Salvador Rivas

HKS / Director, Principal

As a Mexican and British architect, Salvador Rivas graduated in Mexico, has an M.A. in Architectural Design from the Bartlett, UCL, and is a Chartered Architect in the UK.

He was based in the UK for 15 years where he collaborated as an associate partner at Foster+Partners on a wide range of projects including hotels and resorts for Banyan Tree, Oberoi, and Intercontinental Hotel Groups. In 2015, he relocated to Mexico and he founded his architectural practice S*ARC. He is currently the Mexico City Office Director for HKS Architects, whose ample experience in this sector has led to the design and construction of close to 20 hotels and resorts for clients like One & Only, Waldorf Astoria, St. Regis, Auberge, and others, in Mexico and the region.

Salvador´s focus in hospitality projects relates to excellence in design, integration with their environment, and creating great experiences for guests and all users.

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