ABOUT US

fr·ee is a global architecture and industrial design firm founded by Fernando Romero with offices in New York, Mexico City, Madrid and Shenzhen.

An active agent in the reconfiguration of site and public space, fr·ee’s commitment to translating historic, social, economic and environmental contexts into contemporary urban destinations has garnered critical attention and attracted millions of visitors, generating positive impact in cities and communities. Over the past 20 years, fr·ee has realized and proposed projects in a number of countries that encompass different programs and contexts, from museums and office buildings to dense urban centers and the desert.

Fernando Romero, Hon. FAIA is recognized as one of the leading architects of his generation. He was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in 2002, one of the 50 Most Influential Designers by Fast Company in 2012 and became an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2013. His many accolades include the Bauhaus Award and the ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award.

TEAM

Fernando Romero

Director and Founder

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León Amezcua

Tech Project Leader

Libia Castilla

Head of Models MX

Emma Noordman

Project Leader

Romain Thijsen

Senior Architect

Gerardo Arrieta

Architectural Designer

Zuzanna Walczak

Architectural Designer

Flor Soto

Architect

Germán Sandoval

Architectural Designer

Juan Marín

Country Manager

Fernando Talamantes

Architect

Verónica Riquelme

Administration

Rosa María Muciño

Administration

AWARDS

Year

Award

Project

2022

Bitcoin City – Urban Design Concept

2021

Kering Offices – Best Luxury Commercial Architecture

2021

Kering Offices – Corporate Interior Built Category

2021

Winner – Mexico City New International Airport – Airports and Transportation Centres Category

2021

1st place – Mexico City New International Airport – Concept Transportation Category

2020

Merit Award – Plaza Carso – Public Building Category

2017

Best Global Architecture & Industrial Design Firm – North America2017

2017

Fast Company expert judges combed through more than 1,000 entries from around the world to find the most innovative ideas to make the world better. Urban Design (Border City)

2017

2015

Honorary Fellowship (Fernando Romero

2015

A+ Award (Soumaya Museum)2015 Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain International Leader of the Year 2015 (New International Airport for Mexico City)

2014

New York Council in Recognition of Professional Design Excellence Design Award for Merit (Soumaya Museum)2013 Azure Magazine People’s Choice Award (Soumaya Museum)

2012

(Soumaya Museum)2012 IMEI Award (Plaza Carso)

2012

(Soumaya Museum)2012 Fast Co. Magazine 50 Most Influential Designers (Fernando Romero)

2011

Best New Museum (Soumaya Museum)2011
Periódico Reforma Best of the Best 2011 (Soumaya Museum)

2011

150 Movers, Shakers and Makers (Fernando Romero) 2011World Architecture Festival Barcelona Finalists (Soumaya Museum and Soccer Villa)

2010

Architect of the Year (Fernando Romero)2010 Caras Magazine Mexico’s Bicentenary Faces (Fernando Romero)

2009

(Fernando Romero)2006 Red Dot Award Best of the Best (Bridging Teahouse)

2006

(Translation) 2006 Metropolis Next Generation Awards Semifinalist (Hyperborder)

2005

(Villa S) 2005 Society of American Registered Architects Prize (House on the Beach)

2005

Honorable Mention (Inbursa Headquarters) 2004 Vanceva® Design Awards Semifinalist / U.S. Winners (Inbursa Headquarters)

2004

Young Architects Forum Award (Fernando Romero) 2003 FX International Interior Design Award (House on the Beach)

2002

Global Leader of Tomorrow (Fernando Romero)