Victor Deupi, Ph.D.

University of Miami School of Architecture

1223 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


Victor Deupi is a Cuban-American teacher of architectural history and theory, design and representation at the University of Miami School of Architecture in Coral Gables. He received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught previously at Fairfield University, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Notre Dame, the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London, and has been a “Visiting Critic” at the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. The principal focus of his research is on the art and architecture of the Early Modern Ibero-American world, and mid-20th-century Cuba. His book Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759 was published by Routledge in 2015. More recently, he curated exhibitions on Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation (with Jean-François Lejeune) at the Coral Gables Museum (Nov. 2016-Feb. 2017), and Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections (with Nathan Timpano) at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami (Feb.-May, 2017). Both exhibitions have follow-up publications in production. He is also editing a book on Transformations in Classical Architecture: New Directions in Research and Practice (Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2017). Dr. Deupi is also the President of the CINTAS Foundation which gives annual fellowships in Architecture and Design, the Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Music Composition to Cubans and people of Cuban descent.

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