ROZANA MONTIEL is founder and director of the Mexico-based architectural firm ROZANA MONTIEL | ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA specialized on architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and the public domain. The studio works on a wide variety of projects in different scales and layers that range from the city to the book, the artefact and other micro-objects.


Montiel holds an MA in Architectural Theory and Criticism from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC (Spain, 2000), and a BA with Honors in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico, 1998).


She recently won the “Most Outstanding Architectural Designs, Mexico 2020” in the Design and Build Awards organized by BUILD Magazine. She is also finalist of “Oscar Niemeyer Award 2020with her rural housing project “ Ocuilan”. In 2019 she won the “National System of Art Creators Grant 2019”, given by the FONCA ( National Fund for Culture and the Arts) and winner of  the “Sustainable Global Award for Architecture” granted by Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, France.


In 2017, she received the 1st. place in the “Moving” category of the Miami Archmarathon Awards and collected the “Overall Award”. Earlier that year, she won for her professional trajectory the Moira Gemmill Award given by The Architectural Review in London; and was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation for a residency of artistic research at the Bellagio Center in Como, Italy.


In 2016, she was nominated for the Schelling Architecture Foundation Award in Karlsruhe, Germany; and was winner of the Emerging Voices Award granted by The Architectural League of New York, as well as, front-runner of Premios CDMX in the category Best Architectural Intervention of the Year for her project Common-Unity.


Her interdisciplinary work has been published in renowned architectural digests, as well as exhibited in Mexico, Spain, France, United States, England and China, and has been presented in the Venice, Sao Paulo, Rotterdam Chile, and Lima Biennials. In 2018 she presented her ‘Stand Ground’  installation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale Freespace.



Alin Wallach MX Laura Stoll CH
Margherita Vegro IT Eleonora Pradegan IT
Silvia E. González Pacheco S. MX Laura Stoll CH
Liliana Montaño  MX Vani Monjaraz  MX
Francisca López Pani  MX Adriana Rodríguez  MX
Louise Rouzaud FR Yaoci Pardo (textos) MX
Karina Caballero MX Ombeline de Laage FR
Ix-Chel Báez  MX Josefa Díaz  MX
Caroline Figaro  FR  Amaranta Guzmán  MX
Silvia Mejía CO Hortense Blanchard FR
Susana Rojas MX Alejandro Aparicio MX
Cecilia Brañas ES Luis Galán ES
Clara García ES Lucia Tinghi CH
Hadrien Tricaud FR Carol Soós RO
Ivar Labastida MX Jorge Alcocer MX
Jorge Alcocer MX Aldo Espinobarros  MX
Mariel Higuerey VZ Silvia Huicochea MX
Cecilia Ceballos MX Rodrigo Alcocer MX
Vivian Pérez CO Alejandro Maya MX
Alejandro Fernández del Castillo  MX Omar Chávez  MX