Ricardo Legorreta. An Architect in Search of Modernity within Tradition






Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


Ricardo Legorreta is one of the Mexican contemporary architects who have garnered the most recognition; only in 2011 he was distinguished as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, and the Praemium Imperiale in Japan. One year before, on August 27 at the docomomo Conference held in Mexico City, he gave a memorable Keynote Speech on the main figures of the Modern Movement in Mexico, José Villagrán and Luis Barragán, that the attendants treasured in their memories.

How to Cite

Noelle, L. (2012). Ricardo Legorreta. An Architect in Search of Modernity within Tradition. Docomomo Journal, (46), 90–91. https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.0NTAVNJ1




Author Biography

Louise Noelle, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Researcher at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), author of many publications on architecture and urbanism, and a contributor to numerous architectural magazines. Member of the Mexican Arts Academy, 1991; Honorary Academician of the Society of Mexican Architects and of the Argentinean National Academy of Beaux Arts; member of Icomos, 1993; and Chair of Docomomo México, 2003. In 2010 she was the Chair of the Organzing Committee of the 11th International docomomo Conference that took place in Mexico City.