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