Mexican architect discusses design on the edge at Rice

Frida Escobedo

Days before her appearance as part of the Rice Architecture spring lecture series, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo was chosen to design the Serpentine Pavilion in London, a prestigious annual commission by the city’s Serpentine Galleries to create a unique temporary gallery space. Escobedo, a principal and founder at Taller de Arquitectura in Mexico City who will become a visiting critic at Rice Architecture in the fall, was on campus Feb. 14 to present “(Dis)continuity” as part of the Here series.

Escobedo discussed her work for LIGA, a Mexican forum for contemporary architecture; her Eco Pavilion in Mexico City; her rocking “Civic Stage” at the Lisbon Triennial; and her design of a mural for the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Above, Escobedo talks with architecture students during the pre-lecture “Broch N’ Talk” at Brochstein Pavilion. (Photo by Tami Lynn Andrew)

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