Alberto Kritzler is a Mexican developer interested in adaptive reuse, urban density, and living systems. He believes urban development should produce positive environmental, social, and local economic impact.
He co-founded Reurbano, a Mexico-City-based development platform with three premises: to reuse existing buildings, reactivate the street-level, and rethink living, working, and moving through cities. In the countryside, he founded Reserva el Peñón to protect a rainforest by creating a collectivist-model landscape-driven regenerative community around it that achieved water autonomy by harvesting rainwater.
His latest venture, La Laguna, focused on transforming a 90-year-old textile factory into a co-production hub for design-driven businesses, combining small-scale industrial production with cultural, social, and educational initiatives in Mexico City.
His firm’s work has been featured in various publications such as Wallpaper, Monocle, and The Architectural Review. His projects have been showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Kritzler received a Loeb Fellowship from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University. He currently serves on the boards of a 102-year-old ceramics manufacturer, and a certified B-Corp coffee producer.