Jose R. De Vivero moved to Miami, Florida in 1951 where he began his studies in architecture and structural engineering at the University of Miami. He was an Alumnus and a diehard fan of The University of Miami. As an architect and structural engineer he aided in the design of many historical buildings throughout Miami. Some of which include the new wing of Miami International Airport and Bal Harbour Shops. The modern contemporary style which indeed characterized him, was influenced by the masters of architecture, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lussy P. De Vivero, his three children, Lucia, Elizabeth and Jose, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.