Miguel Rosales

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Miguel A. Rosales
Born 1961
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Occupation Architect
Practice Rosales + Partners
Projects Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy
Puente Centenario
George Washington Carver Bridge
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge
Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge
Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
Port Columbus Airport Crossover Taxiway Bridge
Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge

Miguel Rosales (born 1961 in Guatemala) is president and principal designer of Rosales + Partners, a transportation architecture firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Miguel Rosales is an architect specialized in bridge aesthetics and design, with more than 25 years of experience in urban design and bridge architecture. His thorough understanding of both structure and design allows him to conceive bridges that are both innovative and visually outstanding. Working closely with the community and accepting their input on the design, he creates bridges that become sources of pride and symbols of the areas in which they are built.

Mr. Rosales was the lead architect and urban designer for Boston’s Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge over the Charles River and the Liberty Bridge in Greenville, South Carolina.[1] His current major US bridge projects include the Trinity River Vision Bridges in Fort Worth, Texas; the restoration and rehabilitation of the historic Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, the North Coast Harbor Pedestrian Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio,[2] the Moody Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas,[3] and the Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts. He has received grants from the NEA, AIA/AAF, and MIT to research bridge and infrastructure design and is the recipient of several awards including a 1993 Young Architects Design Award from Progressive Architecture magazine.

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts
The Liberty Bridge in Greenville, South Carolina
The Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC
The George Washington Carver Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa


Awards and Publications[edit]

  • Advanced Study & Research Scholarship, AIA/American Architecture Foundation
    • Research on Swiss and Spanish bridge structures
  • 1993 P/A Young Architects Award
    • Published in Progressive Architecture
  • "A Textbook Case of Community Participation: Des Moines, Iowa, bridge project designed with local issues in mind"
    • Bridge Builder, February/March 1999
  • "Spanning the Charles"
    • Structures, January 2000

Completed Projects[edit]

  • I-235 Pedestrian Bridges, Des Moines, Iowa[6]
    • Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge
    • 40th Street Pedestrian Bridge
    • 44th Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • East Locust Street Streetscape Improvements, Des Moines, Iowa

Current projects[edit]

  • Moody Pedestrian Bridge, Austin, Texas
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge from the Malls to the Lakefront, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fore River Bridge Replacement, Quincy-Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Lakefront Connector Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio[12]
  • North Coast Harbor Pedestrian Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Trinity River Vision Bridges, Fort Worth, Texas


  1. ^ http://greenvillejournal.com/local/3656-a-park-s-birthday-a-city-s-rebirth.html A park’s birthday, a city’s rebirth
  2. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2014/06/north_coast_harbor_bridge_plan.html North Coast Harbor bridge plans are beautiful but cost rises to $8M, thanks to lengthy review of plans
  3. ^ http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2014/11/13/after-seven-years-moody-college-sky-bridge-almost-a-reality After seven years, Moody College sky bridge almost a reality
  4. ^ http://structurae.net/structures/puente-centenario Puente Centenario Structurae-Puente Centenario
  5. ^ http://structurae.net/structures/george-washington-carver-bridge Structurae-George Washington Carver Bridge
  6. ^ http://structurae.net/structures/i-235-pedestrian-bridges Structurae-I-235 Pedestrian Bridges
  7. ^ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/profile/interview/rosales.html BUILDING BIG: Who Builds Big? - PBS
  8. ^ http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/04/23/3906512/pedestrian-bridge-rises-along.html#storylink=misearch Pedestrian bridge rises along Trinity River near downtown
  9. ^ http://www.reverejournal.com/2012/11/30/bridge-to-beach-is-officially-open/# Bridge to Beach is Officially Open
  10. ^ http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/08/03/city-preps-plan-for-new-bridge-charlestown/jFS6WohExJvQFqHjekAm9H/story.html New Charlestown-North End bridge in the works
  11. ^ http://backbaysun.com/2012/04/10/miguel-rosales-building-a-better-bridge-for-esplanade/ Miguel Rosales: Building a Better Bridge for Esplanade
  12. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2014/08/miguel_rosales_and_parsons_bri.html#incart_m-rpt-1 Team of Miguel Rosales and Parsons Brinckerhoff ranked top choice to design lakefront pedestrian bridge

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