Judith Rodriguez

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Research Associate and Program Administrator
Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University

Judith Rodríguez, Research Associate and Program Administrator, Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Judith Rodríguez is a researcher, urbanist, and designer. Her work focuses on sustainable infrastructure, landscape architecture, and urban design. She researches sustainability and resilience in developing contexts through infrastructure assessments on large-scale infrastructure, mostly in the transportation, sanitation, and energy sectors. Her research experience includes the Inter-American Development Bank Infrastructure 360º Awards initiative in Latin America, and leading the research of the database on flood resilience strategies based on cities’ best practices and the Envision Rating System. As Program Administrator, Ms. Rodríguez has directed resilience and urban health focused symposia bringing together global infrastructure industry leaders, experts, academics, and public officials. Amongst her main interests is achieving infrastructure resilience through climate-minded design strategies. Her experience encompasses work in innovative design firms such as Toyo Ito Architects in Tokyo, SOM in Chicago, Topotek 1 in Berlin, and LCLA Office in Cambridge. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. Ms. Rodríguez is the recipient of various awards including the Penny White Award, the Myron Goldsmith Memorial Fund for best thesis, as well as the honorable mention for Berlin’s Tegel Airport redevelopment proposal. She is an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) accredited by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure, and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council. Ms. Rodríguez holds dual master's degrees from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Landscape Architecture and in Urban Design, and a Master in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French.