Carlos Jiménez teaches both undergraduate and graduate studios and a seminar on architecture, film, literature, and music case studies. He began his teaching career at Rice as a visiting critic in 1987 and as full time faculty in 1997. Professor Jiménez graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Architecture in 1981, receiving best thesis and best portfolio awards. He established, Carlos Jiménez Studio, in Houston in 1983. He has taught at numerous universities in addition to frequently acting as lecturer, Juror and Visiting Critic at universities and cultural institutions in the US and internationally. He was a long-term jury member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2001-2011).
Jiménez has won several awards for excellence in design and teaching, most notably Design Intelligence “Most Admired Educator 2013”, Rice University’s “2013 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching”, AIA Houston “Educator of the Year 2009”, Tecnologico de Monterrey-Queretaro Academic Leader 2009 and 2010, AIA Houston Honor Award (2007, 2008), Charles Duncan Award Rice University (2006), Chicago Athenaeum Architecture Award (2004), AIA Indianapolis Honor Awards (2003), Architecture (2002), Architectural Record Houses (1990, 1994, 1996, 2004), Progressive Architecture Young Architects (1987), The Architectural League of New York Young Architects (1988) and Emerging Voices (1994), and Forty under Forty (1995). The work of Carlos Jiménez Studio has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Principal built works include the Houston Fine Art Press, the Central Administration / Junior School Building for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Spencer Studio Art Building at Williams College Massachusetts, the Cummins Engine Child Development Center in Columbus, Indiana, the Irwin Mortgage Corporate Headquarters in Indianapolis, the Library Service Center and Data Center for Rice University, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, the Evry Housing Tower in Evry, France, and the Saint George Hotel in Marfa, Texas.
Jiménez’s works and writings can be found in “Carlos Jiménez: House and Studio” (2003), “Carlos Jiménez Buildings” (1996), “Crowley” (2009), as well as in monographic issues such as 2-G “Carlos Jiménez” (Barcelona, 2000) and A+U “Carlos Jiménez” No. 306 (Tokyo, 1996), Progressive Architecture, Architecture, Korean Architect, The New York Times Design Magazine, Taschen Architecture Now, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Arquine, Arquitectura Viva, A&V, Architectural Record, Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture, Oris, Phaidon’s 10 x10 – 3, The Architectural Review and Lotus International.