Wonne Ickx

Design Critic in Architecture

Wonne 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 an additional Masters Degree in Urban Studies form the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEMET) at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He worked four years as a project director at Neutelings Riedijk Architects in Rotterdam and one year at Fernando Romero in Mexico City. In 2006 he founded his own studio PRODUCTORA in Mexico City, together with Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya and Victor Jaime. PRODUCTORA has been awarded by the Architectural League of New York with the Young Architects Forum (2007) and the Emerging Voices (2013). In 2016 they received the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for emerging architects at the IIT in Chicago. 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 the Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad La Salle and Centro de Diseño in Mexico City, at UCLA in Los Angeles and IIT in Chicago. He is founding director of LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City, an independent platform that since 2011 promotes emergent Latin American architecture. He is also part of the editorial board of the magazine Arquine since 2010.