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Lecture: Henry R. Muñoz III

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The Architecture of Change: Politics of Identity in the United States

A virtual lecture from Henry R. Muñoz III

Thursday, April 1, 12:00pm

Stream on: Facebook Live*


Henry R. Muñoz III (born December 1959) is a nationally respected voice on behalf of the Latino community, an award-winning designer, and a leader at the highest levels of American politics, art, public affairs, and philanthropy.


He has launched multiple national movements including Momento Latino, TheDream.US, and Latino Victory to support the Latinx community through awareness, college funding, and electoral support. He is the co-founder of SOMOS US, a community-centric health care network in NYC that has been at the forefront of battling the COVID-19 pandemic treating largely minorities and under-served communities.


Muñoz is the former Chairman of the Board & CEO of Muñoz & Company, one of the largest and oldest minority-owned design practices in the country. Under his leadership, Muñoz & Company pioneered an approach to architecture, urban planning, and design that acknowledges the imprint of the Latino community upon the built environment of the United States. He helped found the effort to create a Latino Museum on the Mall in Washington D.C., as chairman of the Commission to study the Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino.


He has served on the boards of multiple philanthropic and activist organizations, including VIA Metropolitan Transit, the National Park Foundation, Loyola University New Orleans, and the Henry Ford Learning Institute.


Muñoz is the Finance Chair emeritus of the Democratic National Committee, the first Latino and openly gay man to ever hold that position. He and his husband, Kyle Ferrari-Muñoz, are currently living in New York and Connecticut.




Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The Princeton University School of Architecture Lecture Series is registered with the AIA Continuing Education (AIA/CE) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CE criteria. Members of the AIA can log credits for this event by completing this form.


The lecture recording will be available on the SoA Vimeo channel following the event.


*SoA community will receive a separate Zoom registration link.