Part 24 of a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month
After graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Clara de Buen Richkarday (b. 1954) worked in the offices of architects Francisco Serrano and Carlos Mijares before joining the firm Despacho Nuño, Mac Gregor y de Buen Arquitectos S. C. in 1984. She and her partners address the holistic urban experience, considering their work as “city weavers.” Rejecting the idea of experts dictating to the public, Richkarday emphasizes listening to clients to achieve culturally relevant, sustainable projects from museums and theatres to senior housing and metro stations. Her work has been recognized with a gold medal from the International Academy of Architecture and a prize from the city of Frankfurt am Main.