Professor Juan Miró, FAIA, 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 faculty member at the UTSOA since 1997 where he teaches architectural and urban design, construction, and Mexican Architecture. Since 1998, Professor Miró has directed Studio Mexico, a program at the UTSOA that affords students the opportunity to travel to Mexico to study Mexican architecture and design. Professor Miró has lectured and written on Mexican Architecture with a special focus on the ancient city of Teotihuacan.
Professor Miró is also a principal and founder of Miró Rivera Architects, an architectural firm based in Austin. The firm works on a variety of projects spanning from urban design to institutional and commercial buildings to residential architecture. The work of Miró Rivera Architects has been nationally and internationally recognized, garnering over 70 design awards, among them 28 AIA awards and 8 international awards, including two prestigious AR Emerging Architecture Awards from the Architectural Review in London. The work of the firm has also earned features in numerous publications worldwide and has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Architecture in Frankfurt, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, and the Aedes Gallery in Berlin. In his teaching, practice, and research Professor Miró explores the connections between architectural design, place making, Nature, and the relevance of history. He regularly lectures about his work in professional and academic settings in the US and abroad.
Professor Miró was named a Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers of the University of Texas at Austin. Other teaching awards include the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award and the ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award.
Professor Miró is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has served as a juror for many AIA design award competitions at the national, state, and local levels. In 2011, Professor Miró was elevated to the organization’s College of Fellows in recognition of his contributions to society as an educator and a designer.
Prior to settling in Austin, Professor Miró worked on the design of a wide range of projects in Spain with his late father, Antonio Miró, and at Gwathmey Siegel and Associates in New York City from 1991-1996.
- Professional Degree in Architecture, Universidad Politécnica, MadridM.Arch., Yale University
- Mexican architecture and architectural history
- the role of architects in the shaping of cities in the U.S. and abroad