Gelabert-Navia, José

Jose Gelabert-Navia (b. 1954, Havana) An architect and educator, Gelabert-Navias recent work includes the Village of Merrick Park Office and Residential Sectors in Coral Gables, the Delray Beach Public Library, the Caribbean Technology Center in San Juan, the University of Miami School of Communication, the St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami and, with Charles Gwathmey, the Center for Contemporary Art in North Miami. He studied architecture at Cornell University, where he also received a Master of Fine Arts degree; and at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and at Isola Degli Studi, in Italy. Gelabert-Navia is co-author of Ocean Drive: Miami Beach. U.S.A, and is a frequent contributor to design and architecture journals. He is a trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and a professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. He is also regional director, Latin America, for the architecture firm Perkins + Will. (CINTAS for Architecture, 1987-88)

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