BBVA Bancomer Tower and Operation Center

The design for the Operation Center Building is the result of an award-winning competition entry. The project, part of a planned development within a dense urban setting, relates to its residential surrounding context through massing and scale. The project is conceived as a bundle of vertical volumes shifted at their intersections to create points of articulation. The building’s lively tectonic character establishes a sense of scale and visual dynamism that will contribute to the area’s pedestrian character and create an interior environment conducive to productivity.

Targeting LEED® Silver certification, the project optimizes building efficiency and promotes a healthy interior environment. The project’s sophisticated glass façade is wrapped by a screen of staggered vertical louvers that are calibrated to the angle of the sun in order to reduce solar heat gain while maximizing views and filtering daylight. The project will promote environmental sustainability throughout its structure, as well as energy-saving and water-saving features integrated within the design. -SOM

VDA provided consulting services through shop drawing review for twenty (20) high speed gearless elevators configured as low, mid, high & service groups for the Office tower, eight (8) machine-room-less MRL elevators for the parking levels, one (1) machine-room-less MRL elevator for the cafeteria levels, one (1) material lift for the trash room, and one (1) material lift for the cafeteria kitchen.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP



Project Type

Featured Projects, International, Offices

Equipment Type



Mexico City, Mexico

Completion Year


Key Personnel

Richard S. Sayah Senior Vice President

Contact Info

Richard S. Sayah
Senior Vice President
120 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 310
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Phone: 973-994-9220
Fax: 973-994-9220