Gracia Studio is based on the technical aspects of building systems that lead to worth living architecture for the users. Architectural solutions that are highly efficient and esthetic, by incorporating and experimenting with the wide variety of materials and structural systems possible. Due to the need of economic building our challenge comes always from the construction process for each of our projects; we seek the realization of them with everyday items, used in unusual manners to give added value only accredited by wit. Each project is handled in a unique matter and studied thoroughly during the design process, and followed through to the building stage, to ensure that detail and neatness is kept at a simple stage. An example of our design process is based on research materials produced in the project area as well as artisans or workers who perform certain types of work, thus we support the local industry, create jobs in the same study area and lower costs of materials and labor.
Jorge Gracia, graduate from Universidad Iberoamericana Noroeste in 1997 and founder of Gracia Studio in 2004 in the region of Tijuana-San Diego.
Between his acknowledgments, in 2013 he receives the prize “Retail Store of the Year” in New York due to his splendorous work designing Liverpool for Playa del Carmen. The same year he obtains the prize “Best Small Hotel” by Travel+Leisure in Berlin, likewise he receives the Best of the Bes prize in the RedDot Awards in Germany with the project Encuentro Guadalupe.
Gracia was selected for the Architecture League of New York to participate in a series of conferences “Emerging Voices 2013″ in the Cooper Union NYC, as well as to become part of the team “Design Vanguard 2012″ given by Architectural Record NYC.
Winner of the “Building of the year 2013″ of ArchDaily in Santiago de Chile.
Between some of his international lectures are The National Convention of Australian Architects in Cairns,2013; as well as being invited to give a conference at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, in the Architectural Record Innovation Conference 2014.