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Frida Escobedo founded her Mexico City firm in 2006, after acting as codirector at perro rojo from 2003-6. She describes the work of the office as focusing on “the residual and the forgotten: from decadent suburbs that are being subdivided, to rundown tourist spots, to unused roofs and basements” focusing on identifying “forces that change the configuration of cities . . . central and powerful or marginal, formal or informal.”
Her built and current work includes Casa 24, Casa 662, Casa Negra, and Villa 49, part of the ORDOS 100 project. She also worked (with Jose Rojas) to renovate the Bocachica Hotel in Acapulco.
In 2006 the firm received first place in an affordable housing competition, and in 2005 a Young Creator’s Grant from the National System of Arts, Mexico, for the Caja Gris.
Escobedo received her bachelor of architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana, where she currently is a faculty member.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
The 2014-15 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; Kava Massih Architects; Levy Design Partners, Inc.; Pfau Long Architecture; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Jim Jennings Architecture; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Anderson Anderson Architecture; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; Gregory Andreas & Judith Rosenberg; TANNERHECHT Architecture; Tucker and Marks, Inc.; the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco; and Aeromexico.