Enrique Norten Rosenfeld
Enrique Norten Rosenfeld (born c. 1954), Hon. FAIA, is a Mexican architect and principal of the design firm TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos). Norten was born in Mexico City in 1954 where he graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in architecture in 1978. He obtained a Master of Architecture from Cornell University in 1980. In 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City, initiating a lifelong commitment to architecture and design.
In February 2008, Enrique Norten was presented with the "Excellence in Architecture and Design Award” by PODER - Boston Consulting Group Business Awards, and in 2007 obtained the “Legacy Award” from the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to the US arts and culture. In 2005 he received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts by the World Cultural Council and was the first Mies van der Rohe Award recipient for Latin American Architecture in 1998. Enrique Norten has lectured all over the world and has spoken at the Urban AgeConference, dedicated to shaping the thinking and practice of urban leaders and sustainable urban development through a worldwide investigation into the future of diverse cities around the world.
Throughout his career, he has balanced the practice of architecture with a constant participation on international juries and award committees such as the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City and the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. He is a board member of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.
Enrique Norten holds the Miller Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia since 1998. He has held the O'Neil Ford Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, the Lorch Professor of Architecture Chair at the University of Michigan, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University. He was Professor of Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (1980-1990) and has served as a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, SCI-ARC, Rice University, Columbia University and as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale School of Architecture.