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Carlos Reimers


Carlos Reimers is an architect and planner with a long experience as designer, researcher, and teacher. He is an expert on residential environments, including minimal and emergency housing, affordable and low-cost housing, multifamily residential planning and design, and incremental and informal housing in North America, Latin America, and Asia. His professional practice includes residential (collective and multifamily), commercial, and corporate architecture.

Before joining CUArch in 2010, he taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University, and Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, where he was the Chair of the School of Architecture between 1997 and 2001. He has been a technical consultant on social and low-income housing for the Inter-American Development Bank and has served as senior housing advisor to many NGOs and low-income community organizations.

His interests include Architectural Design, Urban Planning and Design, Open Architecture and Sustainability in Housing, Collective and Multifamily Residential Planning, Design and Production, the Future of the City, Sustainable Alternatives to Conventional Urban Development, and the influence of Modernism in Latin American Social Housing.

Reimers received a PhD from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT, a Master of Architecture from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree from Simon Bolivar University.