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 Sustainable Global Award for Architecture 2019 granted by Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, France. In 2018 she published her book HU:Common Spaces in Housing Units, and won the MCHAP Emerging Architecture Prize; she was also nominated for the Swiss Architectural Award; her research earned her a nomination for The Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Georgia Tech, Atlanta.


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. Last year she presented her ‘Stand Ground’  installation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale Freespace.



Alin Wallach MX 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
Ana Sofía Quirós MX Erendira Lozano MX
Diana León MX 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