Javier Muñoz Menendez
Born in Mérida, Yucatán on April 4, 1968. The prominence of the person, who has learned in his native Yucatan, gives to his architecture a very special, clean and respectful seal.
His projects not only win National Biennials, but become work that leaves trace all over the country and now also overseas.
Inside his portfolio we can find awarded projects turned into temples, public service buildings or macro markets. There are also neighborhoods houses, townhouses, Apartments, beach houses and even monuments.
Among his major works are: The Municipal Market of Merida “San Benito”, The Attorney General’s Office of the state of Yucatan, The Marista University of Merida, CEMEX corporate building in Monterrey, Bicentennial Theatre in Leon, Guanajuato; as well as several apartment complexes in Cancun, Quintana Roo. Making a special mention to the new headquarters of the Senate of the Republic in Mexico City.
Since his days as a student he participated in several competitions, winning 3rd place in the ASINEA, in Monterrey and an honorable mention in the contest Alberto J. Pani at UNAM, Mexico City. Several of his major works have been result of contests, in which he keeps currently participating.
He has won numerous awards at the Yucatecan Architecture Biennial, emphasizing "Chapel of Guadalupe" gold medal in 1998, "Xcumpich House" silver medal 2001, "Lock House" silver medal 2007, "Bicentennial Theatre" gold medal 2011. In Mexican Architecture Biennials, emphasizing "Chapel of Guadalupe" silver medal 2000, "PGJ" (Attorney General’s Office of the state of Yucatan) Gold Medal 2005, "Muñoz Arquitectos” silver medal 2008. Also at the Jalisco Architecture Biennale and CEMEX building award.
He has often been part of the jury in various biennials in Mexico, highlighting his participation in the VIII Biennial of Mexican Architecture in 2004. As in the VII Ibero-American Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Spain and Medellin in 2010.
Its projects are published in various books, magazines and websites around the world. Such as Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Korea, Spain, USA, Italy, México, Panamá, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Currently, besides attending his workshop, he is the Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the Marista University of Mérida, which, under his command, have been growing thanks to his love and dedication. An example would be the International Congress of Architecture and Design, which hosts architects and designers worldwide.