Ramírez Vázquez, Pedro (1919–)

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Ramírez Vázquez, Pedro (1919–)

Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (b. 16 April 1919), leading Mexican architect and public figure. Internationally renowned for his architectural designs of private residences and public buildings, he designed Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations and Aztec Stadium. But he is best known outside of Mexico for the imaginative and modern National Museum of Anthropology. A native of Mexico City, Ramírez Vázquez graduated from the National University with a degree in architecture in 1943 and taught architectural composition and urbanism at the National School of Architecture for fifteen years. A long-time public servant, Ramírez Vázquez began his career as head of building conservation in the educational secretariat and worked many years in the school building program. He became president of the Olympic Games Organizing Committee in 1966 and served as secretary of public works from 1976 to 1982. He then returned to private practice.

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Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, un architecte mexicain (1979).

Additional Bibliography

Doumato, Lamia. Mexican Architecture and Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1990.

González de León, Teodoro. Obras y proyectos: Arquitectura contemporánea mexicana. México: Central de Publicaciones, 1969.

Vargas, Ramón. Pabellones y museos de Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. México: Noriega Editores, 1995.

                                    Roderic Ai Camp

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