Carlos Jimenez, born in Costa Rica, was a twenty-four year-old architect when Houston Fine Art Press discovered him working in a small studio he built for himself on credit cards, and commissioned his first major design/build project. The building received immediate international recognition and numerous architectural awards. Carlos subsequently designed many other important buildings in America and abroad, including the Tyler School of Art, the Spencer School of Art Building at Williams College Massachusetts, the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, the Administration/Junior School Building for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Evry Housing Tower in Evry, France and the Beniopa Civic Center in Gandia, Spain. His resume of honors, lectures, and publications is vast. He was a juror for eleven years on the prestigious Pritzker Architectural Prize jury. The President and First Lady of the United States attended the dinner when Carlos rotated off the jury.