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Lecture Series Fall 2020

Andrea Love
Performing Beautifully: Fusion of Design and Performance
August 18

Kia Weatherspoon
Design Without Labels - Design EquityTM Strategies for All People
September 23

Juan Miro
Childs Memorial Lecture
Building A New Arcadia: Reflecting On 20 Years of Work
October 7

Katherine Williams
Harnessing the Vortex: Maximizing a Career in Architecture
October 28

Saúl Alcántara
Mexico-Tenochtitlan: A Lacustrine Landscape between History and Innovation
November 4

Jay Cephas
Authentically You: Histories of Navigating Race and Identity in Data Landscapes
November 11


Lecture Series Fall 2020: Juan Miro

Building a New Arcadia. Reflecting on 20 years of work

Vertical House
Vertical House: Characterized by clean lines, sheer glass walls, and sculptural sun shades, the Vertical House offers an intriguing counterpoint to its forest-like setting.

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for a lecture by Childs Memorial Lecturer Juan Miró on October 7! The lecture, "Building a New Arcadia: Reflecting on 20 years of work", will discuss issues that have become particularly relevant these days: how architecture can connect people to the landscape, changing perceptions of density in cities, how cities relate to nature, how public and private spaces shape people and the common threads that connect very diverse people in cities.

Architects: earn 1 LU/HSW by attending this lecture!
This webinar is approved by the AIA for 1 HSW credit. If you would like your attendance reported, please register for the event, attend the lecture, and afterwards email your full name and AIA member number to

About Juan Miró
Juan Miró is a native of Barcelona who received his professional degree at the Escuela de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. As a Fulbright Scholar he completes a post-professional Master's degree at Yale University. Before forming Miró Rivera Architects, Juan worked at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates in New York. Juan worked in Spain with his father Antonio Miró as well as with Fernando Higueras, Felix Candela and Santiago Calatrava on a range of projects.

Juan has lectured and published extensively on the work of Miró Rivera Architects, the role of the architectural profession in civic life, and issues within Mexican architecture and architectural history. In 2011, Juan was elevated to the AIA's College of Fellows in recognition of his contributions to the profession and to society. Juan is a professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture, where he has taught for more than 20 years and served for four year as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. He was named a Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and belongs to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In 2015, he received the Texas Society of Architects' Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions and the University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.