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Roberto Ventura, LEED AP, believes people -- not architecture -- change the world. Nonetheless, he tries to help the process along as best he can.


For over a decade in Virginia and North Carolina, Roberto has practiced and taught modern and sustainable design. A member of a number of local teams earning design awards from AIA Richmond and the James River Green Building Council, his work has also been exhibited nationally via the HOME house Project sponsored by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. For the international light art exhibit, InLight Richmond 2009, he collaborated with poet Joshua Poteat on the installation "for gabriel," winning Best in Show.


Roberto teaches in the Department of Interior Design in the School for the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, he has also taught Interior Architecture at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro, and has lectured at the University of Oulu, in Oulu, Finland.


Roberto volunteers at the Virginia Center for Architecture, the MathScience Innovation Center, and the Richmond Metropolitain Habitat for Humanity, and he has been a juror for the Virginia Society AIA Awards. In 2008, he participated in the Minimester program at St. Catherine's School, introducing the students there to issues in contemporary architecture and design.


He earned a Master of Architecture degree from Miami University, and Bachelor's Degree in Math-Physics from Albion College. Architectural influences on Roberto include Luis Barragan, Gunther Behnisch, Renzo Piano, and Samuel Mockbee.