Estudio Rozana Montiel

ROZANA MONTIEL is founder and director of the Mexico-based architectural 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 is now participating in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale Freespace, with the Stand Ground installation, together with her book HU: Common Spaces in Housing Units.


She recently won an honorable mention with the “Fresnillo playground” project in the 15th National Biennial of Mexican Architecture, she also won the MCHAP Emerging Architecture Prize for her project Common-Unity; her research earned her a nomination for TheThomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design by the School of Architecture of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.


In 2017, she received the 1st. place in the “Moving” category of the Miami Archmarathon Awards and collected the “Overall Award” for her project Common-Unity. 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 and The Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation for a residency of artistic research at the Bellagio Center in Como, Italy, to produce her book HU: Common Spaces in Housing Units.


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


Montiel is member of the Editorial Board of the Architectural Magazine Arquine and has taught architecture in several  universities. Last spring she taught at Cornell University an Option Studio on cross-border territories in collaboration with Derek Dellekamp.


Alin Wallach 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 Daniel Díaz MX
Marga Ourbinha 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