Learning Through Practice
Lecture + Book Signing Event
For over thirty years, Rob Rogers has explored the edges of architecture and the overlap of disciplines: the spaces where architecture, landscapes and the public realm converge. Designing in cities around the country, he elevates accepted conventions in his quest to develop intelligent, rich and timeless contributions to our physical environment. Believing that even a single building is a piece of urban design, his work assertively and elegantly combines urbanism, landscape and architecture.
Rob’s current and notable projects include: the award-winning Henderson-Hopkins School in Baltimore, MD, a sustainably-designed independent K-8 school in partnership with Johns Hopkins University; a new social sciences building for Rice University in Houston, TX; a new clubhouse in Harlem, NY for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club; Atlanta’s Park Over GA400, a nine-acre programmed park over a highway in the Buckhead district of Atlanta; The New St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg, FL, thirteen acres of park space with year-round amenities; and H-GAPS, an ongoing study of storm surge protection and programming possibilities in the Houston-Galveston region.
An active lecturer and recognized leader in advancing new urban technologies and programs, Rob has served as critic and professor at academic institutions around the country including the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Rice University, Washington University in St. Louis, Syracuse University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and Tulane University, among others. He is currently Chair of the William Ward Watkin Advisory Council at Rice University.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor in Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Design Studies, with distinction, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.