Luis Othon Villegas Solis earned a degree in architecture from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Mexico (1997) and a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University, Cambridge USA(2003). At Harvard University he was teaching assistant for Paola Antonelli, curator of Architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
He collaborated as research assistant to Professor Francois Vigier and Mona Serageldin at the Center for Urban Development Studies. Within his professional practice he joined architect Enrique Norten, TEN-Arquitectos in New York and collaborated in projects such as The Free Library of Philadelphia, Harlem Park & Marriot Hotel, and an exclusive participation with artist Lawrence Weiner at the Snow Show in Finland. He worked as a design manager for David Rockwell and the Rockwellgroup in New York for projects such as Chambers Hotel Minneapolis, Meadowlands Xanadu and Siam Paragon in Bangkok.
He is the former director of the School of Architecture at CEDIM in Mexico (Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey) and has been an adjunct professor of Theory of Architecture at the ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara) and Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG). He has his professional practice in the USA and Mexico.
He is founder of The Urban Research Gang, a think tank dedicated to educate, support and assist research in the fields of Arts, Design and Architecture. He has made written contributions to various publications, websites and magazines like The Architects Newspaper in New York and BLINK Lifestyle.
Recently Luis Othon Villegas and Patricio Ramal founded NEVERMIND, a workspace that is born from the idea of collaboration while promoting relations among its members and creative professionals in local and global business and through social networks. NEVERMIND is building a community that benefits from a creative space that generates interactions and collaborative work among its members and multidisciplinary teams.
Urban Research Gang, Founder
CEDIM. Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey. Mexico, Chairman of the School of Architecture and Interior Architecture
Rockwell Group, Design Manager
TEN arquitectos, Design Manager
Harvard University, Masters, MDesS
University of Toronto, Academic Preparation
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), BArch, Arquitectura