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KMD Architects Announces Leadership Changes in Mexico City


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KMD Architects has named three new officers to lead its Mexico City office. Promoted to Director General is Roberto Velasco, Chief Operating Officer is Luis Cardenas, and Arely Medina has been named Director of Interiors.

“With our new leadership in place and strong bonds with KMD offices globally we look forward with renewed enthusiasm to serve our valued clients,” said Ryan Stevens, CEO.

“We are thrilled to announce our new leaders,” said Jim Diaz, Principal and Board Member. “These individuals bring exemplary management and industry knowledge to their positions and will guide the success of our Mexico City offices in the coming years.”


Velasco, Cardenas and Medina have all contributed greatly to the success and the direction of KMD Architects in Mexico

for several years, having worked on dozens of projects collectively representing over 5 million square feet/465,000 square meters. Velasco, a long-time planner and designer, offers strong urban planning perspective culled from a 25-year-plus career. Cardenas has been with the firm since 1994 and has served as a director since 2008. In the role of Chief Operating Officer he will integrate his knowledge of firm management and architectural design to maintain the successful operations of the firm’s Mexico City office. Medina’s experience in spatial planning, interior design and perceptual and organizational capabilities drives the creative vision in the firm’s interior practice.

“I am honored to step into the role of Director General,” said Velasco.

“I look forward to working alongside the leadership team in San Francisco, as well as Luis and Arely to usher in the next phase of design excellence from our office in Mexico City.”


Established in 1990, KMD’s Mexico City office specializes in public, government, corporate, healthcare, interiors and hospitality projects.

In the past 20 years, the staff in KMD’s Mexico City office has completed more than 100 projects in or around Mexico City. Recent projects include the new LEED Gold headquarters for Morelia-based Cinepolis, the sixth largest multiplex chain in the world, and the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, a major entertainment and economic catalyst for the rebirth of Mexico City’s northern industrial zone. Currently the team is planning and designing a new mixed-use medical, commercial and residential campus for the Medica Sur Medical Center.

About KMD Architects


Founded in San Francisco in 1963, KMD Architects is a leader in architectural planning and design with projects in more than 30 US states and 15 countries. KMD has seven offices worldwide, including San Francisco, Santa Monica, Portland, Seattle and Mexico City. In the past two decades, KMD has received more than 200 design awards around the world. The company’s web site is www.kmdarchitects.com : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. .

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KMD ArchitectsAna Luisa Cabrera, 011-52-55-5081-1460orHeckmann
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