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PAULINA LAGOS

EXIGO Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor​
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I'm inspired by architecture's ability to transform communities by fulfilling an unmet need.

PAULINA LAGOS

Bio:

Paulina is a partner at Exigo in El Paso, Texas where her work focuses on adaptive re-use and downtown revitalization projects. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from UT Austin and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently managing the the rehabilitation of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas and the new El Paso Water Utilities Headquarters in collaboration with Lake Flato Architects. She is the co-chair of the Women in Architecture Committee for AIA El Paso.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was inspired by Mexican architecture as a teenager on family trips to visit my father.

What do you do?

I aim to foster an office culture of collaborative work and to create an environment where ideas can be exchanged and design is elevated.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

It's exciting to see the project in construction, solving problems and seeing a project come into being is my favorite part of architecture.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I'm inspired by architecture's ability to transform communities by fulfilling an unmet need.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Working on the Children's Museum has been my proudest professional challenge and achievement. I am also very proud to teach architecture at our local architecture school.

Featured Project Name: 

La Nube Children's Museum

Featured Project Location: 

El Paso, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2023

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager AOR

Featured Project Description:

World renown architecture firm Snøhetta has designed a light filled, lofty and playful museum in the heart of the city. Snøhetta has partnered with El Paso architects Exigo to design the city’s first purpose-built children’s museum, programmed to bring value to all youth in the region and also to complement the children’s museum in the city of Juarez. The architecture reveals itself as a cloud, floating above the desert connecting all people in this important place, young and old alike.

Photography Credit:

Moare