ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers was founded in August 2013 by Rob Rogers, FAIA. Rob has been involved in consequential institutional, cultural and public realm projects across multiple typologies for over 30 years. Believing that even a single building is a piece of urban design, his work assertively and elegantly combines urbanism, landscape and architecture.Full Bio
Alissa's body of work reflects the breadth of her experience on large, internationally prominent projects, as well as smaller commissions of all types. Her designs are distinguished by a modern sensibility that is balanced and elegant. She believes that one’s experience of architecture is inevitably subjective and often ephemeral, and that good design is like Goldilocks’ “just right.” Alissa believes that comfort and delight are the qualities that stand the test of time; her ultimate objective is to create environments where the user feels effortlessly accommodated to the purpose of the space, no matter the size or function.
Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Bachelor of Architecture
Andrea’s background in fine arts and architecture, alongside a Certificate in Ecological Design, allows her to engage projects with an integrative and contextually responsive approach. With a range of experience from residential to educational and institutional, she enjoys solving complex problems at any scale, from urban strategy to intricate details.
University of Oregon, School of Architecture, Master of Architecture; Certificate in Ecological Design
Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts with Architectural Concentration
Brenda November’s architectural career ranges from managing large institutional projects to detailing intricate cabinetry. Her most successful projects combine both purpose and beauty. Brenda’s expertise during the construction phase is an exercise in collaborative problem solving and respect for the building process, with the goal to ultimately produce a project that offers dignity to the occupants and their community.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture
Barnard College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
Catherine believes in the power of holistic design interventions and how they can come together at different scales and typologies to create a resilient, sustainable, and equitable urban fabric.
Through her academic and professional experience, she has explored solutions to urban and environmental issues such as Louis Berber Global innovation Challenge: A pre-disaster management plan for natural events such as hurricanes, and Moving Mumbai: Urban frameworks for Mumbai’s Eastern waterfront, among others. Her experience also includes transportation planning with the MTA, educational, healthcare, and residential design.
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Master of Infrastructure Planning
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture
New York City College of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture
Donovan is committed to the belief that architecture can be utilized as a method of amplifying and improving the lives of everyday citizens through design that is equally focused on the urban scale and human scale. His experience in educational, transit-oriented, and urban spaces has helped develop his ability to navigate a diverse range of communities and user-groups.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design
The City College, City University of New York, Bachelor of Architecture
David moved to Houston in 2009 for school, and has since pursued projects tied to the heart of the city. Ranging in scope from neighborhood icehouse to the Astrodome, his personal projects share an interest in how public space exists in the region, and how people experience interior, context, and climate. In addition, David brings 3 years of experience working alongside artists, designers, and fabricators in Houston to construct ideas of all scales.
Rice University, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Arts
Edwin is an accountant with over 16 years of experience. He is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day accounting operations at Rogers Partners.
Rutgers University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Elizabeth’s body of work ranges from interiors to buildings to master plans and landscapes; it is woven together by a focus on creating meaningful interactions between design and the populations it serves. From landscapes to buildings, she strives to produce performative, project-specific, and sustainable relationships between interior and exterior throughout her work.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture
Princeton University, Bachelor of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude
Genaro believes in the importance of design at different scales and typologies. The influence and importance furniture, landscape, art, and architecture has in one’s life. Architecture should be a complementation to the urban fabric and the surrounding environment with its micro ecology. His experience includes furniture design, interior corporate, residential in renovation, expansion and new constructions and restaurant design.
The City College of New York, Masters of Sustainability in the Urban Environment
New York City College of technology, Bachelor of Architectural Technology – BTECH
As a recent college graduate, Jen has a passion for contemporary art. She enjoys creating eye catching designs that are subtle, yet effective. Her interests include marketing, page layout, branding, and package design.
State University of New York at New Paltz, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude
Josh plays a key role in multi-phased projects with key long-term clients at Rogers Partners and manages the daily operations of the New York office. His experience includes educational and religious spaces for both new construction, renovation and expansions.
New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, Master of Architecture
Ithaca College, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Kaley is interested in how architecture can promote a sustainable relationship to nature within urban environments, while also being focused on the human experience. Through past experience with projects that are focused on lessening community impact through the development of site-specific solutions, she believes that architecture must be inclusive to solve urban problems. With this, she strives to contribute meaningfully to her community through an emphasis on research in order to achieve conscious and thoughtful design.
Karyssa is trained as both a landscape architect and an architect. Through design, she believes landscapes can improve quality of life for its users as well as respect and enhance the existing ecology. Karyssa has applied this philosophy to public realm design for some of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. With a focus on resilient public spaces, she strives to design diverse and long-lasting places with the flexibility to accommodate evolving public space needs.
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Architecture
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture
Mariana believes in informing design through the analysis of data, people, and place to create better urban environments. Her focus on community development encourages her to strive for site specific solutions, creating resilient landscapes, empowering communities, and building inclusive public spaces. She has experience in civic and master planning projects.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Masters in Urban Planning
Barnard College, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Nicki focuses on design as it relates to the human scale through specific details and the extended plan. She encourages conscious design that improves the lives of daily users through the quality of space and light.
The University of Texas, Bachelor of Architecture; Certificate in Business Foundations
Noel is interested in exploring the overlaps between architecture, landscape, and urbanism to influence the built environment. His project experience spans a range of scales and typologies, from small interventions to large urban strategies.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture
University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Peter takes interest in the production of architectural images, traditional or digital, and its correlation to the built environment at various scales and typologies. With past experiences comprising primarily research-based design, Peter believes in not only the architectural form, but also an understanding of data science as an integral part of his design methodology that addresses the imminent urban problems.
Rice University, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Spring believes that the design of the built environment should better the human and natural condition. With a commitment to human experience and the social impact of architecture, she has experience in educational, institutional, residential, and urban design projects.
University of Virginia, Master of Architecture
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture
With over thirty years of experience on a wide variety of project types across the globe, Stefano ensures our contract documents are a clear and concise presentation of the technical information required to achieve the overall design and functional objectives of each project. He engages successfully with community groups and the client, design, and construction teams to realize institutional buildings of lasting merit.
New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Master in Art History and Architectural History, with Distinction
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Master of Architecture
Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Tasfia is originally from Bangladesh and moved to the USA in 2016. She became interested in architecture and urban design after learning how they could help Bangladesh address many of the pressing problems brought on by climate change and migration, such as flooding, homelessness, and overcrowded cities with inadequate infrastructure.
Tasfia is highly interested in problem-solving and designing aspects of architecture. She has always enjoyed drawing, crafting, and painting. However, her academic background in Bangladesh was in science. Architecture appeared to use both art and science to achieve a good balance of aesthetics and functionality in the built environment, while also helping to understand how this affects our natural
environment. Her goal is to work in this field to shape our community, help the environment, and improve the quality of life
Tasfia graduated from New York City College of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Tyler brings both architectural and landscape design experience to Rogers Partners and leads the Houston, TX office. Acknowledging that the life of a site extends beyond the opening day, he accommodates the dynamic life of buildings and the emergent qualities of landscapes in his work. With a background firmly anchored in the public realm, Tyler adeptly and seamlessly navigates amongst a diverse range of cities, communities, stakeholders and audience of users.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture
Rice University, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts
For over twenty years, Vince has explored the balance between fine craftsmanship and a vision for form and materials that stand the test of time, yet address the needs and spirit of their day. He has led the designs for numerous award-winning projects within the public realm ranging from residential developments to educational facilities and parks.
Southern California Institute of Architecture, Master of Architecture
University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Yilin's passion for architecture was sparked by her love for art and demand for rationality. She believes in the idea that architecture is a language of emotions and styles and that the designer's interpretation is what makes it meaningful. With an interest in public and cultural architecture, she thinks that architecture ought to be viewed as a declaration of the materialization of social networks with an understanding of how underlying forces are reflected in its morphology.
Rice University, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture