Professor Bernardi is the Program Coordinator of Interior Design and Associate Professor at the Herberger Institute. He is noted for his interest in the poetic capacities of materials, community engagement, and the transformative role of design thinking. He has published several essays on the relationship between design and ideas in cultural settings — among them, “Luis Barragan: Architecture as Revelation” in The Religious Imagination in Modern and Contemporary Architecture: A Reader (Routledge, 2011). He also contributed several entries on Latin American architecture in the Encyclopedia of Twenty Century Architecture (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2004).
Jose Bernardi on MRB
The Mexican Plaza and the Transformation of Culture. On Logan Wager, Hal Box, and Susan Kline Morehead’s Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza: From Primordial Sea to Public Space