Lecturer in Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design - Master of Arts in Architecture 1987-1991
Dartmouth College - Bachelor of Science in Engineering 1982-1986
Dartmouth College - Bachelor of Arts in Art History 1982-1986
Javier Arizmendi was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended Dartmouth College where he earned degrees in Engineering Science and Art History. Subsequently, his interest in integrating engineering and the visual arts led him to study architecture at the Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He spent his early professional career working with Diller + Scofidio, Francois DeMenil, and 1100 Architects in New York City. He joined Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1994 where he is currently a Design Principle leading the design of a significant portfolio of projects in various geographical locations and practice areas. His built and active design work is located in North America, Mexico, China, the Middle East and Africa.
Architecture 100C: Architecture Design III
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Javier's work has received multiple awards and recognition from various institutions including the American Institute of Architects, the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and the Chicago Athenaeum. In 2020 Javier was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was recognized for successfully practicing at a global scale, combining contemporary technical knowledge with regional building traditions to achieve innovative architecture.