Fernando Romero is a Mexican of barely 43 years old, considered one of the most important international architects of today which the World Economic Forum has considered as Global Leader for Tomorrow. He wanted to be an inventor and today he is the winner -associated with Norman Foster, of the project to build the new International Airport of Mexico City which will open a new stage in the aviation sector.
He graduated from the Iberoamerican University and worked between 1995 and 2000 with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the Netherlands. Back to Mexico in 2000 he founded the firm FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE, which in 2010 also opened an office in New York.
With his work, Fernando seeks to translate the present moment and contemporary culture through its architecture, based on extensive research and collaboration with other disciplines.
He has won several awards, including Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects, the Bauhaus Award and the prize of the Mexican Society of Architects. He has lectured at Columbia University and is member of AIA American Institute of Architects and the Mexican Chamber of Architects.
FR-EE is present in seven countries. Among his works, the Soumaya Museum, the Convention Center of Los Cabos and Plaza Mariana stand out. Among the works he has under development, the following are included: Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, the first Museum of Latin American Art in the United States, in Miami, and an organic convention center in Ciudad Juarez.
During the announcement of his winning project of the new airport, Fernando Romero remembered Octavio Paz: "Architecture is the incorruptible witness of history, because we can not speak of a large building without recognizing the witness of an era, its culture, its society, its intentions in it."