News / 10.26.17

Emilio Padilla, AIA Featured in ‘Arquitectos AxP’ Exhibit

Part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Epstein’s Emilio Padilla, AIA, had his design of the new Grupo Porcicolo Mexicano (GPM) – Kekén facility in Merida, Mexico selected for inclusion in the Arquitectos X Perspectives exhibition. This show, which is part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, had its opening reception last night and is currently on display until November 4th at the Chicago Cultural Center, features designs/concepts/ideas by local Latino architects.


Emilio’s featured project is a greenfield industrial/office building for Grupo Porcicolo Mexicano – Kekén in the Mexican Yucatan and is a modern industrial facility and headquarter office building. The project encompasses a highly intricate industrial engineering while staying sensitive to the local vernacular architecture.

Congratulations Emilio on this great honor – your Epstein family takes great pride in your inclusion in this wonderful exhibition!

For those of you not familiar with Arquitectos, it’s a non-profit, 501c (3) organization, whose mission is to provide development, mentorship, community assistance and further enrich the architectural profession through different cultural views and practices. Arquitectos was established in 1985 by a small group of Latino professionals in Chicago. The organization's initial objective was to provide a valuable resource that offered Latino architects opportunities for career and professional development. Currently, the organization continues to provide professional support and has expanded to include two student chapters.

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