About Miguel Rosales
Miguel Rosales is the president and principal designer of Rosales + Partners and an internationally recognized expert in bridge aesthetics and design. He has more than twenty-eight years of experience as a leading bridge architect and designer for major infrastructure projects in the United States and abroad. Prior to forming Rosales + Partners, he provided architectural and urban design services for the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, helping to develop the innovative cable-stayed bridge and guide it through a complex public participation process.
Mr. Rosales received a Diploma in Architecture from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from MIT. He is noted for his practical ability to balance technical and aesthetic principles, conceiving cost-effective architectural bridge enhancements, and delivering iconic bridges that have become symbols of identity and community pride.
About the Zakim Bridge
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge was constructed as part of The Big Dig Project in Boston. The Zakim bridge, as it is known locally, is one of the widest cable-stayed bridges in the world and serves as the northern entrance to and exit from Boston. The Bridge is named after civil rights activist Lenny Zakim and the American colonists who fought the British in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Learn More
"The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is setting a wonderful precedent in naming this bridge after Lenny Zakim and the citizens who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, I am proud that we are celebrating the ideals of patriotism, freedom and diversity by dedicating this bridge in their honor. May this remind us all of the difference that one person's decision to stand up to injustice and fight for freedom, respect and diversity can make in the lives of others and in the history of our nation." - Governor Jane Swift at 2002 Bridge dedication.
About the Eiffel Tower
An object of discord, desire, and fascination, the Eiffel Tower never fails to impress. The plan to build a tower 300 meters high was conceived, as part of a wager, during preparation for the 1889 World's Fair. The wager was "to study the possibility of erecting an iron tower on the Champ-de-Mars with a square base, 125 meters across and 300 meters tall." Gustave Eiffel, an entrepreneur, and his team of two engineers and an architect, accepted the challenge leading to one of today's most recognizable landmarks in the world. Learn More
About MosaïqueCultural programs are at the core of the French Cultural Center’s mission to promote the vibrant growth of Francophone cultures and the French language in New England. From art exhibits, concerts, and film screenings to author talks and children’s workshops, we continually seek to welcome experts in various cultural fields to provide a window onto the diverse cultures of the Francophone world. In November 2016, the Mosaïque Cultural Fund celebrates five years of providing critical support for exceptional and expanded cultural programming that strives to challenge, educate, excite and inspire our New England communities.
This event is made possible thanks in part to Natixis Global Asset Management, the Mosaïque Cultural Fund, and Vinadeis.