THE TEAM

Meet our talented team of creatives. We believe you can't make something great without being in love with it.

Our team is hand-picked, each person hugely passionate about their individual field. We love what we do and it shows.

Influences: Vibrant spaces, Scandinavian design using pure natural materials, Hillstone Group, geometric uses of materials. The overwhelming energy, smell, movement, grit, and unforgettable power of these amazing cities: Mexico, Paris, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Madrid and New York City.

Interests: Watching my 8 year old grow, restaurants, 3-day mini vacations, hip-hop and classical music, cookbooks, photography, Sunday dinner with family

People: Tom Ford, Ricardo Legorreta, Julius Shulman

John Paul Valverde

Creative Director | Partner

Influences: Space and feel, contemporary architecture, modern art, simple lines, the creative use of materials.

Interests: Family and friends, art, computers and tech, cycling, radio control multi rotors, re-inventing the wheel

People: Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid

Miguel Vicens

Creative Director | Partner

Influences: Minimalist design, mid-century modern, industrial design & modern architecture. A huge influence also comes from my own Mexican culture, I love colors, the textures, the music and the food

Interests: Hands down the top two are Architecture & Design. The more I see, the more I learn, the more I want and seeing your own ideas come to life, that’s extremely rewarding. I like running, music concerts, art museums, traveling & hanging out with friends and family

People: Ricardo Legorreta, Santiago Calatrava, Enrique Norten, Richard Meier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Foster & Louis Kahn

Edgar Gabaldon

Space Designer | Project Manager

Influences: Pitsou and Kedem, Frank Israel, Morphosis, Frank Lloyd Wright

Interests: Modern design and deconstructivism architecture

Gregory Hagmann

Project Architect

Influences: how we can create architecture that is relevant to daily life and tries to address social and political shifts

Interests: drawing, documentaries, reading, restaurants, music, cooking, graphic design, furniture design, photography, architecture

People: Amale Andraos/ Dan Wood of WORKac, Andres Jaque, Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), James Corner, Rem Koolhaas (OMA)

Karis Bishop

Space Designer

Influences: I’m inspired by things that dwell between the meticulous simplicity of function and the rawness of human intuition.

Interests: art and design exhibitions, live music, digital fabrication, and furniture design

People: Enric Miralles & Carme Pinós, Thom Mayne, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis I. Kahn, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Murcutt, Renzo Piano, Zygmunt Bauman, Konstantin Grcic and Tom Kundig

 

Edric Gonzalez

Space Designer

Influences: Mexican Culture & Design,  Mother Earth, New York Atmosphere, 50’s – 90’s Design, Unique Dining Experiences

Interests: Traveling, Hotel Designs, Performing Arts, Fashion, Nature, Art & Design, Interior Design, Architecture,

People: Iris Apfel, Kelly Wearstler, Barry McGee, GATS, Donald Glover and Erica Abi Wright

Alondra Canchola

Design Intern

Influences: Bauhaus, brutalism, art, fashion, Nordic, Japanese, Furniture, and Australian design

Interests: traveling, baking, going to shows, making and building things

People: Mies, Richard Serra, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Keith Haring

Nhu Hue

Designer

Influences: architectural theory, Mexican and Chicano culture/aesthetics/design, brutalism, technology, materiality, Gesamtkunstwerk

Interests: art & design, photography, podcasts, music, film, family

People/Practices: Herzog & De Meuron, Michel Rojkind, MVRDV, Alvaro Siza, OMA, SANAA, Ricardo Bofill, Tatiana Bilbao, Kokkugia, Snohetta

Carlos Garza

Space Designer

Influences: family, friends, culture, history.

Interests: Art, Design, Typography, Music, Movies, futbol (soccer)

People: My Grandfather, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Ruben Madrigal-Mejia

Brand Designer

Influences: The world around me. My interests and influences go hand in hand.

Interests: Being outside, design, music, photography, travel, cooking, good coffee, good ale, good cheese and good company.

People: Shepard Fairey, Scott Hansen, Dieter Rams, Paul Rand, Dirk Fowler, Jason Munn, Steve Wolf, Aaron Draplin

Josh Abel

Brand Designer

Influences: Latin culture, minimalist and modern architecture

Interests: Travel, learning about other cultures, family & friends, beach lover, gym, interior and lighting design

People: Carlos Cruz Diez, Adriana Hoyos, Mies Van Der Rohe “Less is more”

Ana Amesty

Architect

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Beti Hatfield

Designer

Interior designers, graphic designers and architects! Send us a an email with a link to your portfolio and resume.

What we do

Hustle

Exceed expectations

Value relationships

World-class design

Love Food

Obsess over details

Travel to learn relentlessly

Design for the concept, not for us!

What we don't

Fax

Work for free

Egos

Impossible deadlines

Work really really late

Sacrifice quality for profit

Resist street tacos

Follow trends

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