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  1. THE ARCHITECTURE OFRICARDO LEGORRETA ARCH 171 Architecture History II (Renaissance – 21st Century) Spring 2005 College of the Sequoias Division of Industry & Technology Rolando L. Gonzalez, M. Arch, A.I.A. – Instructor America Rivas

  2. “This simple design in many ways represents my approach to all design:Respond to what is there in the place; use materials that have integrity and natural richness; discover what purpose is to be served, and serve it with heart.”

  3. HOW I DESIGN

  4. Light, both natural and artificial, can be sculpture. CORRIDOR CAMINO REAL MEXICO CITY

  5. “Color is life, not a complement, but a fundamental element”

  6. “Architecture cannot exist without walls”

  7. “In many of my buildings the patio or courtyard becomes the heart of the building, or a sanctuary within it. Water is life.”

  8. MANTALBAN HOUSEHollywood, California 1985

  9. Gomez House I, Mexico City 1973 Lobby Camino Real, Mexico City, 1967 IBM Technical Center, Mexico City, 1977 Zocalo Condominiums, New Mexico Hotel Camino Real, Ixtapa, 1981

  10. “The work of Legorreta Arquitectos is not the effort of one man or an architect’s team. It is the result of a group of friends doing architecture together.” • Born 1931 • BA Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 1952 • Founded Legorreta Arquitectos 1964 • AIA Gold Medalist 2000 • Member International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York • Honorary Fellow, AIA • National Award of Fine Arts, Mexican Government • Architect of the Americas Prize, Uruguay • Special Advisor for the National Arts and Culture Council, Mexico