Marta Canavés (b. 1949, Havana): Canavés received a Master’s of landscape architecture from Florida International University and has served as director and chair of the Landscape Architecture Department and as interim director of Interior Design at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts. She has been a curriculum consultant with the Dade County Public School Board, developing curriculum and program guidelines for the interdisciplinary tracks at the Design Architecture Senior High School (DASH). Her work in museum exhibition design, graphics and photography has received awards from AIA Miami, IDG, and the International Interior Design Association. Her recent projects, in collaboration with architect Marylis Nepomechie, focus on sustainable infrastructure and affordable housing. For their work, they have received an AIA National Institute Honor Award in Regional and Urban Design and an invitation to design and curate an exhibition at the Second International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam. They have earned grants from the Graham Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Institute of Architects. They also received a Design and Collaborative Practice Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.(Cintas for architecture, 2012-13, joint project with Marylis Nepomechie)

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