Born in San Jose, Costa Rica (l959), Carlos Jimenez 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 l983. 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 (2001-2011). Numerous awards for excellence in design and teaching. 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, Washington DC and Philadelphia.