Miguel Robles-Durán moved to Tijuana in 1985, then to Monterrey to study architecture at the ITESM, and later to Los Angeles to attend Sci-Arc. In 1999, Robles-Durán opened Rhizoma in Tijuana along with his wife Gabriela Rendon, with the purpose of working under extreme conditions of friction in a bi-national mode of life. His work has been exhibited at the Baja California Institute of Culture, Cedim Monterrey, ITESO Guadalajara and Woodbury San Diego. He has participated as lecturer in diverse bi-national conferences and received the Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, San Diego. His work has been widely published in both countries. He was an adjunct faculty member of design at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, and teaches design at The New School of Architecture in San Diego, since 2003. He is currently enrolled in the Post Graduate program at the Berlage Institute, in Rotterdam.