Pablo Pérez Palacios will present the virtual conference “Infinite Openness” on March 7

Raphael Gamo

Pachuca Apartments in Mexico City

Pablo Pérez Palacios will present an online lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 7, as part of the Spring Lecture Series at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

Pérez Palacios is the founder of Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA), an architecture studio located in Mexico City that defines itself as an independent professional practice focused on architecture, art, urban and interior design. He is also a John G. Williams Visitor Honor in Architecture in 2022.

The Fay Jones School Spring Lecture Series is presented in conjunction with Location Logan internationally recognized online journal of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning.

Online conference registration is available on Zoom.

In his conference “Infinite Openness”, Pérez Palacios will explain the agency’s projects and their creative process through a series of significant topics of their approach to architecture. Their architecture emerges from the understanding that their creative process is open, an open medium and message, constantly challenged by the multiple relationships in its environment.

He will present the values ​​in his practice and emphasize their inclination for an architecture based on ideas and not on forms – an architecture which aims to create sensory atmospheres.

The nature, the context and all its factors – geography, timing, program, influence – weigh in the architecture of the company in a strong but not direct way. This creates a dialogue between conflicting ideas that leads to an autonomous architecture that adapts individually to each project.

Pérez Palacios will discuss how his company likes to offer a strong yet simple response, with a geometric approach where outdoor space is defined and bounded but not constructed. Their architectural approach works with light, suggesting precisely the type of openness desired for each project – an openness between visitors and architecture, and between architecture and its surroundings.

He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña in Barcelona, ​​and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York. From 2007 to 2017 he established and worked with DCPP Architects with Alfonso de la Concha.

He founded Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados in 2018. The way the firm understands architecture implies that work cannot be done without considering collective and personal intentions. Thus, his conception of architecture is based on an understanding of the body and the relationship that everyone establishes with their environment. Based on this observation, each project is intended to be an extension or support of their experience, both personal and spatial.

As a company, they believe it can come down to architectural repetition, which is how modern architecture should be understood. Architectural repetition is a vehicle for self-approach; the more people repeat, the more they understand. Moreover, for architecture to be able to convey an idea or an intention, it must speak of the individual, or the sum of individuals, and how they relate to their environment, both at the sensory level than emotional.

The school pursues continuing education credits for this conference through the American Institute of Architects.

This virtual conference is free and open to the public. For more details on how to watch the lecture online, please visit the Fay Jones School lecture page. To register for the entire online lecture series, complete this form on Zoom.

For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or

About Eric Hudkins

Check Also

The 5 Best Photo Backpacks for Artists –

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, …