Francisco Pardo completed his Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University in New York. In 2000, he founded the AT103 studio with architect Julio Amezcua, before founding the Francisco Pardo Arquitecto practice in Mexico City in 2016. The architect’s work has been widely recognized both by international magazines and by renowned institutions. He has received a silver medal at the Mexican Architecture Biennale, the Grand Jury Prize at the Pan American Biennial of Quito, Ecuador, and the 1st Prize at Milan’s 2014 ArchMarathon, among many others. The practice focuses on local and social projects, using architecture as a tool for social development and modernization of neglected areas. Francisco Pardo Arquitecto’s recent projects include a public market in Mexico City, a rural school, and social housing.