Ricardo Muñoz, AIA (he/him/his) joins the School of Architecture in Fall 2022 as a Part-Time Instructor. He will teach ARC 606.
Ricardo is a licensed architect in Texas and is an Associate Principal at Page Southerland Page, Inc. where he is a Lead Designer. Ricardo’s project experience ranges in scope, scale, and typology across the country. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Ricardo was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he taught upper-level and graduate design studios as well as BIM and Visualization courses from 2012-2022. Prior to joining Page, Ricardo worked at Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris, France, Peter Rose + Partners in Cambridge, MA, and 5Gstudio_collaborative and Booziotis & Company Architects both in Dallas, TX.
Ricardo’s work focuses on exploring methods and strategies to develop optimal solutions in massing, envelope, orientation, program, and adjoining landscapes to work with the realities of climate. Having been born in Costa Rica and traveling every year to visit the country, impressed upon him a passion to study the relationship between the natural world and the built environment. In 2022 Texas Architect Magazine published his article “Dallas Diamonds” covering a new hotel in the Design District and how it ties into context and urban environment. Ricardo is also interested in visual communication and uses his BIM and Visualization courses as a testing ground to explore new forms of representation.
In 2015 Ricardo was awarded a “What’s Next” Seed Grant from the University of Texas at Arlington to study future spaces in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. He was awarded fellowships by the Dallas Center for Architecture in 2015 and 2014 to travel to London, UK and Oaxaca, Mexico respectively.
Ricardo serves on the AIA Dallas Design Awards and Columns Committees. He has served on the City of Dallas’ Peak’s Suburban / Edison La Vista Historic District Task Force since 2019. He was nominated for the Civitella Ranieri Prize for Architecture in 2021. He has won AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards in 2021, 2018, and 2016. In 2020 he was presented with the 2020 Service Award from the University of Texas at Arlington for “loyalty, professionalism, and commitment to the success of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.” In 2016 Ricardo was recognized with a Studio Award from the Texas Society of Architects.
Ricardo earned a Master of Architecture I in 2012 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) in 2007 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also completed studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ETSAV in 2007.