Heather Roberge

Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Principal, Murmur, Los Angeles

A.UD Lectures


Monday, April 4, 2016 | 6:30pm
Decafe, Perloff Hall

Heather Roberge
Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Principal, Murmur, Los Angeles

Introduction and conversation with Georgina Huljich.

Living Room with Rainwater storage bladders, Succulent House, Murmur, 2011, Proposal, Chicago, IL; Copyright: Renderings by Murmur

Heather Roberge is the principal of Murmur: Architecture and Environments and is associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA where she currently holds the position of director of the undergraduate program in Architectural Studies. She is a respected designer with experience across scales from corporate and academic buildings to single and multi-family residences. In 2016, Ms. Roberge was recognized as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York.

Ms. Roberge’s research and professional work investigates the spatial, structural, and atmospheric potential of digital technologies on the theory and practice of building. Her work emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing as opportunities to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies. Her work has been published in A+UPraxisMetropolisI.D.Wallpaper, Architect Magazine, Architectural RecordLog, 306090The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Her installation for the SCI-Arc Gallery, En Pointe, and her proposal for the Succulent House received AIA LA design merit awards. In 2014 the Vortex House was nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture.  

Central Art Plaza and Entry, New Taipei City Museum of Art, Murmur, 2012, Proposal, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Copyright: Renderings by Murmur

50 Years of Advancing Design, Technology, and Culture

During its 50-year history, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has been an innovator in identifying what architects are taught.  From the invention of 3D computer programs; to the integration of sustainability in a design curriculum; to the incorporation of large scale CNC robotics in a school of architecture in the world; the Department has critically defined the topics, curriculum, and knowledge necessary to keep its graduates relevant in a changing world.  During 2015-16 we will celebrate our 50th year by honoring the Department’s faculty and their many innovations and accomplishments with a series of presentations and conversations.