Cited as one of the most versatile and prolific architectural voices in Mexico City today, Alberto Kalach works collaboratively, completing projects from residential commissions to civic structures with firms and contemporaries such as Teodoro González de León, Juan Palomar, Tonatiuh Martinez, Gustavo Lipkau, and José Castillo, among others. His award-winning José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City remains the largest public library in Latin America. Kalach’s concern for the emerging problems of his vast native city has inspired projects at a range of scales, from his minimal, $5,000 houses to housing developments and urban master plans. At TAX, Kalach and his team are devoted to transcending the unavoidable geographic, economic, and temporal constraints ingrained in every project to turn them into opportunities to build solutions that respect and celebrate the environment and its cultural context.
The UTSOA Spring 2021 Lecture Series will be presented digitally through Zoom and will be live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel. All lectures will take place at 12:30 PM unless noted otherwise.