Chao, Sonia R.

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Chao, Sonia R.

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Before entering the academy, Sonia Chao practiced architecture in New York City with Robert A.M. Stern and Kohn Pederson Fox and in Venice, Italy with Studio Mar in collaboration with Architetti Vittorio Gregotti. She received a Master’s of Science in Architecture from Columbia University and Bachelor in Architecture from University of Miami.


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Research Associate Professor at University of Miami, School of Architecture. Sonia Chao writes and teaches in the areas of sustainable architecture and urbanism, resilient design, and historic preservation in the subtropics. Her scholarship explores the intersection between historic preservation, historic places, and resilient design.

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