Director, Studio Mexico
IDP Educator Coordinator
GOL 4.116 | office
+1 512 471 0182 | phone
+1 512 471 0716 | fax
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009
EducationProfessional Degree in Architecture, Universidad Politécnica, Madrid M.Arch., Yale University
areas of interestDesign; Construction; Mexican architecture and architectural history; the role of architects in the shaping of cities in the U.S. and abroad
Juan Miró, AIA, LEED AP, was born in Barcelona and obtained his professional degree at the Escuela de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In 1989 he earned a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a post-professional Master's degree at Yale University. He has been a licensed architect in Spain since 1988 and is a registered architect in the states of Texas, New York and Utah. Juan Miró is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and has served as a juror for several AIA design award competitions at the national, state, and local levels.
Professor Miró has directed since 1998 Studio Mexico, a program at the UTSOA that affords students the opportunity to explore Mexican culture through the study of Mexican architecture, traveling, sketching and design. Professor Miró has lectured and written about Mexican Architecture, with especial focus on the ancient city of Teotihuacan. In his teaching, practice and research Professor Miró explores the interconnectedness between architectural design, place making and the relevance of history. He is particularly interested in looking at architectural history with the eyes of a designer.
Professor Miró was awarded the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999 and the New Faculty Teaching Award given by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in 2000. In 2004, Juan was awarded an Austin Under 40 award in recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the Austin community.
Professor Miró is currently Principal of Miró Rivera Architects, an award-winning architectural firm located in Austin, Texas. The firm works on a variety of projects including urban design, institutional, commercial, and residential architecture. Juan Miró has lectured and published extensively on the work of Miró Rivera Architects, the role of the architectural profession in civic life.
In the last few years, Miró Rivera Architects has emerged as one of the leading new architectural voices in the United States, creating a body of work that exemplifies design excellence and that has been recognized nationally and internationally with over 30 design awards including 17 American Institute of Architects design awards and the 2006 AR Emerging Architecture Award in London. The work of Miró Rivera Architects has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Museum of Architecture in Frankfurt and at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin. In addition, Miró Rivera Architects has been featured nationally and internationally in over 100 articles in periodicals and about 25 books.
Prior to forming Miró Rivera Architects, Juan Miró worked in Spain with his father Antonio Miró on a wide range of projects and at Gwathmey Siegel and Associates in New York City from 1991-1996.