Para Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis todo empezó en 1948, cuando decidió no seguir la tradición familiar, y en vez de convertirse en un banquero distinguido, se inscribió en la UNAM para comenzar su carrera en arquitectura.
For Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis, it all started in 1948 when we refused to follow the family tradition, and instead of pursuing a banking career, he chose architecture. Soon he was working as a draftsman for José Villagrán García - who is considered the father of modern mexican architecture - where his talent helped him move forward to head of the workshop and then to Villagrán's partner in 1953. Seven year later he started his own firm.
One of the features that I admire the most in houses and other buildings is the double height, like in the old and spacious Haciendas I visited as a kid, and that I also admire in other modern structures, usually full of light.
According to the Press office the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - also designed by Legorreta - the trademark or signature elements of this architect are:
> Patios, fuentes y elementos de agua que reflejan el clima árido de algunas zonas de México.
Vertical planes instead of columns to define space.