Manuel de Rivero (Lima, Peru 1973) is an architect and urbanist from Peru. Graduating with a B.Arch from the University Ricardo Palma (Lima, 1996) and a Master of Excellence in Architecture from the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam, 2002), he worked for MVRDV (The Netherlands) as a project leader (2002-05). He has taught for 20 years in many universities in the world and is currently the Dean of the Architecture School at Latin American Arts & Science University (UCAL) in Lima.
Since 2005 is co-leader (with Cesar Becerra and Fernando Puente Arnao) of 51-1 arquitectos, an architecture studio based in Lima that was named among the 30 emergent studios from Iberoamerica (2G Dossier, Spain, 2007). 51-1 was selected for the III Latin American Architecture Biennale (Pamplona, 2013) and for the Peruvian Pavilion at 13th Venice Biennale. Their work was nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize (Moscow, 2014) and they won the international competition for the extension of Medellin Museum of Modern Art in Colombia. Further projects include Mistura food fair, restaurants Maido and Astrid&Gaston, PUCP Culinary School, and houses like Pachamanca, Tudor and Serpiente (nominated for Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize).
Manuel de Rivero is a founding member of the think-tank Supersudaca and Chair of the Prince Claus Awards Committee in the Netherlands.