Jose Castillo is an architect living and working in Mexico City. He holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City as well as an MArch and a DDes degree from Harvard University’s GSD.
Alongside Saidee Springall he founded arquitectura 911sc, an independent practice based in Mexico City. Among their built projects are the expansion of the Spanish Cultural Center and the transformation of the Sala Siqueiros, both in Mexico City, and the CEDIM campus in Monterrey. They are currently designing The City of Film in Mexico City, as well as the competition-winning Guadalajara’s Performing Arts Center, currently under construction.
Castillo’s work and writings have appeared in several publications including Praxis Journal, Bomb, Domus, Monocle, and Architectural Record. He has contributed to books such as The Endless City, edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic as well as in Reinventing Construction published by Ruby Press.
The work of arquitectura 911sc has also been showcased at the Rotterdam and the Venice Architecture Biennales and at the exhibition Dirty Work: Transforming Landscape in the Non-Formal City of the Americas at Harvard’s GSD.
Castillo has taught at UPenn, Tulane and the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has also curated exhibitions for the Venice, Rotterdam and Sao Paulo Biennales, as well as the show Mexican Modernisms at the Bozar in Brussels.
Castillo is member of the advisory board of LSE Cities and Urban Age as well as of SciArc’s Future Initiatives program.