Alberto holds an architecture degree from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies in Urbanism, with an Urban Design Certificate, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His recent research work resides in the intersection of alternative land tenure systems, data-land use processes and urban morphology. Prior to joining MIT, he collaborated in design studios both in Mexico and the United States. He has worked in a wide range of design and research projects in Mexico, United States, Venezuela, Australia, China and India. Alberto has received several research and design awards such as the Julian Beinart Research Award, the MIT DesignX Post-Pandemic World Challenge grant, the Harold Horowitz Research Fund, and the Felix Candela Prize. His work has been exhibited in several national and international venues such as the Venice Biennale, in 2016; the ETSAM, in 2019, and the UNAM, in 2019.