Location: Gund Hall, Room 111
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Questions? Please contact Jeff Fitton ([email protected]).
Audience: This event is open to the public.
The program will be continued with a conversation moderated by Professor Ali Malkawi, Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Mexican Cities Initiative.
Benjamín Romano is a Mexico City-based architect and the founder of the firm, LBR&A Arquitectos. He was the lead architect of Torre Reforma—the second-tallest building in Mexico—a 57-story exposed concrete high-rise that overlooks the expansive Chapultepec Park. LBR&A Arquitectos has been involved in office, residential, cultural and industrial projects across Mexico City and beyond. The firm is known for its attention to contemporary design, high-tech and sustainable solutions, and flexibility in space.
Romano finished his first construction project, two manufacturing plants for the apparel industry in Hidalgo, Mexico, in 1978, while completing his bachelor’s degree in Architecture & Urbanism from Universidad Iberoamericana. He has taught in various capacities at the Universidad Iberoamericana since 1982, and lectured worldwide.
Romano is currently an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Visiting Affiliated Faculty Member at the CGBC.