University of Miami / School of Architecture
Ricardo Lopez is a Miami native and maintains an Architecture and Urban Design office with his wife, Xuan Florez. Their practice engages architectural projects that are rooted in their structural, environmental, and cultural contexts, which has lead them to value the preservation of historic places. He has been a part of the UM SoA faculty since 2004, teaching drawing, design, and preservation courses. In particular he has developed the school’s Historic Documentation of Architecture course by integrating new technology with the Center of Computational Sciences and leading multiple Peterson Prize winning documentations. Most recently he has served as the assistant Director at the Center for Urban and Community Design with a concentration in Preservation and Engagement projects in the Caribbean.