Miriam has a BA in Economics and Italian Literature from Cornell University and an M.Arch from Yale University School of Architecture, where she was awarded the William Edward Parsons Memorial Medal for the student showing the most promise in urban design.
She is a principal at Peterson Rich Office, an interdisciplinary design studio based on Gowanus, Brooklyn. PRO has been recognized for work at multiple scales, from awards by Architizer and the American Institute of Architects, to feature articles in the New York Times. In 2018 Peterson Rich Office was awarded the New Practice New York prize by AIA New York and was named to the 2018 ‘Design Vanguard’ by Architectural Record Magazine.
Miriam has taught at Parsons School of Design, Wesleyan University, and NYIT. She has been a guest critic at Harvard GSD, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Syracuse University, Pratt, and The Cooper Union.“
MArch, Yale University