Rocha and Carrillo have earned their own accolades from the profession in their country. Both graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Rocha has been a fellow and jury member for the National Fund for Culture and the Arts and has, since 2011, served as Academician of the National Academy of Architecture. Carrillo began collaborating with Rocha in 2001 and served as project director from 2006 to 2011, when the two founded the current studio. Carillo has also taught at the Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño and the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Francisco de Leon; Luis Gordoa
In spite of all of this established success, Rocha and Carillo profess an enduring fascination for architecture and a thirst for projects big and small alike. “We love to work in different scales at the same time, we don’t bother if it is a staircase or a big development,” said Carillo. “We also love to work in public and private buildings at the same moment. Running several projects at the same time helps us to develop ideas we’ve been working on a long time; each project is an opportunity to explore what interests us and develop the architectural language we’ve been working on.”
In the future, Rocha and Carillo hope to win commissions outside of Mexico. “We’ve been doing work in different states in Mexico and it has been a powerful experience,” said Carillo. “We really don’t mind the type of project. Every time the projects we receive surprise us with great sites and provocative programs.”