Item 2019-06-05/1530 - Interview Professor Sonia Chao

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Interview Professor Sonia Chao


  • 05/21/2018 (Creation)


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Gilda Santana earned a Master of Science in Architecture from the School of Architecture, University of Miami; a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and a Bachelor of Art from Bard College where she majored in Art History. She joined the faculty of the University of Miami Libraries in 2007 as Head of Architecture Information and Resources to direct the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, now called the Architecture Research Center (ARC). In 2013 she became the Librarian for Art & Art History. She actively serves in the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) and the Art Libraries Association of North America (ARLIS). Her research interests are focused on facilitating a culture of design research through studio embedded-librarianship and the adoption of new technologies in Architecture and Art related disciplines.

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For a ten year period, Chao focused research and capacity building efforts in the area of urban codes; specifically, the relationship between the evolution of urban form and urban codes in historic centers and collaborated on this topic with scholars in Havana Cuba- their case study site. She has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Florida Climate Institute. Before entering the academy, she practiced architecture in New York City with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Kohn Pederson Fox, and in Venice, Italy with Studio Mar, in collaboration with Vittorio Gregotti Architetti. She received a Masters of Science in Architecture from Columbia University, and Bachelor in Architecture from University of Miami.

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Transcript interview to professor Sonia R. Chao by Gilda Santana. Interview length: 1:52:52 min.

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June 7, 2019 2:29 PM

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