Roberto Rovira

Associate Professor
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) - Masters in Landscape Architecture; Cornell University - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 305/535-2667
Office MBUS 449
Roberto Rovira is the principal of the interdisciplinary Studio Roberto Rovira, recognized for its creative approach in the fields of landscape architecture, public art, and design. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1998, where he was Dean’s Scholar, recipient of the Award of Merit from the ASLA, and founder of the installation group Guerrilla Gardens. Roberto has lived in Latin America, Europe, and Japan and is a former U. S. Naval Officer, having served primarily in Asia and the Persian Gulf from 1990 to 1994. As a professionally Registered Landscape Architect, he combines his knowledge from landscape architecture, engineering, technology, and fine art, to work at various scales and collaborate with interdisciplinary practitioners, community, city, state, and government organizations. His teaching, research and creative work 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. Roberto has been lead designer in national and international projects in the U. S., Latin America, and the Middle East, and his work ranges from installations to urban projects.