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Terry (Terence) Riley - As an architect, museum professional, teacher, and critic, Terence Riley is an internationally recognized leader in the design and development of cultural facilities and programs with great architectural significance worldwide.

Riley has played a lead role in the architect selection and design processes for the renovation and expansion of The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Miami Art Museum, and the Museum of Art, Design and the Environment (Murcia, Spain). In addition, Riley has served on international juries for numerous important projects, including the Reina Sofia National Museum (Madrid), the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon (Washington DC), and the Museum of Latin American Art (Buenos Aires). He has also served as an advisor to both the public and private sectors with regard to such projects as the Taiwan Tourism Infrastructure Development, the World Trade Center site redevelopment in New York City, and the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.

Riley is a founding partner of K/R (Keenen/Riley, 1984), an architectural studio well known for its designs for art museums, galleries, artists, and collectors. Riley studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University and is a licensed architect, certified nationally by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. An acclaimed author and contributor to journals and other publications on design, he lectures frequently and has taught at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and at numerous other architecture schools. 

In 1991, Riley was invited to join the curatorial staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). After having served as the senior curator in the field for 10 years, he was given the title of Philip Johnson Chief Curator for Architecture and Design in 2002, in recognition of his accomplishments. During his tenure at MoMA, Mr. Riley played a key role in the successful development and launch of MoMA’s expanded and renovated facility, which opened to international acclaim in 2004. He was also responsible for the design and installation of the new Architecture and Design Galleries, housing the preeminent collection of its kind in the world.

Riley joined the Miami Art Museum (MAM) as its director in March 2006. In this role, Mr. Riley led the museum through the design phase of a major expansion. He led the museum’s Architect Selection Committee, which selected Herzog & de Meuron to design an innovative new waterfront home in Miami’s Museum Park. Subsequently, he oversaw a coordinated design process that involved architects, engineers, and consultants in Miami, Basel, New York, London, and Frankfurt. Unanimously approved by the museum’s trustees and the City of Miami government, the project has been awarded $100 million in public funding and is slated to break ground in 2010.

Manuel Clavel Rojo Spanish architect Manuel Clavel Rojo’s work takes everyone who is directly or indirectly linked to the project – clients, neighbours, users, observers – into consideration, as a point of departure. Taking their diversity into account, solutions, objectives and proposal are drawn. His practice, Clavel Architects, specialises in projects that are bound by economic, social, environmental and political requirements, while being technically viable at the same time. The practice has proved time and again that it is possible to offer the finest architectural solutions while not compromising on strict budgets, environmental concerns and deadlines. The strong, multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, biologists and interior designers together add to the complexity and diversity of the project the practice embarks upon. With projects across varying scales, the practice chooses to work only those that offer the potential of creating a better city at large, regardless of size or budget.

Rene GonzalezFor Mr. Gonzalez, Principal, architecture is a sensory experience. His approach is based on the idea that the buildings we inhabit have a profound impact on our lives, and therefore should be designed to leave lasting, positive impressions. Tactile, experiential, and holistic, the work of Rene Gonzalez Architects demonstrates a belief in the inextricable connection between nature and architecture. He seeks to distill the essence of a place by interpreting patterns, ideas, and cultural conditions, rather than imposing stylized architectural forms. His is a holistic approach that integrates architecture, interiors, and the landscape. The heightened experiential quality in his work is achieved through the manipulation of spaces, materials and perception. The unexpected juxtaposition of these elements in the firm’s work reveals the potential of architecture to be memorable and timeless.

Rene is especially attuned to environmental issues that are affecting the world, and which will drastically alter design practice in the coming years. RGA is receiving widespread attention for its efforts to respond to these emerging conditions by developing resilient solutions to sea-level rise in coastal communities. The projects his firm is designing reveal his commitment to embracing and celebrating the environment, and thereby seizing the opportunity to enhance our future. 

He founded his firm, Rene Gonzalez Architects, in 1997, and has since received a number of prestigious awards, including two from the American Institute of Architecture. He was the first Miami architect in more than 50 years to be honored twice by the organization for projects in this city. Rene is also the recipient of AIA Miami’s 2012 H. Samuel Kruse Silver Medal for Design and the firm received AIA Miami’s 2011 Firm of the Year award. RGA has been honored with a total of twelve Miami AIA Awards, one Florida AIA Award, Interior Design magazine’s Best of the Year Award for retail design, Metropolitan Home’s Home of the Year Award for design excellence, University of Florida School of Architecture's 2010 Alumni Design Excellence Award and has been named by Condé Nast’s House & Garden as one of 50 designers internationally that represent the future of design. His firm’s work has been published in dozens of national and international publications. In July 2018, Monacelli published the first monograph on the firm’s work, entitled "Not Lost in Translation."

Rene has lectured and taught on architecture and design at UCLA, University of Virginia, University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida International University, Universidad San Francisco de Ecuador, and Universidad Central de Venezuela. He was an Honorary Trustee at MoCA Miami and served on The Wolfsonian-Florida International University Advisory Board. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Victor DoverVictor Dover serves as principal-in-charge for many of the firm's design and planning projects. He has led more than 150 charrettes. Victor lectures widely around the nation on the topics of livable communities and sustainable development, and was national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) from 2010 to 2012. He recently coauthored, with John Massengale, the bestselling book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley 2014). Victor has been awarded the John Nolen Medal for contributions to urbanism, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami.