Enrique Norten is Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos), with offices in New York City and Mexico City.
He is also the Ella Warren Shafer Miller Practice Professor in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, USA and is a member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
He studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) in Mexico City and Cornell University, New York, beginning his professional practice in Mexico City in 1981 as a partner of Albin y Norten Arquitectos.
Enrique Norten was the first Mies van der Rohe Award Pabellón Prize for Latin American Architecture in 1998. In 1999, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is also recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, by the World Cultural Council and the Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institute. In 2018, he received the Medal of Fine Arts in Architecture from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) in recognition of his contribution to art and culture in Mexico.
Commissions include the Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico; Xochimilco Master Plan and Aquarium, Mexico City; the Center for Research in Genomics for Biodiversity in Irapuato, Guanajuato; the renovation of the Theater of the Insurgents, the High Museum of Villahermosa, Tabasco; a new vision for the Rutgers University College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; and a plan for the recovery of a 7km stretch of the New Orleans riverfront. His current projects include the MUNET (Museo Chapultepec, Mexico City), the NASA building (Cleveland, Ohio), the Transportation Commission building (Queens, NY), the BetEl Community Center (Mexico City), and the Popocatépetl residential building (Mexico City).
He is a founding member of the editorial board at Arquitectura magazine and was a member of the jury for the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City. He has also held the O’Neal Ford Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, the Lorch Professor of Architecture Chair at the University of Michigan, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University.
Enrique Norten was Professor of Architecture at IBERO (1980-1990) and served as a visiting professor at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Sci-Arc, Rice University, Columbia University and Yale School of Architecture (Eero Sarinien Visiting Professor).
He has been a member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation since 2004. He was a member of the Concluding Panel Discussion at the 3rd International Holcim Forum 2010 in Mexico City.
Enrique Norten was head of the Global Holcim Awards jury in 2012, a member of the Global Holcim Awards jury in 2006 and 2009, and also a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2005.