About lbr&a

We create spaces based on four main axis:
Sustainable architecture, Architectural structuring, High-tech and Artistic integration.

Benjamín Romano is an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City with studies in Israel on “Precast elements”.

Mr. Romano finished his first construction project in 1978, while at the same time completing his bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism. The project comprised of two manufacturing plants for the apparel industry with an area of 42,000 m2, including areas for fabrics, textile finishing, cutting and sewing in the city of Hidalgo, México.

Architect Romano is the founder of the firm LBR&A Arquitectos that has a broad professional history of over 40 years. The firm has developed projects highlighted by their contemporary design, high-tech and the flexibility in spaces, without a clear structural-space understanding, and enhancing the Mexican technique on the use of solid materials.

FORUM LECTURES

2016
Lecture at the International Congress of "En Blanco" CIAB VII. Valencia, Spain.

2014
"Trends of Real Estate business in Mexico". Real Estate Business Summit. Mexico City.
Lecture at the International Congress of "En Blanco CIAB VI. Valencia, Spain.

2013
Arquídeas, CAM-SAM College of Architects. Mexico City.
XII  Engineering Symposium. Universidad Panamericana.
Guadalajara, Mexico.
8th International Congress of Architecture with High  Technology and Sustainable Bioclimatic Design, Architecture and Materials. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM. Mexico City.

2012
Precast Concrete Facades, Digital Tools. Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City.
Lecture at the International Congress of "En Blanco" CIAB V. Valencia, Spain.

2011
Vision and Trends in Architecture, IV International Exhibition of Building. SAIE  Mexico city.
Lecture at Universidad La Salle. Mexico City.

2010
XXV National Meeting of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Acapulco, Mexico.
Lecture at the International Congress of "En Blanco" CIAB IV. Valencia, Spain.Lecture of Torre Reforma for the Master in Structures at  the College of Engineering. Cornell University. Ithaca NY, USA.
Lecture Technical Week AMERIC facilities, 3rd CEO Forum. Mexico City.

2009
XII International Exhibition of Building and Housing Expo CIHAC.
9th Annual National Meeting of Architecture and Interior  Design. ENADII, Mexico City.
Lecture at the Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City.
"Space and Time" with Felipe Leal. Radio UNAM. Mexico City.

2008
Lecture at the International Congress of "En Blanco" CIAB III. Valencia, Spain.
Lecture at the CAM-SAM, Mexico City College of Architects. Mexico City.

2006
Lecture at the International Congress of "En Blanco CIAB II. Valencia, Spain.
Lecture in Sustainable Architecture. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

TEACHING

2009-2015
Analysis and Synthesis Studio, Constructive Counseling Seminar I Studio. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

2009-2013
Design Development Studio, Counseling Seminar II Studio. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

2003-2015
Cátedra Blanca. CEMEX Fund Project for outstanding students. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

2002-2009
Studio Construction Course V and VI in turn. Universidad Iberoamericana,  Mexico City.

2005-2006
New Construction Technologies Studio. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

2003-2005
Construction Cycle Coordinator at the School of Architecture. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

1982-1985
Construction Techniques Studio. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.


awards and special works

2016

  • ACEC New York Diamond Award in the category of Category C: Structural Systems.
  • "Corporative Architecture". Noldi Schreck Award. Glocal Magazine.
  • Building of the year Award 2016. "Obras" Magazine of Grupo Editorial Expansión.
  • Finalist in the CTBUH 2016 Best Tall Building Award for the Americas Region.

2014

  • Augusto A. Álvarez Award. Granted for excellence in the Architectural Career. FCARM National Federation of Architectural Colleges.
  • XIII National Architecture Biennale: Silver medal. Education category. México.
  • PCI Design Awards Program. Education category.

2013

  • Contemporary Mexican Architecture Exhibition in Italy.  Rome, Italy.

2012

  • XII National Biennale: Silver Medal. Conservation category. México

2011

  • Luis Barragán Award. Granted for Professional Practice in Architecture. CAM-SAM College of Architects of Mexico City.

2010

  • XI National Architecture Biennale: Silver Medal. Offices Building category. Mexico.

2007

  • Teaching excellency award. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

1998

  • Yaacov Agam commissioning. Concept creation and coordination of the mural work developed by master Yaacov Agam. Torre Bosques. Mexico city.

1993

  • Intelligent  Building Association award. Torre Chapultepec. Chicago, Illinois.
  • José Chavez Morado commissioning. Concept and coordination of the mural work by Jose Chavez Morado "El Ahuhuete de Chapultepec". Torre Chapultepec. Mexico City.