Extended CV

CURRICULUM VITAE 
Jorge Guillermo Huft Soto (George Huft) 

Occupation: 
  • As Free Lance Designer and Architect in Mexico City until December 2000. 
  • From April 2003 to November 2008 as Architect and Architect’s Assistant in the U.K. 
  • From January 2009 to July 2010 as Free Lance Designer and Architect in Mexico City. From August 2010 in the UK, relocating to the Bournemouth-Poole area. 
  • From January 2011 up to today as Practice Manager for Morgan Carey Architects, Wareham, Dorset and MCA Lawray in Yeovil, Somerset.

Languages: 
  • Spanish  ----- native speaker 
  • English   ----- fluent 
  • German   ---- fluent 
  • Italian    ------ basic 
  • French   ------ basic 

IT Skills: 

Apple - Macintosh user since 1989 
  • VectorWorks (Mac)  ------------- since its origins as MiniCAD in the 1990's
  • ArchiCAD (Mac)  ----------------- 3 years 
  • Microsoft OFFICE Suite  ------ fluent typist, skilled in Excell, PowerPoint regular user
  • Photoshop CS5    ---------------- regular user
  • FastCAD (PC)  -------------------- 3 years experience 
  • AutoCAD (PC)  -------------------- 5 years irregular user

Education: 

2003 
University of Sunderland 
National Glass Centre 
MA-Glass 

1988 
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO 
Faculty of Architecture 
Honours degree in Architecture 

1960-1977 
COLEGIO ALEMAN ALEXANDER V.HUMBOLDT 
German School, Mexico City 
Deutsches Sprach Diplom (equivalent to the German Abitur) 
Elementary School-High School 


Civil Service: 

1980-1981 
Dirección General de Monumentos INAH-SEP 
Ex-convento de Churubusco. 
Assistant to the cataloguing project of Historical 
Buildings and monuments in the Historical Centre of Mexico City. 


Other Courses: 

1988-2000 
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 
Universidad Iberoamericana,Mexico City 
Various extracurricular courses in History of Mexican Architecture. 

1975 
UCECA,Mexico City 
State Office for Labour Training, 
Programme for Training Restaurant Maintenance Personnel. 



Architect:

As Free Lance Architect In Mexico between 2008 and 2010: 
Architectural project, interior design and building management: 
restaurant project development & building for Chef Martha Ortíz. 

2010 
RESTAURANTE “LA CANTINA DE AL LADO” 
Design and build for a top of the market restaurant 
Adjacent to the HOTEL “LAS ALCOBAS” 
50 seats 
Polanco, Mexico City. 

2009-2010 
RESTAURANTE “DULCE PATRIA” 
Design and build for a top of the market restaurant 
100 seats 
Polanco, Mexico City. 

2009 
RESTAURANTE “LA TERRAZA” 
Design for the main restaurant in HOTEL “GENEVE” 
75 seats 
Zona Rosa, Mexico City. 

2010 
RESTAURANT (no name) 
Feasibility Study and Sketch Project for a 150 seats restaurant in the HOTEL “ST.REGIS – MEXICO CITY” 
Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City. 


Professional Experience In the U.K between 2000 and 2008: 
As Architect’s Assistant to: 

2007-2008 
Regan & Norris Partnership, Architects – Carmarthen – Carmarthenshire (Wales) 
Two men practice, dedicated to commercial and residential projects. 
(The practice closed due to retirement of the registered Architects) 

2006-2007 
David Smith, Architect – Llandeilo – Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Working for "Exclusive Hotels" upgrading facilities with SPAs, gyms, etc.
and on a series of domestic and residential projects.

2002-2006 
Ged McCormack, Architect – Sunderland – Tyne & Wear 
Mainly working for local Housing Associations and local authorities on social projects,
besides domestic and residential projects for private clients.  



Previous work in Mexico:
Professional Experience In Mexico prior the year 2000: 
Own practice, design and building management (selection of jobs) 

2000 
CASA WARKENTIN 
Design and building of a large holiday house 
experimenting with conventional building methods and 
and the traditional mud-brick (adobe) building from the region 
Tlaltizapan, Mor. 
(Arpox.600 sqm) 


1999 
DISCOS CORASON OFFICE 
Renovation and adaptation of a typicall 
"Colonial Californiano" house from the 1940's 
as the central office for the record company. 
in Mexico City 
(Aprox.300sqm)

1999 
ARTIST's STUDIO-PERLA KRAUZE 
Renovation of a turn of the 20th century old house 
adaptation as a studio for an artist 
in the Colonia Roma  
Mexico City 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1999 
ARTIST's ATUDIO-ANTONIETA FIGUEROA 
Renovation and addition of the artist's studio 
in Coyoacán 
Mexico City 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1998-1999 
HOUSE SILVIA RIMOCH 
Renovation of a large house for a big family 
in Bosques de las Lomas, 
Mexico City
(Aprox.400sqm) 

1997 
HOUSE HUMBERTO SPINDOLA 
Renovation of a house and studio for the artist in Coyoacán, 
México City. 

1997 
APT. ERNESTO RIMOCH 
Renovation of an apartment for the filmaker Ernesto Rimoch 
in Polanco, 
México City. 
(Aprox.250sqm)

1996-1998 
STENDAL METAL 
Addition for an industrial building 
in Tlalpan, 
México City.
(Aprox.2000sqm) 

1996-1997 
HOUSE MARIANA PEREZ AMOR 
Renovation of the house built by Andrés 
Casillas for Art Dealer Inés Amor, in the 1970's
in San Jerónimo, 
México City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1996 
CINE DIRECTO 
Renovation and adapting of a house in Coyoacán 
for the film producer Luis López Antúnez, 
México City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1995-1996 
APT. AV.MEXICO 5 
Renovation of an apartment for Eduardo de Ibarrola 
in colonia Condesa, 
México City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1995 
HOUSE HELENA VELA 
Renovation of a house in Bosques de las Lomas, 
México City.
(Aprox.400sqm) 

1994-1998 
HOUSE FRANCISCO SOSA 409 
Extensive restoration and renovation of an 
important hsitorical building, (turn of the 20th century) 
"Porfirio Díaz" house in Coyoacán, 
México City.
(Aprox.1200sqm) 

1994-1995 
FRESAS 44 
Renovation of a house for the "Project ALAS" 
lead by the aknowleged Dr. Juan Pérez Amor in Tlacoquemécatl, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.400sqm)

1994 
PUNTA IXTAPA, VILLA 13 
Interior design and furnishing of one of by 
Diego Villaseñor (Architect) villas in Punta Ixtapa, 
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero. 
(Aprox.600sqm)

1994 
CASA CARDOZA Y ARAGON 
Renovation of a house of to the 
famos guatemaltecan art-critic Luis Cardoza y Aragón in Coyoacán, 
México City. 
(Aprox.400sqm)

1994-1995 
HOUSE DR.HANS BAUER-MENGELBERG 
Renovation of a typicall "Porfirio Díaz" period (19th century) house in Coyoacán, 
México City.
(Aprox.800sqm) 

1993-1994 
APT. SERGIO VELA MARTINEZ 
Renovation of an apartment in 
Lomas de Chapultepec, 
México City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1993-1994 
TEPECOCULCO, Mex. 
Rebuilding and restoration of the ruins of a 16th century church in a town next to the volcano Popocatépetl. Commisioned by the local authorities. 
(Aprox.1200sqm)

1993 
APT.EDUARDO AND CARMEN DE IBARROLA 
Renovation of an apartment in 
Lomas de Chapultepec, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1993 
APT.ENRIQUE Y MONIQUE GRUNER 
Renovation of an apartment in 
Polanco, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1992-1993 
APT.ENRIQUE DIEMECKE 
Renovation of an apartment in 
Guadalupe Inn, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1992 
HOUSE PATRICIA BUENO 
Renovation of a residence in 
Lomas Altas, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.300sqm)

1992 
VELA TREVIÑO Y ASOC. 
Attorneys 
Renovation, interior design and furnishing of their 
offices in Bosques de las Lomas, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1992 
APT.CARLOS AND NINA FUENTES 
Renovation of an apartment in 
"Palmas Corinto"buildings. 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.400sqm)

1992 
RAYUELA 
Renovation of a stationery shop in 
Col.del Valle, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.100sqm)

1991-1992 
CASA MARCIAL DAVILA 
Renovation of a house in 
San José Insurgentes, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.800sqm)

1990 
APT.SERGIO VELA MARTINEZ 
Renovation of an apartment in 
Col.Roma, 
Mexico City.
(Aprox.100sqm) 

1990 
FORO DE LA CIA.DE SHAKESPEARE 
(Cabaret-Theater) 
Renovation of the theater space 
in Col.Condesa, 
Mexico City.
(Aprox.1200sqm) 

1989-1990 
APT.MARIESTELA FERNANDEZ CORDERO 
Renovation of an apartment in 
"Edificio Basurto",Col.Condesa, 
Mexico City.
(Aprox.300sqm) 

1989 
APT.J.E.FERNANDEZ CORDERO 
Renovation of an apartment in 
"Edificio Basurto",Col.Condesa, 
Mexico City. 
(Aprox.200sqm)

1988-1989 
CASA JUAN PEREZ AMOR 
Design and building of a house in San Jerónimo, 
Mexico City.
(Aprox.400sqm) 


Professional Experience: 
As assistant in other architects' offices 


1987-1988 
Arq. Andrés Casillas 
(As only and personal assistant to Andrés Casillas) 
CASA HERNANDEZ PONS 
Project and architectural supervision of a weekend house in 
Ocoyoacac,Edo.Mex.(Suburbs of Mexico City) 

1986-1987 
Arq. Andrés Casillas 
CASA ANDRES CASILLAS 
Project and architectural supervision of a residence in 
Bosques de las Lomas,Mexico City. 

1986 
Arq. Andrés Casillas 
CASA MUNOZ DE BAENA 
Project for a residence in 
San Mateo Nopaltepec,Edo.Mex.(Suburbs of Mexico City) 

1986 
Arq. Andrés Casillas 
CASA CHAVEZ PEON 
Project for a residence in Guadalajara,Jal. 

1985 
Arq. Carlos Mijares Bracho 
Project for a public market building in León,Gto. 
Project for offices FERTIMEX in Guadalajara,Jal. 
Project for offices LEVI STRAUSS CO.Mexico,D.F. 
Assistant to Arq.Aurelio Nuño 

1985 
Arq. Ernesto Cabrera Villoro 
Project for a weekend residence in 
Tepoztlán,Mor. 
Assistant 

1984 
Carlos de la Parra A.P. 
Project of urban design and building of a 
500 house settlement for FOVISSSTE 
in Lomas Verdes,Edo.Mex. 
(Suburbs of Mexico City) 
Assistant to Arq.Ernesto Cabrera Villoro 

1982-1983 
Enrique y Agustín Landa, Architects 
"Project of Development of Tepito" 
Mexico City 
Assistant. 


Lecturing experience: 

1997-2000 
Lecturing "Taller de Arquitectura"(design) 
at the Faculty of Architecture 
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 
(Mexico's National University) 
from 1997 until december 2000. 

1999 
Leading the first 
"Taller Virtual de Arquitectura" 
(Virtual Architecture Workshop via internet) 
at the Faculty of Architecture 
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico working together with the 
Texas A&M University, USA, Guillermo Vazquez de Velazco. 

1994 
Study Leader for the tour 
"A Journey Through the Mexican Mural Renaissance" 
lecturing on Mexican art and culture, 
for the International Seminar Design, Inc.
based in Washington D.C. 
March 1994. 

1993 
Study Leader for a visiting tour from the 
Pasadema Museum of Art, 
lecturing on Mexican contemporary art, 
for the International Seminar Design, Inc.
based in Washington D.C. 
Novemeber 1993. 

1989 
Series of lectures in Spanish for the 
Bilingual Teachers Education Program: 
Arte Popular Mexicano (Mexican Folk Art) 
at the Art Institute of Chicago. 
Chicago,Il. 
USA. 



Research and publications: 

1998 
"Mexico", Travel Guide 
Dorsley Kindersley Travel Guides. 
Explanatory text and drawings on the Hacienda Buildings, 
Coordinated by Fiona Duncan 

1997 
"Los Paladios de Gabriel Figueroa Flores" 
REVISTA"ARTES DE MEXICO" No.40 
Presentation text for the exhibition of 'paladios' by Gabriel Figueroa Flores, at the Cultural Centre’s Gallery in "Casa Lamm" as part of the photography exhibitions "Fotoseptiembre" in september 1997. 
This text was later published in ALEBRIJE, 
Monstruo de Papel, suplement in the magazine 
Artes de México No.40, "Cocinas de México". 

1995 
"The Traditional Architecture of Mexico" 
THAMES AND HUDSON,LONDRES 
Architectural drawings for the book by authors 
Chlöe Sayer and Mariana Yampolsky 
(some of these drawings are being used for the Mexico 
guide from Dorling Kindersley) 

1991 
"Fantastic Architecture of Mexico" 
Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social,México. 
Coauthor with Margarita Mansilla and 
Gabriel Figueroa. 

1986 
"The Building of the Templo Mayor" 
Editorial Timún Mas,México. 
Coauthor with Antonio Reina and Claudia de Teresa. 

1985-1992 
Articles of architecture and interior design, 
for CASA VOGUE,VOGUE HOMBRES and VARON MEXICO magazines 
(Conde Nast Publications) signed as Apolonio de Tyana. 

1985 
"Tourist Guide of Mexico"In five volumes. 
For Editorial PROMEXA 
Drawings for the explanation of architectural details and styles 
and articles on specific architectural themes. 

1984 
"Tourist Guide of Mexico City" 
For the American Express Co.,Mexico. 
In collaboration with Arq.Ernesto Cabrera Villoro. 

1983-1984 
Field research for: 
Vernacular Architecture of Central Mexico: 
"Las Norias Cubiertas de San Luis Potosí y Zacatecas". 
(Waterwheel buildings in central Mexico) 
In collaboration with Arq.Ernesto Cabrera Villoro. 

1983 
Preliminary project and research for 
"Architectural Guide of Mexico City and its Surroundings"for the 
Universidad Iberoamericana 
In collaboration with Arq.Ernesto Cabrera Villoro. 
(This project was never completed due to the collapsing 
of the buildings of the university in the 1982’s earthquake) 


Translations: 

1985-1992 
Translator of architecture and interior design 
articles from English and German for 
CASA VOGUE,VOGUE MEXICO and VARON MEXICO magazines. 



Other Professional Activities: 

1997 
Design and museography 
for the exhibit of 
Photography and Palladio prints from 
the artist Gabriel Figueroa Flores 
in Casa Lam, Mexico City, 
September 1997. 

1990 
Design and production of the stage design and 
installation for the open air concert 
CONCIERTO DE DIA DE MUERTOS de 
Jorge Reyes 
Performed in the ESPACIO ESCULTORICO, 
UNAM, 
Mexico City. 
In collaboration with the artist and Antonia Guerrero. 

1988 
Curator to the exhibit 
New Vistas,New Voices II: 
The Contemporary Art of Mexico. 
At the Beverly Malen Fine Art Gallery. 
Chicago,Il. 
USA. 

1987 
Design and installation of lights for the exhibition 
Puros Cuentos,50 Años del Comic en México. (History of Mexican Comic books) 
At the Museo de Culturas Populares, 
Mexico City. 
in collaboration with Carlos Trejo (Stage Designer). 

1987 
Studio set designs and production for 
T.V.advertisements for 
MAK-MEXICO,Ernesto Medina (Film Director), 
Mexico City. 

1984-1992 
Design and production of stationery, books and 
boxes for RAYUELA, 
in collaboration with María Figueroa and Esther González del Río. 

1982 
Cataloguing of the work painted on china paper by the artist 
Jesús Reyes Ferreira(Chucho Reyes) 
Casa Jesús Reyes Ferreira, 
Mexico City. 

1980-1981 
Assistant to Mariana Pérez Amor at the 
Galería de Arte Mexicano 
Mexico City. 

1976-1987 
Management and administration of 
family-owned restaurant (200 seats)
Pabellón Suizo 
Mexico City.