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
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
Space Designer | Project Manager
Influences: Pitsou and Kedem, Frank Israel, Morphosis, Frank Lloyd Wright
Interests: Modern design and deconstructivism architecture
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)
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
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
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
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
Influences: family, friends, culture, history.
Interests: Art, Design, Typography, Music, Movies, futbol (soccer)
People: My Grandfather, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
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
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”
Interior designers, graphic designers and architects! Send us a an email with a link to your portfolio and resume.
Obsess over details
Travel to learn relentlessly
Design for the concept, not for us!
Work for free
Work really really late
Sacrifice quality for profit
Resist street tacos