Pablo La Roche
Sustainable Design Lead, CallisonRTKL / Professor, Cal Poly Pomona
Pablo La Roche is the global Sustainable Design Lead at CallisonRTKL and professor of Architecture and Interim Director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona University. He has a PhD in Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles and has authored more than 150 peer reviewed technical papers in journals and conferences. His book “Carbon Neutral Architectural Design” has been an Amazon top five bestseller for sustainable architecture and a third edition is scheduled for 2022.
Pablo is a licensed architect in Venezuela and Associate AIA and LEED BD+C in the US. He has more than 25 years of experience in professional practice, designing and implementing sustainable, low carbon strategies in projects worldwide. Among his awards are a Fulbright by the US Department of State, a Chancellors Fellowship from UCLA, the IMPACT Award from the USGBC, and the NCARB Grand Prize for Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. His students have also won multiple awards including the ACSA/AIA’s Committee of the Environment top ten for students, Passive Low Energy Architecture’s Educate Award in Rome and the Julius Schulman emerging architect award. Pablo has participated in exhibits such as “New Blood: Next Gen” in the A+D Architectural Museum in Los Angeles and has participated in many competition jury panels including several California AIA chapters. He has also served as chair and technical reviewer of numerous conferences, recently chairing the PLEA 2016 conference in Los Angeles. Pablo was also president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and Chair of the Solar Buildings division of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).