2019 Preservation Austin Awards
2018 World’s Best Architects | ArchDaily
2016 Architecture Firm Award | Texas Society of Architects
2016 Top 100 Projects | ArchDaily
2010 Top 100 Architects & Designers | Architectural Digest
2010 World Architecture News Awards
2009 International Biennial Architecture Prize
2006 & 2008 AR Awards for Emerging Architecture
2006 Firm Achievement Award | AIA Austin 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. The firm has garnered over 100 design awards, including the AR Emerging Architecture Award, the Texas Architecture Firm Award, and 40 local, state, and national AIA Awards. Emerging as one of the leading architectural voices in the nation, MRA has represented new architecture from the United States at exhibitions at the Museum of Architecture in Frankfurt and at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin. Their work has been extensively featured worldwide in numerous exhibitions and many prestigious publications, including Architectural Record, The Architectural Review, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, ArchDaily and the third volume of Phaidon’s 10 x 10 book series. To celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2020, the firm published a monograph entitled Miró Rivera Architects: Building a New Arcadia. Miró Rivera Architects views each project as a unique undertaking. Each work results from careful consideration of the particular requirements of the client, site and program. Woven into Miró Rivera’s diverse practice is a remarkable degree of craftsmanship, exacting proportions and a refined sense of materials and details which, though surely modern, demonstrate a respect for time-honored building traditions. A consistent emphasis on natural light, transparency, and clear architectural progressions build strong connections between interior and exterior. MRA’s designs bring clarity and restraint to a range of projects in which a very clear idea permeates the work, unifying and grounding it firmly in a sense of place. The firm currently consists of 12 people, including three design principals, Juan Miró, FAIA, Miguel Rivera, FAIA, and Ken Jones, AIA. MRA offers a wide range of architectural services including: urban design; institutional, commercial, and residential architecture; and interior design. MRA also maintains a commitment to sustainable building practices: its sustainable projects include the AISD Performing Arts Center (LEED Gold / 5 Stars, Austin Energy Green Building), LifeWorks (5 Stars, Austin Energy Green Building), Westridge Residence (5 Stars, Austin Energy Green Building), Milagro Springs Retreat (4 Stars, Austin Energy Green Building), and Spicewood Residence (3 Stars, Austin Energy Green Building).