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Keyla Hernandez

Architecture & Environmental Design
Assistant Professor
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Keyla Hernandez is a Cuban born designer and educator working in a wide range of international architecture and design projects. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Florida International University in Miami, and her Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). She was a faculty member at Syracuse University School of Architecture and more recently at Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design where she taught foundation and options studios, computer applications, and drawing courses. Keyla Hernandez has been an invited critic at Yale, the University of Southern California, Syracuse, and SCI-Arc. She has over ten years’ experience in architectural design firms in Miami, Los Angeles, and South America, with experience in projects ranging in scale from interior design to master plans, and type ranging from residential towers to commercial and healthcare. Projects taken from concept to completion with SmithGroupJJR and TechDesign LLC include the Disney Film Cold Vault and Rancho los Amigo Medical Center, both in LA.  Her design research focuses on scalability and on small and medium scale digitally fabricated components. She is currently Lead Designer for Flowen LLC where she focuses on aesthetics and the relationship between architecture and the body through the lens of jewelry and wearable design.