Advocacy, Activism and Architecture With Carlos Murrieta

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ“ Meet Carlos Murrieta, Co-Founder of Merge Architectural Group. In this week’s episode titled “Advocacy, Activism, and Architecture with Carlos Murrieta,” we highlight Carlos’s early life in Mexico and how his experiences in Mexico City sparked his passion for architecture. We’ll discuss his academic journey at the Tecnolรณgico de Monterrey, trace his initial steps in the architectural field, and follow his path to co-founding Merge Architectural Group.

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Born in Sonora, Mexico, Carlos Murrieta grew up at the core of Mexico City, experiencing firsthand one of the world’s most densely populated cities, significantly impacting his later interest in the built environment. After graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Architecture from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), he started a firm in northern Mexico and later joined a firm in Phoenix, AZ; finally, in 2012, with his colleague and friend Clarisa del Castillo, he co-founded Merge Architectural Group, ranked one of the Top-10 small architectural firms in Arizona.

A recipient of the 2016 Arizona American Institute of Architectsโ€™s Young Architect Award, he believes you need to be part of the change to trigger change. He is an active member of the Architecture community where he currently serves different roles, including current President at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona Phoenix Metro, President of the National Organization of Minority Architects in Arizona (NOMA), Advisory Committee member for the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (AZBTR), member of the examination committee for the National Council of Architect Registration Board (NCARB) in Washington DC.ย 

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