Miró Rivera Architects: Building a New Arcadia

Presented by Architecture Center Houston, Rice Design Alliance and AIA Houston Latinos in Architecture.

Free and open to the public. After registering for the event, a Zoom link will be emailed.
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November 17, 2020
6:00 PM
Zoom

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Miró Rivera Architects: Building a New Arcadia
Juan Miró and Miguel Rivera
November 17, 6pm
Presented by Architecture Center Houston, Rice Design Alliance and AIA Houston Latinos in Architecture

Over the course of twenty years, acclaimed studio Miró Rivera Architects has produced an innovative, refined, and imaginative body of work—both modern, and respectful of time-honored building traditions. Their designs embody the particularities of place, and blur the line between art and architecture. The firm’s diverse practice weaves together a commitment to craftsmanship, with a honed sense of materiality and space, to create structures that are at once elegant, controlled, and pleasant to inhabit.

Join Juan Miró, FAIA, and Miguel Rivera, FAIA, for an online conversation about their forthcoming book, Miró Rivera Architects: Building a New Arcadia (University of Texas Press, Dec 2020). The talk is moderated by Carlos Jiménez, professor at Rice University School of Architecture and principal and lead designer of Carlos Jiménez Studio.

The first from the firm, this volume provides critical insight into the studio’s creative process through texts, 95 drawings, and 231 photographs, exploring two decades of work that has helped bring Texas architecture onto the international stage. In all, Miró Rivera Architects has won more than one hundred design awards, and has represented American architecture at exhibitions worldwide.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the presenters.

This event will be presented via Zoom. Registration is free and open to the public. Registration is open through Monday, November 16; registrants will receive additional information, including the event URL, by email ahead of the event. This event is free and open to the public. Please consider making a donation, to support Architecture Center Houston programs, which strives to cultivate public appreciation for architecture and its effect on the human experience through design-focused programming.

AIA Credit: 1.0 LU