Architecture Alumnus Appointed Program Director at Kent State University


It is with great pleasure to share that FIU Architecture alumnus Ivan Bernal, was recently appointed Program Director at Kent State University, College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED).

Originally from Bogota, Colombia Ivan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Florida International University (FIU) in 2008.  After leaving our program, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his education and receive his graduate degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-ARC), where he was honored with the prestigious ‘Best Thesis Award’. Afterwards, he stayed in California for a few years where he taught full-time at Sci-ARC.

Before taking the role of Associate Professor and Architecture Program Director at Kent State, he served as Assistant Professor at Syracuse School of Architecture in New York. In addition to his academic experience, he also holds a distinguished position as Guest Curator at the Architecture + Design (A+D Museum) in Los Angeles.

“Ivan is an extraordinarily talented architect. He was one of the first students I had when I joined FIU; he went on to take two studios and two advanced digital classes with me as well as working intensively on several projects with my design research practice MONAD Studio,” said Professor Eric Goldemberg.

Ivan is an active participant in FIU’s Panther Alumni programs; visiting FIU from Los Angeles several times to give advanced digital design workshops. He also has participated in lectures and was part an FIU Alumni exhibition at Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS).

FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and FIU Department of Architecture wants to congratulate Ivan on this incredible opportunity and achievement.

View full biography here.

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