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Thursday, October 25, 2017
Margarita Jover is an architect, urban designer and educator. In 1996 she co-founded the firm Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje with offices in Barcelona and Charlottesville. The firm is known for a new approach to the relationships between cities and rivers and the urban and civic integration of hybrid infrastructures. The office has also worked in several restorations of highly valued historical buildings, developing a sense of continuity with history. Jover’s fascination with social housing projects intertwines the arrangement of different scales of collective and public spaces. Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje has been awarded a number of important prizes including the Gold Medal of American Architecture Prize in Landscape Architecture (2016), International Association of Public Transportation Award (2012), FAD Prize (2009), European Urban Public Space Prize (2002). Jover is currently a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and has previously taught at a number of institutions in Barcelona. Lectures are free and open to the public. They are located in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, on the University Park campus. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at the Downey Way entrance off Vermont Ave. at 36th Place.