AE GAYARANDA is a Mexico City-based urban design and architecture studio. Founded in 2003, our goal is to produce final designs that emphasize the integration of architecture with the urban and natural environment. We are an interdisciplinary team whose strength lies in analyzing the needs of our clients and optimizing the use of available resources.


Environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability are central to everything we do. We aim to use architecture to address common issues and benefit society at large, an approach that we have applied to projects for the development of the tourism industry and the economy, the design of master plans on an urban scale, mixed-use buildings, sustainable schools, hospitals, hotels, housing complexes and residential homes.


Our mission is to leave our clients tangible legacies, and bring people, cultures, ideas and disciplines together by creating meaningful, life-changing projects.

“Architecture is a process in which function goes hand-in-hand with aesthetics and that must be integrated with the urban and natural landscape in order to be truly sustainable; this is how we optimize the relationship between the user and their environment in the projects we design.”



Ana Elena studied Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and has a Master’s from the UPC in Spain. She also studied at La Sorbonne in France and at MIT edX and Harvard edX. She was a member of the Carmen Pinós team in Barcelona and the Enrique Norten team in Mexico.


In 2003, she founded AE GAYARANDA Arquitectura y Diseño Urbano S.C. in Mexico City.


The studio’s first project was the interior architecture of a chain of private hospitals in Mexico. To date, the team has designed 17 hospitals and is currently involved in a series of corporate, housing, commercial, residential, urban and mixed-use projects, in addition to urbanism and architectural designs for the development of tourism and the economy.


In 2013, with the support of the Mexican embassy in Singapore, ProMéxico, the local Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Center for Livable Cities (CLC), Ana Elena conducted field research in Singapore, which she then used to draw up a sustainable social and urban development model known as ECOBARRIO: environmental awareness + social awareness.


In 2014, in her capacity as a UN-Habitat consultant, she and her studio compiled the Environmental Psychology chapter of Centros de Justicia para las Mujeres: Lineamientos Arquitectónicos (Justice Centers for Women: Architectural Guidelines), which describes how to use architectural design to positively impact the psychological state of women living in conditions of vulnerability.


She is a full member of the Mexico City College of Architects.



WAF 2021 World Architecture Festival
Finalist, Infrastructure Category: Future Projects.
Chichen Itza Train Station and Cultural Center.

22 Líderes 2018. Architecture Leader Award.
Mundo Ejecutivo Group.

Iberoamerican CIDI Award to the Excellence 2011,
Consejo Iberoamericano de Diseño “for her profesional trajectory. Gold Medal“.

Iberoamerican CIDI Award  to the Work of the Year in Architecture, Interiors and Interior Design Building for the Angeles Hospitals.

Gold Medal. V International Biennal CIDI Architecture, Design and Art.

Gold Medal. IV Forum: Women in the Architecture and Interior Design.











Morelia, Michoacán, Mex.

Tres Visiones de Sustentabiliadad

Tlaxcala, Iquique y Yucatán

Mty. NL., Mex.

Festival de Emprendimiento “Ciudades Humanizadas”

CDMX, Mex.

“Ciudades Incluyentes y Accesibles para Personas con Discapacidad”

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CDMX, Mex.

Empresarias Líderes de la Alianza ddel Pacífico 2015.

“La llave a la internacionalización”

Monterrey, Nuevo León.

La Busqueda de la Sustentabilidad en la Ciudad Contemporánea.

León, Guanajuato, Mex.

“Ciudades Felices”

Iquique, Chile.

“Desarrollo Sustentable de la Capital Regional para Potencializar el Turismo”

Bogotá, Colombia.

Arquitectura Mexicana Contemporánea.

CDMX, México.

“Participación de las Mujeres Empresarias en el Comercio Exterior”

Bogotá, Colombia.

“ECOBARRIO – Solución Urbana Sustentable”

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Saltillo, Coah., Mex.

Foro internaccional

“Esquemas eficientes de planeación urbana y ambiental del territorio”.

Viña del Mar, Chile.

“Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable e Inclusivo”

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Lima, Perú.

LAB4+: La Innovación como Motor de Inclusión Social.

“Ciudades Innovadoras”

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    AE Gayaranda

    +52 1 (55) 4335-3160

    Monte Elbruz 132 piso 6 – 604
    Lomas de Chapultepec11000
    Ciudad de México


    AEGayaranda arquitectura + diseño urbano

    Ana Elena Gayaranda