Miguel Rosales

Miguel Rosales (born 1961 in Guatemala) is president and principal designer of Rosales + Partners, an architecture firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in bridge aesthetics and design. Some examples of these bridges include; Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge, Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, and Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy River.[1]

Miguel A. Rosales
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Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology (SM 1987)
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
PracticeRosales + Partners
ProjectsLeonard 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
Frances Appleton Bridge
Tilikum Crossing

Early life and educationEdit

Rosales was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where he received a degree in architecture at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin. In 1985, he enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study Urban and Environmental Design, obtaining a SMArchS (Master of Science in Architecture Studies) degree in 1987.[2]


Rosales initially worked with Swiss engineer and bridge designer Christian Menn,[3] and from 1988 to 1996, Rosales served as the lead architect and urban designer for the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge over the Charles River.[4] This structure is part of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, informally called "The Big Dig".[5] During his tenure at this project, he mainly focused in improving the appearance of the highways and bridges as part of the project that helped transformed downtown Boston by removing an elevated highway and by opening access to the harbor.[6]

In 1997, he started his own independent architecture and engineering professional practice, Rosales + Partners, in Boston.[2] He was involved[clarification needed] in the design of three bridge projects: Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, South Carolina, completed in 2004, Puente Centenario,[7][unreliable source?] over the Panama Canal, Panama, completed in 2004 and Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge[8] over the Potomac River in Washington DC, completed in 2008. This latter bridge received an award.[9]

Other projects include the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas, completed in 2012, the Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, completed in 2013, the Moody Pedestrian Bridge, completed in 2016 in Austin Texas and the Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge and Longfellow Bridge Restoration completed in 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.[10][11]

Rosales lives on Mount Vernon Street in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston.[12]

Completed projectsEdit


  1. ^ Stephen Litt (18 June 2011). "A trio of pedestrian bridges proposed by Boston architect Miguel Rosales could change the face of Cleveland". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Rosales + Partners". Rosalespartners.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  3. ^ Murphy, Dan (April 11, 2012). "Miguel Rosales: Building a better bridge". Beacon Hill Times. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  4. ^ "Lawrence model bridge builders meet their role model". The Boston Globe. May 31, 2013. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  5. ^ a b "BUILDING BIG: Who Builds Big?: Interview Miguel Rosales". PBS. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Miguel Rosales: Building a Better Bridge for Esplanade". The Back Bay Sun. 10 April 2012. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Puente Centenario - Second Panama Canal Crossing, Panama". roadtraffic-technology.com. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-495 and I-95)". roadstothefutre.com. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Wins Prestigious Gustav Lindenthal Medal". thomasnet.com. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  10. ^ Jim Peipert (27 August 2012). "A pretty new link on the Trinity Trails". Thomasnet.com. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  11. ^ a b Daniel, Seth (25 October 2013). "Bridge Termed 'successful result'". Revere Journal. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  12. ^ Besser, Suzanne (June 9, 2015). "Corey and Rosales watch over the tree pits". Beacon Hill Times. The Independent Newspaper Group. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  13. ^ Nicolas Janberg. "Puente Centenario (Paraíso, 2004)". Structurae.net. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  14. ^ Nicolas Janberg. "George Washington Carver Bridge (Des Moines, 2004)". Structurae.net. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  15. ^ Nicolas Janberg (2014-07-29). "I-235 Pedestrian Bridges (Des Moines)". Structurae.net. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  16. ^ Hanna, Bill (23 April 2012). "Pedestrian bridge rises along Trinity River near downtown". Star-Telegram. Archived from the original on 19 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  17. ^ Brouillette, Julia (13 November 2014). "After seven years, Moody College sky bridge almost a reality". The Daily Texan. Retrieved 8 April 2016.

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