Richard Rosa
Associate Professor

B.Arch, Syracuse University; M.Arch, Harvard University

Rosa received the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome in 1998.  His work has been published in Architecture magazine, Surface magazine and The Japan Architect and his architectural work and paintings have been exhibited widely. His recent traveling exhibition, “Housework”, examines the evolution and mutation of domestic typological models, producing exploratory designs for single-family residences.

He is currently working a book analyzing the work of Rem Koolhaas titled The DNA of OMA, as well as, The Holy Trilogy, a publication exploring the religious buildings of Le Corbusier.  

Rosa has taught at the University of Virginia, Harvard University and Cornell University. 


  • “YOUNG AMERICANS: Architecture Made in the USA,” Deutsches Architektur Museum (DAM), Frankfurt, Germany
  • ‘Housework,’ Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, 2002; Traveling exhibition of residential projects that exploring outdoor room-making, Cornell University, Syracuse University, UT Austin

Grants and Awards

  • New York Foundation for the Arts, Awarded the NYFA Grant in Architecture and Environmental Structures, 2002
  • Atlanta Society of Architects/CODA International Design Competition, 1994,Third Prize_ New Public Space for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, Competition boards exhibited at the Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
  • Yokohama International Urban Design Competition, Third Prize, project for the “Redevelopment of the Urban Harbor Edge,” 1990
  • American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize, FAAR, 1998; Awarded the Katherine E. Gordon Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture for 1998-99 
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Awarded the Department of Architecture Faculty Design Award, and named the Thayer Scholar, 2003


  • “Program” The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know, Andrea Simitch and Val Warke (Rockport Publishers, 2014)
  • “Young Americans: Contemporary Architecture Made in the USA,” Beate Englehorn, 2007, pp. 282-297 (DOM Publishers, Berlin)
  • “Social Uprising” Surface Magazine, Avant Guardians Issue, San Francisco, October 1999: p. 37
  • “On The Boards” Architecture Magazine, New York, February 2003: p. 30

Administration and Service

  • Coordinator, Syracuse University School of Architecture Florence program, 2012-2016
  • Ralph E. Hawkins Visiting Distinguished Professorship, University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture, 2005