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Heather Roberge


Heather Roberge is an architect and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder and principal of design practice Murmur and Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.

Roberge’s research and professional work investigate the spatial, structural and atmospheric potential that digital technologies have on the theory and practice of building. Her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies.

Roberge served as the Chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design from 2017-2020, and has also directed the Undergraduate Program. She has received numerous accolades in recognition of her distinctive work, including the 2017 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence, the prestigious 2016 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York, a 2015 AIA LA Merit award for En Pointe (an installation for the SCI-Arc Gallery), and a 2011 AIA Next LA design merit award for the Succulent House; she also was selected as a Finalist in the 2006 PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program. Her work has been published in A+U, Wallpaper, Architectural Record, Log, Architect, Architects Newspaper, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times and exhibited in group shows in the U.S. and abroad.

Her professional training in architecture continued in the New York offices of Eisenman Architects, Architecture Research Office, and Davis Brody Bond. She has previously taught at University of Virginia, Yale University, OSU, Washington University in St. Louis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Pratt Institute.

Related topics
Infrastructure, Sustainability, Climate Change, Urban Strategy
Related Links
  • Murmur
  • Education
    M.Arch., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Architecture, The Ohio State University
    International Study Program, Architectural Association, London, United Kingdom
    2018 Recipient, 2018 Distinguished Alumnus in Academic Achievement, The Ohio State University, College of Engineering.
    2017 Recipient, 2017 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence, Acadia: The Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture.
    2016 Selection, Emerging Voices Program, The Architectural League of New York.
    2015 Recipient, Los Angeles AIA LA Design Merit Award for En Pointe.
    2014 Nominee, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture, Nominated for early built work, Vortex House.
    2011 Recipient, Los Angeles AIA Next LA Design Merit Award for the Succulent House.
    2006 Gnuform, Recipient, Los Angeles AIA Design Honor Award for the NGTV bar.
    2006 Gnuform, Finalist. PS1/MoMA Young Architects’ Program.
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