Hello, we are Cafeína.

Cafeína is a comprehensive architecture firm that focuses on creating and transforming authentic and inclusive spaces through a multidisciplinary, human, innovative and positive approach to projects.

Cafeína emerged in 2008 in the midst of coffee plantations in the Huasteca Region, with the purpose of bringing about sustainable projects capable of awakening intense sensations, exerting a positive effect on their context and being catalysts to open new ways for vulnerable communities. Our growth has led us to today, where we are currently developing mixed-use, educational, commercial and residential projects on an international level with offices in Mexico and New York.

Our work has been recognized for its quality and innovation in architectural design, being selected as part of the “Best International Houses Design” exhibition at the XVII Venice Architecture Biennale, and awarded with the America’s Property Awards (Toronto, 2017), The Architecture Biennial of Puebla  (2018 & 2016), as well as the Top 100 Projects of Archdaily in 2016, among others.

INNOVATION

Constant experimentation that seeks to optimize the user experience with propositional ideas, aware of reality and its contexts. The High performance, and local innovation model seeks the expressiveness of the elements through local solutions, which consider the availability of materials and innovate through constant experimentation, working with the materials of the site, achieving high expressiveness results.

POSITIVE IMPACT

We know that the projects built have a strong impact on the communities, which is why we propose a Positive Impact model from the creation of the projects, which is based on the sustainable development model that implies a multidisciplinary scope covering the Political aspects, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal.

HUMAN CENTERED

We are aware of the creative power of the user as the protagonist of the space, where the user has a role as important as that of the architect in architectural production; said user will create new spaces through his experience, giving different meanings to the one proposed by the designer. In this way, we are co-authors of the space together with its users, whom we encourage to express their own drives.    

The team.

LEONARDO NEVE

FOUNDING PARTNER AND DIRECTOR

DIEGO VILATELA

FOUNDING PARTNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

ANGEL VALERIO

PARTNER AND CORPORATE DIRECTOR

OTLI CAMPOS

TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE PROJECT COORDINATOR

JESÚS AMEZCUA

CREATIVE DESIGN COORDINATOR

MAX PASQUEL

CREATIVE DESIGN LEADER

RITA BUSTOS

TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE PROJECT LEADER

IVONNE DEAQUINO

CREATIVE DESIGN LEADER

ANA MONTES

GRAPHIC DESIGN LEADER

GUADALUPE TLATELPA

PROJECT ASSISTANT

EDGAR ROJAS

TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE PROJECT LEADER

OTHONIEL SOLÍS

CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR

ALAN HERNÁNDEZ

CONTROL LEADER

ALEJANDRA SAUCEDO

ECONOMIC EXECUTIVE PROJECT COORDINATOR

JUAN CARLOS POLVO

CONSTRUCTION LEADER

JOEL GARRIDO

CONSTRUCTION LEADER

JOSÉ EDUARDO SÁNCHEZ

PROJECT ASSISTANT

GRACIELA HERNÁNDEZ

PROJECT ASSISTANT

ISANDRO CABRERA

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE COORDINATOR

JANET MONTIEL

ADMINISTRATION LEADER

MIRIAM MARIN

CUSTOMER SERVICE LEADER

Through our eyes.