Carlos Jimenez

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica (l959). Moved to the United States in l974. Graduated from the University of Houston School of Architecture in l981, receiving awards for best thesis project and best portfolio. Established own office in Houston in l982.

carlos_jimenez.jpgVisiting professor at Rice University (l987, l994, l997), Texas A & M University (l987, l989), Southern California Institute of Architecture (l990, l991), U.C.L.A. (1990), University of Texas at Arlington (l990-l996), University of Houston (l991, l994), Williams College (l994), University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (l995, 2002), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (l996, l997), Tulane University (l996), University of Texas at Austin (l997, 2004), University of California, Berkeley (l999), University of Oregon (2000). Lecturer, Juror and Visiting Critic at universities and cultural institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean , Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Tenured professor at Rice University School of Architecture since the year 2000. Jury member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2000-2008).Awards for excellence in design from the American Institute of Architects, Houston Honor Award (2008, 2007), Charles Duncan Award, Rice University (2006), Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award (2004), Architectural Record Record Houses Award (2004, 1996, 1994, 1990), AIA Indianapolis Honor Awards (2003), Architecture (2002), Progressive Architecture Young Architects (l987), The Architectural League of New York Young Architects (l988) and Emerging Voices (l994), Forty under Forty (l995), Tulane University’s First Favrot Chair in Architecture (l996), U.T. Austin’s McDermott Visiting Professor (l997) and Ruth Carter Stevenson Chair in Architecture (2004), Harvard University’s Eliot Noyes Visiting Design Professor (l997), Universidad del Diseno’s Doctor Honoris Causa (l998), U.C. Berkeley’s Friedman Visiting Professor (1999), University of Oregon’s Pietro Beluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor (2000). Work exhibited at museums and galleries in Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, Montreal, Santa Monica, Austin, Mexico City, Manhattan-Kansas, Williamstown, New Orleans, Fort Worth, Chicago, Cambridge, Arrecife – Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Kansas City, Dallas, Greencastle, Greenwich, and Washington DC.

Principal built works include among others the Houston Fine Art Press, the Lynn Goode Gallery, the Central Administration/Junior School Building for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Spencer Studio Art Building at Williams College Massachusetts, the Cummins Engine Child Development Center in Columbus Indiana, the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, Indiana, the Irwin Mortgage Corporate Headquarters, Indiana, and the Library Service Center at Rice University. Current works include the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Rice University’s Data Center, and Evry Housing, Evry France. Built work published in three authored books (Barcelona – l991, New York – l996, Cambridge – 2003), and four monographic issues (Tokyo – l996, Buenos Aires – l996, Seoul – l996, Barcelona – 2000 ). Work also published in specialized books and catalogues, national and international journals such as Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Interiors, Architecture, Ottagono, A+U, The Architectural Review, Quaderns dí Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Arquitectura, The New York Times Design Magazine, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Casabella, A& V, Arquitectura Viva, Arquitectura, Hauser, Basa, Piso, Diseno Interior, Arquine, and Lotus International.


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