Denis H Hector

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-2322
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Denis Hector, R.A., LEED AP, is an Associate Professor in the University of Miami School of Architecture with a secondary appointment in the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering. He received his B.Arch. from Cornell and his Masters from Penn. As a DAAD Fellow at the Institut fur Leichte Flaechentragwerke he conducted research in the laboratory of 2015 Pritzker Prize winner, Frei Otto.  He has taught architectural design and structures at the University of Bath, Parsons, Columbia, and Penn. At UM, he has served as Director of Graduate Programs, Associate Dean in the School of Architecture, and co-chair of the Abess Center Ecosystem Science and Policy Faculty Advisory Board. He initiated the first National Science Foundation Hurricane Hazard Research Conference post-Andrew, edited Hurricane Hazard Mitigation, and participated in the Mississippi Renewal Forum Charrette after Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi AIA Mississippi Building Code Workshop, the 2010 Haiti Charrette, and subsequent work in Haiti with colleagues in Partner in Health. He currently advises on lightweight structures, hazard mitigation building codes, and community resilience.


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