Pyramid Schemes

Wonne Ickx
March 30, 2020

Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University

Rice Architecture Spring 2020 Lecture Series


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Wonne Ickx, Rice Architecture Cullinan Visiting Professor and Founding Principal, Productora, Mexico City, presents the lecture “Pyramid Schemes” on Monday, March 30, at 6:00 p.m. in Farish Gallery at Anderson Hall.

Ickx (Antwerp, 1974) studied civil engineering and architecture at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and the ETSAM in Madrid, Spain. He continued his studies with a Masters degree in Urban Studies form the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEMET) at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2006, he founded his own studio PRODUCTORA in Mexico City, together with Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, and Victor Jaime. PRODUCTORA has received many awards for their work, including the Young Architects Forum (2007) and Emerging Voices (2013) by the Architectural League of New York. In 2016, they received the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for emerging architects at the IIT and the Oscar Niemeyer Prize for Latin American Architecture. 

Amongst the many publications of the office, their first monograph by Arquine (2010) and the 2G monograph (2014) stand out. Wonne Ickx has been teaching architecture and urbanism at several universities in Mexico, Harvard, IIT and UCLA. He is founding director of LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City, an independent platform that since 2011 stimulates interchange of ideas and investigation on contemporary Latin American architecture in Mexico City. He is part of the editorial board of Arquine since 2010.

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund.

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