Join us for our ongoing series highlighting historic preservation projects in Miami Beach and beyond.
José Gelabert-Navia will talk on his historic preservation projects as well as his recent publication “Miami Beach” (ORO Publishers), a folio of 20 drawings on watercolor paper. The book will be available for purchase at the event, with MDPL receiving a portion of the proceeds.
About the Architect
José Gelabert-Navia is an architect, teacher, and artist. Residing in Miami, Florida, Mr. Gelabert-Navia has over forty years of experience as an architect and is Regional Director for Latin America of Perkins+Will, Architects. Mr. Gelabert-Navia is currently a Professor of Architecture and formerly the Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Miami. • A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Gelabert-Navia’s primary teaching focus is Architectural Design and History of Colonialism and Globalization in Architecture. He was the founder of the University of Miami School of Architecture’s Rome Program and teaches a course in Italian Culture. He is the author of many publications, including CUBA, Memories of Travel/Recuerdos de Viaje (Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers). As the child of two architects, Mr. Gelabert-Navia was immersed in the world of architecture practically from birth. Exile from Cuba shaped the path of Mr. Gelabert-Navia’s career. He developed a global curiosity, moving from country to country, learning from each new location. These drawings are the records of those journeys.
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