AT103 is an architectural firm founded in 2001 by Julio Amezcua and Francisco Pardo, with the aim of researching and creating new techniques for architectural development and construction in the contemporary city.
Francisco Pardo and Julio Amezcua make architecture with unique constructive and esthetic qualities, thanks in part to their training both in Mexico and abroad. They have developed projects on different scales, from houses, residential buildings, offices, cultural spaces and television stages to the Ave Fenix Fire station: a project that earned them a silver medal in the 2008 Mexican Architecture Biennial and the first place in the Best Institutional Building category at the International Design Festival.
In 2009 they were awarded the Emergent Voices of America Prize by the Architectural League of NY. Later on, they got a silver medal in the 2010 Mexican Architecture Biennial for the Lisboa7 apartment building, and another one for the TK139 apartment building in the 2012 edition. On that same year, they got the Pan-American Architecture Biennial in Quito’s Grand Prize with the Lisboa7 project.
They were named by London’s Wallpaper magazine one of the World’s 50 hottest young Architects Practices, and ranked by Icon magazine of London as one of the fifty design and architecture firms that are shaping the future.
With a strong academic approach, Francisco Pardo and Julio Amezcua have taught at Pratt Institute, UC Berkeley, UPenn, UNAM and Iberoamericana. They have lectured all over Mexico and other countries, dedicated to motivate and shape the thinking of future architects through their personal and professional life experience, based on their former education at Paris, Los Angeles, Mexico City and New York.