Autor: Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido
Francisco Gonzalez Pulido (FGP) is an international architect based in Chicago where he leads FGP Atelier. FGP leads a team that is currently focused on designing buildings across a range of scales and typologies that contribute to social and economic advancement through the alignment of Design, Science and Technology. He does so by drawing on nearly three decades of experiences spanning three periods of practice: leading his own studio in Mexico City (1993-1998), collaborating with Helmut Jahn and becoming business partner and President of Jahn (1999-2017), and now as founder of FGP Atelier.
It is in his current role leading FGP Atelier that he has the opportunity to cultivate his own brand and realize his specific vision for the future of the built environment. After having mastered the global scale and a range of typologies, FGP wanted to turn his focus to the level of the detail and begin designing experiences that would allow different programs to depart from their standard form and typology in order to become their own unique species. The experiences that FGP Atelier creates are defined by their atmosphere, bespoke attention to detail, connection to the local material construction tradition, and lightness in the way that the building touches the ground and skillfully becomes integrated with the context in which it lives. They are derived from site, program, material, ecology, and energy performance in order to create an intelligent building. The result is a cinematic experience that at once makes the building at home within its environment and, at the same time, creates an elevated experience that transports the inhabitant so that they might learn, live, love, and thrive in the world.Although FGP Atelier is the first time that FGP has designed exclusively under his own brand, he has expressed his vision in independent projects from his first period in Mexico City, via projects that bare his unmistakable vision while collaborating with Jahn and serving as President, and through independent projects he did outside of Jahn during that period of practice. Highlights from the Mexico City period include a summerhouse in the ‘Huasteca Tamaulipeca’, Casa Museo M5, Casa Zárate in Oaxaca, and Casa Paredes in Mexico City as well as work for corporate clients such as General Motors, Lucent Technologies, and Price Waterhouse. While at Jahn, he left his distinct mark on Veer Towers in Las Vegas, Leatop Plaza in Guangzhou, Doha Convention Center, and Japan Post Tower among many others. It was during this period that he realized the award-winning Spacecraft – executed independently – in Valencia in 2014 for Porcelanosa as a modular prefabricated micro-dwelling allowing for variable configurations and extreme efficiency. FGP also designed and built the Orchid Educational Pavilion as an educational tool in the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca. The pavilion was constructed by local craftsmen from local materials and utilized a range of passive systems in order to be entirely self-sustaining. The Orchid Educational Pavilion was nominated for the prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in January of 2018.
After ending his collaboration with Jahn, FGP founded FGP Atelier on September 1st of 2017. FGP Atelier is currently focused on the following projects among others: Tecnano (30,000 M2 Nanotechnology Lab and Corporate Accelerator at Monterey Tec that will be completed in 2020), Diablos Stadium (100,000 M2 baseball stadium under construction in Mexico City that will be completed in 2018), Shenzhen Gate (240,000 M2 200M tall office and retail complex under construction that will be completed in 2018), Land Rover HQ Shanghai (200,000
M2 office and retail complex under construction that will be completed in 2018), Shanghai International Financial Center (550,000 M2 220 M tall headquarters, office, exhibition, and trading complex under construction that will be completed in 2018), Guangzhou International Cultural Center (GICC) (150,000 M2 320 M tall office building that will be completed in 2020), and the Rectoria at Monterey Tec (a renovation of the historic administration building to be completed in 2018).
1970 Born February 13, in Mexico City, Mexico
1991 Graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
1999 Graduated from Harvard Design School, Cambridge, USA
1999 Joined Murphy/Jahn
2006 Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City Visiting Professor
2007 Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City, Visiting Professor
2008 ITESM, Mexico City, Visiting Professor
2009 Harvard University, Lecture
2008 FGP becomes Helmut Jahn’s first first design partner and shareholder / Partner in 2008
2009-12 IIT, Triple Zero High Rise Studio in collaboration with Dr. Prof. WernerSobek
2012 FGP rebrands Murphy/Jahn as JAHN and becomes President
2013 Young Presidents Organization Inductee
2014 Fellow Chicago Council on Global Affairs
2015 Fellow Urban Design Forum
2016 Fellow Alumni Society
2017 FGP Atelier. Founder
1992-93 Casa Veranda, El Encino, Mexico
2003-16 Orchid Educational Pavilion, Oaxaca, Mexico
2003-06 Highlight Munich Business Towers, Munich, Germany with JAHN
2003-06 State Street Village, Chicago, Illinois with JAHN
2005-09 M5, Oaxaca, Mexico
2006-15 Doha Convention Center, Doha, Qatar with JAHN
2006-10 Veer Towers, Las Vegas, Nevada with JAHN
2006-10 Hafen Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany with JAHN
2007-20 Nanjing Tower, Nanjing, China with JAHN
2007-12 Leatop, Guangzhou, China with JAHN
2008-15 Japan Post Tower, Tokyo, Japan with JAHN
2008-14 Gran Tokyo Towers, Tokyo, Japan with JAHN
2009-18 Shanghai International Financial District, Shanghai, China with JAHN
2014-18 Diablos Stadium, Mexico City
2014-18 Shenzhen Gate, Shenzhen
2014-18 Land Rover HQ, Shanghai, PRC
2017-present Rectoria and La Hoja, Monterrey , Mexico
2017-present Ligera, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2017-present Tecnano Monterrey, Mexico
2017-present GICC Tower, Guangzhou. PRC.