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Miró Rivera Architects

Miró Rivera Architects
Building a New Arcadia

The award-winning work of Miró Rivera Architects is explored through texts, drawings, and original photography; from the Circuit of the Americas to Vertical House, this richly illustrated book offers a unique approach to understanding architecture and urbanism in Texas and beyond.

October 2020
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448 pages | 9 x 12 | 226 color and 5 b&w photos, 95 color illustrations |

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—that embodies the particularities of place and blurs 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 at once elegant, controlled, and pleasant to inhabit. In all, Miró Rivera Architects has won more than one hundred design awards and represented American architecture at exhibitions worldwide.

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. Featuring essays by Michael Sorkin, Nina Rappaport, Juan Luis de las Rivas Sanz, and Carlos Jiménez—prominent thinkers in urban design and architecture—and new images by renowned photographers Iwan Baan and Sebastian Schutyser, this book examines Miró Rivera’s approach to Austin as a “landscape city” and situates the firm’s work in a global context related to concepts of nature, urbanism, sustainability, and history.


Miró Rivera Architects is an architecture firm based in Austin, Texas, that has garnered over one hundred design awards, including the AR Emerging Architecture Award and Texas Architecture Firm Award, and that was recognized in ArchDaily’s 2018 list of the world’s best architects. The firm has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications, including the German Museum of Architecture in Frankfurt, Aedes Gallery in Berlin, Architectural Record, and the Architectural Review.

Juan Miró has lectured and published extensively on the work of Miró Rivera Architects and the role of the architectural profession in civic life. He is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Urban Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Miguel Rivera is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the AIA National Young Architect Award. He has lectured in the United States and abroad, and his work has appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and Latin America.