“Modern Prefab” – Rocio Romero

July 25, 7 pm
Lecture Series: “Modern Prefab” – Rocio Romero is a celebrated Chilean-American architectural designer who is actively involved in residential home design and construction in the U.S., Chile, France, and Canada. In addition to her acclaimed line of prefabricated homes — the LV Series — Romero’s design work includes commercial interiors, custom residential homes, furniture, and a gallery.
Rocio is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design with a Major in Architecture. She received a Master’s in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

Rocio and her work have been featured in numerous publications. Paul Goldberger of The New Yorker wrote, “Romero’s designs stand out for their clarity, simplicity, and grace.” Karrie Jacobs, founding editor in chief of Dwellmagazine, claimed in her book The Perfect $100,000 Housethat Rocio was the first to figure out how to market modern prefab homes: “Even as competitors and imitators spring up, Rocio is the one who really took on the problem of prefabricating a simple, attractive, low-cost modern house and solved it.” Romero has served as a judge for many competitions, including the 99K House, Living Box, andArchitecture Magazine’s Home of the Year award. Rocio’s own work has been on display in national and international museums, including the Walker Art Center, MOCA, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Triennale di Milano.

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