Heather Roberge is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder and principal of design practice Murmur and an associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA where she currently serves as Chair.
Ms. 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.
She has received numerous accolades in recognition of her distinctive work including 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, a 2011 AIA Next LA design merit award for the Succulent House, and 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.
Ms. Roberge is a graduate of the Knowlton School at the Ohio State University. 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 OSU, Washington University in St. Louis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Pratt Institute.
Image credits left to right:
position 01, 02 - Vortex house, Malibu, 2011
position 03, 04 - New Taipei City Museum of Art Conceptual Design, 2011
position 05, 06 - Succulent House, 2011
position 07 - Ultramarine, LACE Gallery, Hollywood, 2010
positon 08 - Bioform, Artists Space, New York, 2008
M.Arch., Ohio State
B.S. in Architecture, Ohio State
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.
2015 Recipient, UCLA Faculty Research Grant.
2015 Recipient, Pasadena Art Alliance Grant.
2014 Nominee, USA Artists Fellowship
2014 Vortex House, Nominee, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture
2013 Recipient, UCLArts Arts Initiative Award, Research funding for project entitled “Responsive Tooling”, with Noa Kaplan, UCLA Design Media Arts (D|MA)
2012 Invited Participant, MOCA Pavilion Competition, New Sculpturalism exhibition, Curator: Christopher Mount
2011 Recipient, AIA Next LA Merit Award for the Succulent House, Los Angeles Chapter
2006 Gnuform, Finalist. PS1/MOMA Young Architects’ Program
2006 Gnuform, Recipient, AIA Design Award for the NGTV bar, Los Angeles Chapter
2006 Recipient, UCLArts Arts Forum Grant, Research funding for project entitled “Post Digital Architecture”, with Casey Reas, UCLA Design Media Arts