many scheduled visits to offer the students the possibility to know the main architectural works in Mexico City. There is also the option to know future projects, which are under construction, explained directly by their architects or other professionals involved in the project.
20 Fieldtrip 5 days Depending on the organization Organized 10 days fieldtrip. Students can choose one of the following tours: Mexico (Merida, Bajío region ), Latin America (Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Cuba ), or Mexico & Latin America. This fieldtrip covers visits to Latin American cities or other Mexican cities (depending on the tour) with especial architectural interest. It is usually organized with the collaboration of other universities/schools of architecture with the support of their experts. Extra Visits One week extra trip (optional / no credits) We can advise the students about the organization of additional trips for any weekend or during Spring Break week Spring Semester / Thanksgiving Break week Fall Semester. Internship The students have the opportunity to stay an extra term in Mexico City for an internship in an architecture studio, tutored by an architect. All tutor architects have to be selected in accordance with the interns institutions.
21 Program costs for the 2015 academic session The following tuition costs and fees are based on a 18-student group. Tuition and Fees $2350 USD, per student Includes: Seminar 1 (3 credits) 3 hrs/week (15) = 45 hrs total Seminar 2 (3 credits) 3 hrs/week (15) = 45 hrs total Design Studio (10 credits) 10 hrs/week (15) = 150 hrs total Field Trip (2 credit) = 30 hrs total Spanish Language & Culture (2 credits) 2 hrs/week (15) = 30 hrs total Administration cost for: Residence/apartment reservations Fieldtrip organization Visa processing Medical Insurance UIA library and Computer rooms card Syllabus, and basic material programs of the course
22 Approximate Additional Expenses Students should count with standard living expenses in Mexico; the followings are some approximate costs for a semester: Room and Board Residence/Apartment Leasing *Rooming with another person *Includes electric & water bills Refundable Deposit for Res./Apart Lease End of Lease Cleaning Meals *Students are responsible for their own meals; there is a cafeteria on campus that serves breakfast and lunch at a reasonable price. The apartments have kitchenette, where students is encouraged to cook at times Fieldtrip cost *Includes transportation, bed & breakfast Instructional Material Transportation *Mexico has a good public transportation network (train, metro, and bus) $ $ $ $1, $ $ $170
23 Getting around the city Metro df Service Hours Mon-Fri: 5:00-24:00 hrs Saturday: 6:00-24:00 hrs Sundays & Holydays: 7:00-24:00 hrs Ticket Price:$5.00 mxp Metrobus df
24 MexicoArchitecture Program Service Hours Mon-Sat: 4:30-24:00 hrs Sundays & Holydays: 5:00-24:00 hrs Ticket Price:$6.00 mxp Emergency Secretary of Education, Public Assistance , Major Emergencies Firefighters Police 066 Red Cross 065, Secretary of Public Health, Medical Assistance Rest of the Country Tourist Information
25 Housing https://www.airbnb.com/s/mexico-city--mexico https://www.roomster.com/app/googleglobal/?gclid=ciidmzxo070cfvkffgodyieavg
26 Collaboration Process Please contact: Prof. Juan Carlos Sánchez Tappan po=4&anio=2015&tip=1&nombre=mexico%20architecture%20program%2c%20map&sede=1&dis ciplina=10