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Heather Roberge / Murmur

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
January 20, 2016 - 5:30pm

Heather Roberge will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The talk is free and open to the public. A faculty member at UCLA since 2002, Roberge is the founder and principal of Murmur: Architecture and Environments. At UCLA, she holds the positions of Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Architectural Studies.

Roberge’s research and professional work investigates the spatial, structural and atmospheric potential of digital technologies on the theory and practice of building. In graduate level courses in design and technology, her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, craft, and manufacturing as opportunities to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes.

Her work has been published in A+U, Praxis, Metropolis, I.D.,Wallpaper, Architectural Record, Log, 306090, Form Magazine, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. It has been exhibited in group shows in the U.S. and abroad, and in 2006 her proposal as co-principal of Gnuform, titled “Purple Haze”, was a finalist in PS1/MOMA’s Young Architects Program and received an AIA LA design award for the NGTV bar. In 2011 Murmur’s proposal for the Succulent House received an AIA Next LA design merit award. Her forthcoming book, Fabricating Plasticity: The Art and Technology of Design with Aluminum, will be published by Routledge.

Roberge earned her Master of Architecture from the Ohio State University and has previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis, OSU’s Knowlton School, Pratt Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.