Best Grandstandin'

Miró Rivera Architects at Circuit of the Americas

Why do they call it a stand if it's got seats? UT architecture professor Juan Miró and his partner Miguel Rivera designed the canvas-shaded grandstands for the Circuit of the Americas. If Texas winters keep getting hotter, they'll be the best place to keep yourself cool while the cars are burning up the track. While they stop your brain from boiling, the design duo will be busy at work on the new observation tower and amphitheater.

Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512/301-6600
www.circuitoftheamericas.com

Miró Rivera Architects
505 Powell, 512/477-7016
www.mirorivera.com