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.