Jose is principal at M u t u o, an architecture studio established in Los Angeles in 2014. Jose graduated with a bachelor degree in architecture from Universidad Cristobal Colon in Veracruz, Mexico; and received a master in science degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York. At Mutuo we believe in blurring the lines of our profession's boundaries in ways that allow us to proactively create meaningful impact through architecture. We search for opportunities to expand the architect's traditional role to have bigger influence on the built environment. Our goal is to use design as catalyst for social impact and for solving complex city challenges. MUTUO received the 2019 Emerging Practice Award from the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles chapter.