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Miguel Rivera, FAIA | Architect

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Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP

Miguel Rivera was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture. He earned his Master of Architecture from Columbia University, in New York.

Miguel was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2014, and in 2005 he received the AIA National Young Architect Award. Miguel is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects. He has served as chair for the AIA New York City design awards committee, a juror for AIA design awards in Colorado, Chicago and Alabama and as a juror for the Bi-Annual design awards for the Colegio de Arquitectos of Puerto Rico. Miguel is licensed in Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico.

Miguel has lectured at The Universities of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Veracruz, Tennessee, Buffalo, Louisiana, Munich and UNAM in Mexico. His work has been published in several books and numerous publications including Architectural Record and the New York Times and has been exhibited in Berlin, Venice Architectural Biennale and at the Hostos Art Gallery in New York City.

Before forming Miró Rivera Architects with Juan Miró in 2000, Miguel was an associate at Mitchell/Giurgola Architects in New York City (1991-2000), where he was involved in several award-winning large-scale, institutional projects.



"They Build This City." Tribeza Magazine. October 2016.

“Conversation with Miguel Rivera.” Modern Austin. July 14, 2016.

“Inside Architects’ Homes: Miguel Rivera.” World Architecture News. May 8, 2013.