Marylis Nepomechie (b. 1956, Havana): After receiving a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nepomechie moved to Miami, where she joined the faculty of Florida International University. Her recent, projects in collaboration with landscape designer Marta Canavés, 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 Marta Canavés)

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