Rene Gonzalez

Visiting Professor, Rene Gonzalez, Joins U-SoA for Spring 2020

By UM News

Visiting Professor, Rene Gonzalez, Joins U-SoA for Spring 2020

By UM News

Rene is especially attuned to environmental issues that are affecting the world, and which will drastically alter design practice in the coming years. RGA is receiving widespread attention for its efforts to respond to these emerging conditions by developing resilient solutions to sea-level rise in coastal communities. The projects his firm is designing reveal his commitment to embracing and celebrating the environment, and thereby seizing the opportunity to enhance our future. Gonzalez founded his firm, RGA, in 1997 and has since received a number of prestigious awards, including two from the National American Institute of Architecture. He was the first Miami architect in more than 50 years to be honored twice by the organization for projects in this city. Rene is also the recipient of AIA Miami’s 2012 H. Samuel Kruse Silver Medal for Design, and the firm received AIA Miami’s 2011 Firm of the Year award, among many others. In July 2018, Monacelli published the first monograph on the firm’s work, entitled Not Lost in Translation. Rene has lectured and taught widely. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects.