Klai Juba Wald Fall 2018 Lecture Series: Roberto Rovira

When

Sep. 10, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Main Hall, Architecture Studies Library
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Description

Roberto Rovira is principal of Studio Roberto Rovira, Associate Professor, and former chair of Landscape Architecture +  Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University. As a registered landscape architect with a design, engineering, and fine arts background, his teaching, research, and creative work explore the field of landscape architecture through various lenses that often test the concepts of time and transformation and the potential of landscape architecture to play a pivotal role in envisioning and shaping public space.

Fast Company magazine recently selected his EcoAtlas project as a 2018 World Changing Ideas finalist and in 2017, he was identified by Architect’s Newspaper as having 1 of the 5 most exciting design firms in Miami. Robertoearned the 2015 Emerging Voice award from the Architectural League in New York, one of the most coveted awards in North American Architecture, which spotlights individuals and firms based in the U. S., Canada, and Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism. Roberto is also the recipient of numerous design and teaching awards including the national American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Award of Honor in Research, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture for Excellence in Design Studio Teaching and recognition as one of FIU’s Top Scholars in 2016 and 2009. His work has been published by Princeton Architectural Press, Routlege/Taylor-Francis, Landscape Architecture Magazine, the Journal of Landscape Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Van Alen Institute.

Roberto has been lead designer in national and international projects and his work ranges from environmental installations and competitions, to art commissions, exhibits, and landscape architectural projects. He obtained a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

UNLV School of Architecture
Alberto de Salvatierra

External Sponsor

Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors