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Congratulations to Luis Lares, who recently added the GGP credentials to his resume. The Green Globes Professional (GGP) credential denotes a clear understanding of the Green Globes assessment process and certification features. This training is intended to develop experienced sustainability professionals into expert users of the Green Globes building assessment and rating system.

Congratulations go out to Italia Aguilera who recently obtained her WELL AP credentials. The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities across the globe through evidence-based interventions and design best practices backed by a collection of research.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us at our open house on Wednesday, August 31st. We are grateful to our team, clients, family, and friends for these 16 years. We can’t wait to see what our firm has yet to accomplish.

We’re excited to announce Paulina Lagos is Exigo Architecture’s newest Associate Partner. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Architecture and University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design, where she received a Master of Science in Architecture. She has been with Exigo since 2017, helping to bring our clients’ projects from an idea into a beautiful reality. Paulina has served as project manager for Quality-of-Life Bond project La Nube Children’s. She is currently focused on the new El Paso Water Utilities Headquarters and on the renovation of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX. Beyond her architectural work, Paulina is a past president of the AIA El Paso Chapter and the current Women in Architecture Committee co-chair. Locally, she is an appointed member of the Historic Landmark Commission for the City of El Paso, and she is a design studio instructor at the Texas Tech College of Architecture. At the state level Paulina is on the Publications Committee for the Texas Society of Architects.

We are very proud to have Paulina as a part of our team and are excited for all that she has yet to accomplish.



Exigo Architecture is deeply honored to have received the Mayor’s Award at the 2021 AIA El Paso Design Awards for the Valle Bajo Community Center and Library. A special thank you to Marmon Mok, our design partners, and to each member of the Exigo family; is your commitment to exceptional work that makes our firm better every day. Congratulations team!

Over the weekend, our firm had the pleasure to attend the grand opening of the third community center designed for the City of El Paso. The Center is named after Silvia A. Carreon, a longtime community leader, and coach. Congratulations to our team at Exigo and Jordan Foster Construction for bringing the project to life.

On Thursday, September 30th the City of El Paso hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) and improvements to the Main Library. As the largest community on the US/Mexico Border, this new public space will empower El Paso to share its rich heritage and inspire different types of conversations in the community. The MACC will provide residents and visitors with a dynamic space for the creation, exhibition, and celebration of Mexican American Art and Culture.



Join us in welcoming Elias Padilla, RA to the Exigo Architecture Team! Elias graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He brings twelve years of experience in commercial and educational projects.

The Valle Bajo Community Center opened to the public on Saturday, May 8th,  after an emotional ribbon-cutting ceremony focused on the importance of community centers and public libraries available to the people of El Paso. Congratulations again to the Exigo/Marmon Mok Architecture team and Jordan Foster Construction to help make this project a reality.

We are proud to announce that the Valle Bajo, Silvia Carreon, and Chamizal Recreational Centers for the City of El Paso received GBI II Certification.
All three community centers will open this year, with Chamizal opening this Saturday, April 17th.
We are honored to be part of this team and excited to see the projects become a reality.
Exigo Team: Eugenio Mesta, Jesús Ortega, Luis Lares, Rafael Renovato, Steve Gallardo, Paulina Batista.