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Juan Miró, FAIA | Architect

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Juan Miró 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, where he was awarded the William Edward Parsons Memorial Medal. He has been a licensed architect in Spain since 1988 and is a registered architect in the states of Texas and New York.

Prior to forming Miró Rivera Architects, Juan worked at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects in New York City from 1991–1996. Juan worked in Spain with his father Antonio Miró as well as with Fernando Higueras, Felix Candela and Santiago Calatrava on a wide range of projects.

Juan has lectured and published extensively on the work of Miró Rivera Architects, the role of the architectural profession in civic life, and issues within Mexican architecture and architectural history. He has given professional and academic lectures in the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Mexico. Juan is a Registered Architect in Texas, New York, and Spain as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He 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. In 2011, Juan was elevated to the organization’s College of Fellows in recognition of his contributions to the profession and to society.

Juan is a Professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture, where he has taught for over 20 years and served for four year as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. He was named a Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and belongs to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In 2015, he received the Texas Society of Architects’ Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions and the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.



“For universities, making the case for diversity…” The Conversation. August 9, 2018. With Edmund T. Gordon.

“Let’s build global consensus for reconnecting with nature.” Austin-American Statesman. October 18, 2017. With Fernando Lara.

“Is the ‘Uberization’ of public transportation the future for Texas cities?” Texas Tribune. September 21, 2017. With Junfeng Jiao.

“Plans for Muny, tract can’t ignore urgent UT interests.” Austin-American Statesman. April 27, 2017. With Jake Wegmann.

“Making Complex Systems Visible: ‘Between Geometry and Geography’ Carefully Uncovers the Layers of Mexico City.” ArchDaily. January 8, 2015.

“Landscape City: Nature and Urban Regeneration in American Cities.” Bitácora. July/November 2014. With Jose Luis de las Rivas Sanz.

“Miró: Brackenridge Tract is a great opportunity for UT, Austin.” Austin American-Statesman. March 14, 2014.