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 is a Mexican Architect who graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana Noroeste in 1997, he is the founder and principal of graciastudio (est. 2004).
Recipient of multiple awards and recognitions, both at the national and international level, within the practice of architecture, including: ’30 promesas 2009’ Grupo Expansion, ‘Design Vanguard 2012’ Architectural Record, ‘Emerging Voices 2013’ Architectural League of New York, ‘Obra del Año 2013’ ArchDaily, ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Awards 2014 and ’10 Despachos generadores de cambio 2016’ Grupo Expansion Obras.
His international conferences include ‘Virginia Tech’ in Blacksburg Virginia, ‘Australian Institute of Architects’ (2013), ‘Architectural Record Innovation Conference’ (2014) in Los Angeles California and ‘Cooper Union’ (2013) in New York.
Founder of Escuela Libre de Arquitectura (2014), school of Architecture in downtown Tijuana, where he is currently the Director.