Carie Penabad and Adib Cúre
Bio: Founding principals Adib Cúre and Carie Penabad have insisted on the importance of architecture and the design of the city as a singular investigation where inquiry and realization, poetry and practicality, history and invention are inextricably linked. The work of the firm brings together the experience and cultures of three different countries: Colombia, where Cúre was born; Cuba where Penabad’s ancestors are from; and the United States, where the couple studied at the University of Miami and Harvard.
The Miami-based firm of CÚRE & PENABAD has received numerous awards including over a dozen American Institute of Architects awards, state and local preservation awards, a Silver Medal prize at the 2010 Miami Biennale and were finalists for the prestigious Marcus Prize. Most recently, the firm received the prestigious Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, a competition that recognizes individuals with a distinct design voice and a significant body of realized work.
Parallel to their design practice, Cúre and Penabad have engaged in teaching, writing and research. Publications include: Marion Manley: Miami’s First Women Architect (University of Georgia Press, 2010) and Call to Order: Sustaining Simplicity in Architecture (ORO Publishers, 2018). They are currently Professors at the University of Miami School of Architecture, where Penabad serves as Associate Dean and Director of the Undergraduate program. They have taught at Northeastern University, Boston Architectural Center, and Yale University as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors of Architectural Design.