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Luis Barragán

Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (°Guadalajara, March 9, 1902 – †Mexico-City, November 22, 1988) was a Mexican architect. Barragán won the Pritzker Prize in 1980.

He studied as an engineer in his home town, while undertaking the entirety of additional coursework to obtain the title of architect. Educated as an engineer, he graduated from the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in Guadalajara in 1923.

After graduation, he travelled through Spain and France. While in France he became aware of the writings of Ferdinand Bac, a German-French writer, designer and artist who Barragán cited throughout his life. In 1931, he again traveled to France with a long stop-over in New York. In this trip he met Mexican mural painter José Clemente Orozco, architectural magazine editors, and Frederick Kiesler. In France he briefly met Le Corbusier and finally visited the gardens realized by Ferdinand Bac. He practiced architecture in Guadalajara from 1927–1936, and in Mexico City thereafter.