Miró Rivera Architects (MRA) is an internationally-recognized architecture practice that has created a body of work that exemplifies design excellence, blurs art and architecture, and includes poetic and inspirational projects that enrich their landscapes. Services include: residential, commercial and institutional architecture; urban design; and interior design. Download a portfolio of selected projects here.
Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP
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 Miró worked in New York City from 1991-1996 at Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, and in Spain with his father Antonio Miró, Fernando Higueras, Felix Candela and Santiago Calatrava on a wide range of projects.
Juan is a Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches design, construction, and Mexican architecture. In his teaching, practice, and research he explores his interests in the role of the architectural profession in civic life, the relationship between the manmade and Nature, and the relevance of history for designers. In 2011 Juan received the Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and in 2016 he received the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System.
Juan Miró is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and has served as a juror for many 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.
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 is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects (TSA). In 2005, Miguel was awarded the AIA National Young Architect Award, and in 2014 he was elevated to the College of Fellows. He has served on AIA design awards juries in New York City, Colorado, Chicago and Alabama and was a juror for the Bi-Annual design awards for the Colegio de Arquitectos of 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, he was an associate at Mitchell/Giurgola Architects in New York City (1991-2000), where
he was involved in many award-winning large-scale, institutional projects.
Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
Principal Ken Jones has worked with the firm since 2001. Ken consistently manages the office’s most complex and demanding projects. His responsibilities have included coordinating program, sustainability and budgetary goals between the design team, contractor and owner; leading the architectural team in production of construction documents; negotiating and refining design solutions that meet the needs of the Owner; meeting code requirements and obtaining required permitting; and performing regular observation of construction. Ken has extensive experience with Austin’s entitlement and permitting processes, Commercial Design Standards, the Austin Energy Green Building program, and LEED certification.
As a project manager, Ken excels at providing the leadership to enable all team members to reach their highest potential. In all facets of his work, he exemplifies professional integrity and consistently strives to create architecture that is both responsible and beautiful. Throughout his tenure at MRA, Ken has demonstrated a commanding ability to manage complex projects with multiple consultants and difficult budgetary requirements while preserving the design integrity of the project.
Rosa M. Rivera received her B.A. from Barnard College at Columbia University and her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. As a founding partner and business principal of both Juan Miró Architects and Miró Rivera Architects, Rosa oversees all administrative, accounting and business development.