Tristán Dieguez (Buenos Aires, 1972) graduated as an architect in the University of Buenos Aires in 1997, obtaining the Sociedad Central de Arquitectos–Consejo Profesional de Arquitectura y Urbanismo award to the best architecture 2 student project in 1993 and the CPAU award to the best grades in the career in 2000. Between 1996 and 1998 he works in Luis Bruno / arquitectos and between 1998 and 2000 in Cesar Pelli and Associates in New Haven, USA.
Axel Fridman (Buenos Aires, 1971) graduated as an architect in the University of Buenos Aires in 1997. Between 1994 and 1997 he works as a designer in Berdichevsky Cherny and between 1997 and 1999 in M/SG/S/S/S arquitectos. In 1998 he starts the Master in Advanced Architectural Design in Columbia University, New York, USA, graduating with honors in 1999.
In 2000, Tristan Dieguez and Axel Fridman found Dieguez Fridman. Since then, they have completed residential and commercial projects in Argentina and won awards in several design competitions. They are currently developing projects in Argentina, Mexico, the US and Uruguay.
In 2004 they won their first major architectural competition, a 10,000 sqm addition to the University of Buenos Aires School of Economics. In 2006 they won another national design competition for a new 45,000 sqm building for the UBA School of Psychology. They were also awarded second prizes in the República Square redesign competition (Buenos Aires, 2001), the Instituto Técnico Judicial competition (Buenos Aires, 2009), the new building for the Cancillería competition (Buenos Aires, 2010) and the Consejo de la Magistratura competition (Buenos Aires, 2011).
In 2008 they were selected by Jacques Herzog, from swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, to be one of the 100 firms participating in the Ordos 100 project in China. Each invited firm designed a 10,000 sq.ft. villa on a master plan by chinese arqchitect Ai Weiwei. They have also been invited by Yansong Ma, from Beijing-based firm i-MAD, to design one of the buildings of the Guiyang Hua Xi Urban Center, in the Chinese province of Guizhou.
They have been part of several exhibitions and events such as the XVI Bienal de Arquitectura de Santiago, Chile, the first Bienal de Arquitectura Latinoamericana in Pamplona, Spain, Pecha Kucha Nights and Prague Architecture Week. Their work has been published in numerous magazines such as A+U, 2G, Arquitectura Viva, Arquine, Monument, Frame, Metropolis and Wallpaper.
They are at present design studio professors at the University of Buenos Aires School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism and invited professors at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella UTDT.
2001 Second Prize, República Square redesign competition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004 First Prize, University of Buenos Aires School of Economics extension, Argentina
2006 Mention, Gyeonggy-do Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Jeongok, South Korea
2006 Mention Fiscalias building, Madrid, Spain
2006 First Prize, University of Buenos Aires School of Psychology, Argentina
2008 First Prize, City of Buenos Aires design award, Residential Buildings, Clay 2928
2009 Second Prize, Instituto Tecnico Judicial, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 Second Prize, Ministry of Foreign Affairs extensión, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 Second Prize, Consejo de la Magistratura Penal Courthouse campus, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 APSA retail design gold medal, Ayres Alto Palermo Mall store.