Havana: Old and New Perspectives

August 20, 2009 - 4:00 PM

Dr. Mario Coyula

Cuban Architect, Planner, and Author

About the Speaker:

Dr. Mario Coyula is a Cuban architect and architectural historian. He is an authority on the history and preservation of Havana. Dr. Coyula served as a Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor from 2002-2003 at Harvard University in Urban Plan and Design. He has been a full professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Havana since 1964 and is vice-director of the Group for the Integrated Development of the Capital (GDIC). Dr. Coyula is also a member of several commissions, scientific councils and advisory councils. He is a co-author of the book Havana: Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis(London and Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2002) with Roberto Segre and Joseph L. Scarpaci, Jr.