R. M. S. Lima, Ph.D.
Zeuler R. M. A. Lima is an architect and associate professor in architecture history-theory and design at the College and Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in Saint Louis, USA. He teaches in the school’s graduate and undergraduate programs, co-teaches the winter Florence studio, and directs the summer Architecture Study Abroad Program.
He holds a Professional Diploma, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from Columbia University, where he co-taught seminars on urban cultures and globalization with Prof. Andreas Huyssen.
Dr. Lima also taught and did research in design and theory at the University of Sao Paulo (1988-96) and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1997-99). As an architect, he co-directed a design office in Sao Paulo between 1989 and 1996, and won several public architecture and landscape architecture competitions and awards in Brazil, including a government building currently under construction on the Mall in Brasilia.
As an academic, he has participated in several design studio reviews, presented papers in conferences, and given lectures in North-American and Brazilian universities about his architectural work as well as his research.
His writings are about North-American and Brazilian cities and architecture, from the viewpoint of their cultural and public dimensions. He is currently developing a book project about modernism and the work of Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, for which he has received the 2007 International Bruno Zevi Prize for architectural history and criticism.
He also practices drawing, painting and printmaking.
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