Experienced in residential, commercial, and corporate architecture

Reimers is an architect and planner with a long experience as designer, researcher, and teacher. He is an expert on residential environments, including minimal and emergency housing, self-help housing strategies and technologies, community participation in housing and planning. He is specialized in qualitative research methods. His professional practice includes residential (collective and multifamily), commercial, and corporate architecture. He has been a technical consultant on social and low-income housing for the Inter-American Development Bank and has served as senior housing adviser to NGOs and low-income community organizations.

School

  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • Expertise

  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Planning and Urban Design
  • Affordable Housing Design and Production
  • Incremental Housing and Open Architecture
  • Collective and Multifamily Residential Planning and Design
  • Sustainability and Alternatives to Conventional Urban Development
  • The Future of the City
  • Formal and Informal Housing in Developed and Developing Areas
  • Influence of Modernism in Latin American Social Housing
  • Design for Education
  • Innovative Educational Spaces and Schools of the 21st Century.
  • Languages

  • Spanish
  • Publications

    • Creating the Environment for Social Engagement: the Experience of Venezuela

      Refereed paper at the Symposium The Scholarship of Social Engagement, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

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    • Resilient Ocean City: Urbanized Barrier Islands and the Ecology of Natural and Built Environments

      Refereed paper at the Island Cities and Archipielagos Conference 2016, University of Hong Kong

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    • The Phenomenon of Informality in Urban Peripheries of the United States of America

      “El Fenómeno de la Informalidad en Periferias Urbanas de los Estados Unidos de América” (The Phenomenon of Informality in Urban Peripheries of the United States of  America). Published in Modulo Arquitectura CUC, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 33-53.

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    • A Retrospective of the Symposium Conflict and Convergence: Urban Informality on Latin America

      “A Retrospective of the Symposium Conflict and Convergence: Urban Informality on Latin America”, University of Maryland, November 2014. Published in the Journal of Architectural Education-ACSA.

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    • Beyond the Trailer: Rethinking Affordable Manufactured Housing in the U.S.

      Refereed proceedings of the ACSA Fall 2012 Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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    • Informal Suburbia

      Published by the Culture of the Suburbs International Research Network, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

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    • The Incremental Housing Context: Early Incremental Projects - site and services; fantasies and dream

      Presented in network session of the Search for Multi-Story, High Density Incremental Housing at the World Urban Forum 6, United Nations, Naples, Italy.

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