Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City in 1954. He studied architecture in Iberoamericana University (1978) and holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University (1980). In 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos and in 2000 opened a second office in New York.
He lectures the Miller professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Yale, UCLA, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, Parsons, Pratt Institute and Harvard universities. Over 28 year of career, he has received a lot of awards and accolades.
In 1998 he received the Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture and since 1999 he is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.
In 2014 he received the "Careers 2014" award by the College of Architects of Mexico City and the José Limón Contemporary Dance National Prize in New York. He also recieved the 2015 Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence.
With over 50 built projects, is recognized by buildings such as the National School of Thea-tre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus Livingston Rutgers University New Jersey and Mercedes House in New York.