Denis Hector, R.A., LEED AP, is an associate professor in the University of Miami School of Architecture and the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering. He received his B.Arch. from Cornell University and his master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania. As a DAAD Fellow at the Institut fur Leichte Flaechentragwerke,he conducted research in the laboratory of 2015 Pritzker Prize winner Frei Otto. He has taught architectural design and structures at the University of Bath, Parsons, Columbia University, and University of Pennsylvania. At University of Miami, he has served as director of graduate programs, associate dean in the School of Architecture, and co-chair of the Abess Center Ecosystem Science and Policy Faculty Advisory Board. He initiated the first National Science Foundation Hurricane Hazard Research Conference after Hurricane Andrew, edited Hurricane Hazard Mitigation, and participated in the Mississippi Renewal Forum Charretteafter Hurricane Katrina, in addition to the Mississippi AIA Mississippi Building Code Workshop, the 2010 Haiti Charrette, and subsequent work in Haiti with colleagues in Partner in Health. He currently advises on lightweight structures, hazard-mitigation building codes, and community resilience.