Architect Augusto H. Alvarez Garcia

Augusto H. Alvarez Garcia (1914 - 1995)

Augusto H. Alvarez was a Mexican architect, born 1914 in Yucatan. He was a pupil of the Architect Jose Villagran Garcia. Throughout his career he was a partner of the architects John Sordo Madaleno, Enrique Carral Icaza, Salvador Ortega and Ricardo Flores. He finished the Ecole Nationale de la UNAM architecture with a masters degree. Augustus H. Alvarez was also founder and first director of the school of architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

During his career produced a large number of buildings. His designs tend to use industrial materials. Among the architects who influenced his work stand out, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.

Important Buildings by Augusto H. Alvarez Garcia :

  • The former Mexico City International Airport,
  • The School of commerce and administration of the Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
  • The Banco del Valle de Mexico
  • La Torre Latinoamericana, Historic Center of Mexico City, Mexico City
  • Jaysour
  • The former headquarters of the Universidad Iberoamericana
  • The Building for the insurance company "provincial"
  • The Corporate IBM
  • The headquarters of the Archdiocese of Mexico
  • School and Commercial Banking, Av. Insurgentes and Av. Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City