Modernist architect who designed notable residential communities in Mexico, including the San Cristobal Estates equestrian development, Torres de Satélite, and exclusive residential area Las Arboledas.
He studied engineering at the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in Guadalajara, from which he graduated in 1923. He then toured Spain and France, where he was introduced to the literature of writer-designer-artist Ferdinand Bac, who became a major source of inspiration for him.
He strove to create "emotional architecture" in spite of the functionalism of modernism.
His family was residing in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, when he was born. He married and had three children.
He hailed from the same country as musician Carlos Santana.