EDAA, or Estrategias para el Desarrollo de Arquitectura (Strategies for the Development of Architecture), is a Mexico City based architecture office whose practice is focused on the production of contemporary architecture through diverse disciplines: architectural and graphic design, illustration, construction, commercial strategies and financial design.
It was founded as an independent practice by Luis Arturo García after several years of working in different architecture, landscape and urban design practices in Mexico and Canada.
Architect, design, architecture and construction director
Luis Arturo studied architecture at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City, where he was an assistant lecturer. He is a graduate student at 17, Institute of Critical Studies in the program Critical Theory and Aesthetic Thoughts. On 2015, was awarded First Prize in the National Academic Competition, XXI Alberto J. Pani, and received the Gold Medal in the Young Architects Bienal, Bienal de Jóvenes Arquitectos, Mexico (FCARM 2015). Besides his obsession to synthesize the client’s requirements with his ideas about architecture, he spends his time devising new possible projects, studying, and walking along the city´s streets with his small dog Pakalin.
Lawyer, legal and commercial director
Karina studied at Universidad Marista, Mexico City (2005). Graduated with honors from a master’s degree and a specialization on Constitutional Law at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). Studied a second master’s degree at Boston University School of Law (LL.M in American Law, Business Practice Concentration). After more than ten years working as a litigant and corporate law, she joins EDAA to straighten the path on any anomalies. During weekends she might be found wandering around any Mexican contemporary design venture.
Graduated with honors at Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City, 2013. Besides his formidable talent as an architect and designer, he is a natural born illustrator. Always charismatic, he finds the way to solve any problem in an optimistically manner.
Architect and logistics expert. His facility and affinity towards logistics positioned Hans as a Project Manager, Building Manager, and Cost Analyst. Outside the construction site, we might find him studying insect colonies.
Executive assistant. After more than 10 years assisting top of the notch law firms in Mexico, Verónica knows what and how to make things work. She is in charge of the administrative and accounting control, and working up solutions for any mishap to be just a simple step forward.
Theory aficionado. Alejandra seeks to make sense on every project she is involved while putting in practice her no-building idea. Working with rural communities on housing improvement projects is part of her social commitment practice.