Brian Rivera

Brian Rivera

New York, NY, US

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Junior Architect with a focus on sustainable and accessible design and experience in civic leadership. Currently at Goshow Architects, a woman-owned firm with direct involvement in city and state colleges and universities, higher ed. learning institutions, and civic buildings. 


Brian's School Blog on Archinect:

FIU School of Architecture News : FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

The School of Architecture is composed of three closely aligned departments: Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. Jointly headed by the three department chairs, the School of Architecture provides a rich and diverse platform for interdisciplinary activities at the curricular and research levels.

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Goshow Architects, New York, Junior Architect

Schematic design & design development for Stony Brook University interior renovations, including a new student learning center. Architectural drafting and support for numerous institutional projects including New York City Intermediate and High Schools, City/State College and University campus projects (student housing, quad offices, classrooms, labs, research centers), and residential buildings.

Jan 2018 - current

Atkins, Miami, Intern Architect

On the Vision Team (schematic design) with two principles for two design-build pursuits: the new Carnival Cruise Lines Terminal in the Port of Miami and the Port Canaveral Norwegian Cruise Lines Terminal.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Florida International University, Miami, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lead discussion sessions on architectural history ranging from antiquity to the modern era.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016


Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

MBUS Leads Scholar, Graduate Certificate of Architectural History, Theory, & Criticism, Florida Higher Education for the Arts Network student advocate, Alpha Rho Chi Professional Fraternity Inc Worthy Alumni, International Association for Professional Writers & Editors

Aug 2012 - May 2017


Graduate Certificate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism, Other

Earned for co-teaching undergraduate-level seminars and history of architecture courses, as well as grading essays and student work.


2017 Class of MBUS Leads, Scholarship

MBUS Leads has allowed me to network with professionals in the field that are well connected, including the developer for Herzog & de Meuron buildings in Miami. And my best experience thus far was being mentored by Michael Larkin, zoning lawyer for architects with some of the largest projects in Miami. They offered the best advice going forward at this point in my career, and connections that last a lifetime.


Florida Higher Education Arts Network (FHEAN), Award


FIU Undergraduate BEA Architects Scholarship, Scholarship


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