Margarita Gomez Galvarriato Freer
With a backround in Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and in Architecture and Sustainable Developement from EPFL, Switzerland, UCL, Belgium and EAT, Toulouse, France I have developped architectural design projects aiming the creation of humane, livable and sustainable spaces.
For many years I have worked close to people, listening to their needs and understanding their situation in order to produce high quality sustainable architecture for their living space.
I have worked in design and management in residential, educational and institutional projects.
I am currently working on a PHD research project on « Urban mutation seeking sustainable use of water in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM) » at the « Architecture and Climate Laboratory » at UCL (Catholic University of Louvain) in Belgium.
Spécialisations : Architectural design, Facilitating client involvement through design process, Sustainable design, Low-energy and water consuming architectural design, Project management, International experience, Long distance project developement.
Antonio Creixell Castañeda
Architecture has always been a big word…serious, encompassing, technical and artistic, even almost mythical, ethereal. Architecture is this lady to which you dedicate your life and with which you dream, play, eat and sweat. In my case I can say its that big and for my fortune and besides everything, I really enjoy it…having said that, APV was created to demystify, to ground it, to make Architecture by and for everyone. To make “Architecture for living/arquitectura para vivir” and with it, a basic good. This is how our firm was born and how I continue to perceive it. Based on work and with the help of those who have trusted us: clients, friends and collaborators, we have learned a lot and built more… yes we´ve built finished projects, but also knowledge, experience and a trustworthy and capable team.
A design on paper is just that: an idea. It can be a marvelous one, but if it aint built it will never fly. That trip, from when you face a white paper sheet all the way until you handle a property to its owner, has hundreds of activities. Even though they can be planned and controlled, they always end up challenging and enriching us. Little by little we have learned to dominate and learn from them. It’s in this details that we have learnt to create and deliver the best of us hand in hand with our drawers, workers, carpenters, engineers, etc
APV/arquitectura para vivir, it’s an architectural firm with more than 18 years of professional knowhow and more than 27 projects built or under construction in 7 Mexican states.
We have developed houses, residences, lofts, townhouses, apartments, educational centers, meditation centers and corporate buildings.
Through the years we have grown thanks to strong recommendations from our clients who have believed on our work and shared our vision. Among them you can find CEO´s of important Mexican companies, a National Science & Technology awardee, an IPADE President, an Orchestra Director, a USA Best Young Artist, among others.