Fernanda Canales

Fernanda Canales

Visiting Faculty, Princeton SoA

PhD, Escuela Tecnica de ARquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM)

MA, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)

BA, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

Principal at Fernanda Canales Arquitectura




Fernanda Canales (Mexico City, 1974) is an architect based in Mexico City committed to design, urban planning, and research. 


She holds a PhD in Architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, an MA from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataunya in Barcelona, and a BA from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Canales has been distinguished with several international awards, such as the Emerging Voices Award from The Architectural League of New York, and is author of the books Shared Structures, Private Space (Actar 2020), Architecture in Mexico 1900-2010 (Arquine, 2013), Mi casa, tu ciudad (Puente Editores 2021), and Vivienda Colectiva en México (Gustavo Gili, 2017). 


Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, The Royal Academy of Arts in London, the ifa-Gallery in Stuttgart, and the Venice Biennale, among other institutions. She has taught architecture and urbanism at several universities in Mexico and has been Visiting Faculty member at Yale School of Architecture and the Architectural Association in London. Canales has published more than 100 essays in specialized magazines such as AA Files, Baumeister, Bawelt, El Croquis, Praxis, Arquitectura Viva, Domus, and Arquine.