Efraín Enrique Recinos Valenzuela (Quetzaltenango, May 15, 1928 – Guatemala City, October 2, 2011) known as Efraín Recinos, was an engineer, urbanist, painter, sculptor, muralist, scenographer, inventor and homo universalis until the date of his death, with more architectonic projects in development. He stood out in sports, being national record breaker; Olympic athlete in Triathlon, national team member in basketball and long distance runner. He also worked as a professor in Math and Construction, but he reaches his maximum legacy for his role in the practice and teaching of urban architecture, being one of the forerunners of this in his country.
Qualified as a Renaissance man, Recinos never liked being the center of attention, neither he pursued fame in his work. Nevertheless, because of the magnitude of his work, the relevance of their wits and the size of their creations, Recinos does not go unnoticed in the urban landscape, being his work, characteristic details of the Guatemala City.