AIA Judges: Juan Miró, Heather McKinney and Richard Archer

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 12:00 am  

Juan Miró, FAIA, LEED AP • Heather McKinney, FAIA • Richard Archer, FAIA, LEED AP

Heather McKinney, FAIA
Heather McKinney, FAIA,  is the founding principal of McKinney York Architects which she started in Austin, Texas, in 1983. Her work focuses on combining traditional vernacular forms with contemporary detailing while allowing the specific needs and desires of the client to create unique design solutions. She was the 1992 recipient of the Texas Society of Architects Young Profession Achievement Award. In 2010, McKinney served as president of the Texas Society of Architects.

Juan Miró, FAIA, LEED AP
Born in Barcelona, Juan Miró obtained his professional degree at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In 1989 he earned a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a post-professional Master’s degree at Yale University. He is a professor, teaching design, construction, and Mexican architecture at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and has served as a juror for many AIA design award competitions. In 2011, Juan was elevated to the organization’s College of Fellows in recognition of his contributions to the profession and to society.

Richard Archer, FAIA, LEED AP
Richard Archer is a founding principal of Overland Partners, a firm who leads complex institutional public projects.  He has lectured widely and served on numerous design juries across the country.  Rick is an outstanding Young Alumnus of the University of Texas where he graduated in 1979 as Valedictorian. His involvement at UT continues through the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association, the Centennial Commission, Commission of 125, and chairing the School of Architecture Advisory Council. Archer is married to Carol Kelly Archer. They have five children.



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