Visiting Assistant Professor
Aida Miron is an educator and designer and is the co-founder and partner of the landscape design studio: La Casona Garden Design based in Miami. Her work is grounded in the fields of architecture, landscape design, urbanism and the fine arts. It explores notions of public space, sustainability and ecology. Aida has taught architecture at the Cooper Union School of Architecture and landscape design at Ponce PCU/Hunter College. She has lead workshops and been a guest critic at a number of architecture schools and institutions in the US and Europe.
Her studio, La Casona Garden Design, is a research-design-build practice with a focus on ecological restoration and regenerative design. She is currently working on the landscape design for Oolite Arts, one of the largest non-profit organizations supporting the visual arts in Miami, with architects Barozzi Veiga and Native Tree; Fotografiska Museum Miami, with Rockwell Group and STA; and the NeueHouse Miami with Culture Works, Design Agency and STA. Among her projects is the landscape design for the Rubell Museum Miami by Selldorf Architects in collaboration with Juan Valadez, and landscape designs for residential projects in Miami, Brazil and the Caribbean.
Aida was a lighting designer with the Specialist team at Buro Happold in NYC, among her collaborations are the upcoming MIT Music building with SANAA, the Quinnipiac University in Hamden with DLab, the Boeing Aerospace Center in Boston with Stantec, the Branson Estate in Mosquito Island, BVI with DSK Studio and Dia’s Broken Kilometer in NYC. She was a project designer at T.Kondos Associates, leading lighting design projects in Latin America, among them the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in Costa Rica and the Miraflores Archeological Museum in Guatemala City. Recently she collaborated with the Dumbo experimental studio the Seed, as lighting design lead.
She has over 17 years of experience as an architectural designer, landscape designer and lighting designer, working on a wide range of cultural, civic, hospitality, educational, residential and commercial projects in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She has volunteered on infrastructure projects in Latin America with Engineers Without Borders and has been a researcher in NYC, Berlin, Barcelona, Trondheim and Tromsø.
She is a two time recipient of the BKH grant in Norway, and the winner of the Abraham E. Kazan award for urban design in NYC. She is based in NYC, Miami, and Sweden.
Bachelors of Architecture – The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Master of Architecture – Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ETSAB/UPC
Post-Graduate Degree in Urban Studies – Bauhaus Kolleg Dessau
MFA – Norwegian Technical University of Trondheim/KiT
Visiting Graduate Student – Tromsø Academy of Landscape Architecture & Territorial Studies, the Oslo School of Architecture, AHO-Arctic University of Tromsø