Born 1979 Mexico City, Mexico
Frida Escobedo (born 1979) is a Mexican architect. In 2018, she became the youngest architect to work on the Serpentine Pavilion. Her architectural work includes projects such as the courtyard at La Tallera in Cuernavaca, while her artistic undertakings can be seen in places such as the Museo Experimental el Eco in the Mexico City or the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Escobedo studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana and took a master’s degree in art and design and the public domain, at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Since 2007 she has teaching at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has participated as a judge for the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston Architectural College and the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico.
In 2003, with Alejandro Alarcón, she founded the “Perro Rojo” studio, whose one of the most recognized works is “Casa Negra”, which was designed in complete freedom by a person who wished to live surrounded by nature. The block structure is mounted on four tubes and lifted above the earth, and the rooms are located inside this structure. The design was finished with a large window to create total visibility of the City of Mexico, evoking the sensation of being behind a large camera.
• 2003 – Casa Negra (in collaboration with Alejandro Alarcón), Mexico City
• 2006 – Restoration at the Hotel Boca Chica (in collaboration with José Rojas), Acapulco, Mexico
• 2008 – Project by Ordos 100
• 2010 – Pavilion at the Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City
• 2012 – Restoration de La Tallera, Cuernavaca
• 2013 – Plaza Cívica, Lisbon
• 2015 – Installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum
• 2017 – Exhibition at Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Columbia University, New York
• 2018 – Serpentine Pavilion 2018
Awards and prizes
• 2004 – Young Creators’ Scholarship from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico
• 2009 – Winner of the Young Architects Forum, part of Architectural Association of New York.
• 2010 – Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship
• 2013 – Nominated for Arc Vision Prize for Women
• 2012 – Her work was featured at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, at the Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts in San Francisco, and at Storefront for Art and Architecture.
• 2012 – Finalist for the programme Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
• 2016 – Emerging Architecture Award, Architectural Review