About Ana Rolim
Ana Rolim’s experience encompasses architectural design practices in New York City and Brazil, as well as, design studio teaching. Her interests revolve around human responses to spaces, aiming towards the production of environments and objects that lead to unique experiences. Such interests have recently been examined in her PhD thesis focusing on the connection between neuroscience and architectural morphology regarding how museum visitors engage with space in real and virtual environments.
Ana has Ph.D., M. Arch and B.Arch degrees from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, and a Postgraduate Coursework in Green Building Design from The Cooper Union, New York. A former visiting professor at UFPE, she has taught several design studios at the Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP) exploring architectural morphology, biomorphic and generative design applied to social housing, cultural and mixed-use buildings, as well as design-build experiments.
As the principal-founder of coletivo-rt architecture + interiors her work has been published in architectural magazines and on-line platforms, such as Archdaily and Archello. Ana has received several awards in architecture competitions as a design team leader and through her advisory role on students’ projects (highlights include: 2017 Modern Collective Living Challenge; 2019 Best Graduation Thesis of Brazil and Portugal; 2016 Faith & Form International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture; 2012 AIA Detroit Committee on the Environment). She has been the author and co-author of two books, and several academic papers.