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Fall Lecture Series: Rocco Ceo

Lecture Title: Building Close to Nature: The Early Architecture of Miami-Dade County’s Park System

A Professor of Architecture, Rocco Ceo teaches courses in: Design, Design/Build (with Jim Adamson), foundation courses in freehand and mechanical Drawing, drawing seminars on color theory, Michelangelo, Historic American Building Survey/HABS and Historic American Landscape Survey/HALS.  He has produced drawings of the elements of Florida’s landscapes as well as the documentation of seminal sites in the history of South Florida such as Vizcaya and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas home.  His published work includes the award winning books, Redland: A Preservation and Tourism Plan, done with Margot Ammidown and Maria Nardi and Historic Landscapes of Florida co-authored with Joanna Lombard.  His architecture practice focuses on the unique relationship between architecture and landscape found in the American Tropics. His work has received awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Progressive Architecture, and I.D. Magazine.  His interest in paradox found in the study of the natural world informs his architecture, research and painting.

Rocco Ceo lecture posterWith thanks to the UMass Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning for co-sponsoring this event and to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Women for UMass Fund, and the UMass Department of Architecture for their ongoing support of this series.

Lecture begins at 5:30pm in Design Building Room 170. All lectures are free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 5:00pm in surface lots.