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Professional and Personal Pathway:

The trip from Guadalajara, Mexico to the Austin Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University is a long journey, but well worth the trip for Jesus J. Lara, Assistant Professor. It has taken him to Southern California, Phoenix and across Europe providing a richness of experience through both observation and education.

Prof. Lara demonstrates consistently that his work is about people and place.  His current research, “Designing for People and Place” explores existing knowledge on the benefits of green urban spaces and their impact on mental, physical and community health.

Work and Research

“Strategies for creating sustainable communities must be tailored to each area and to the people who live there.  The city form is never static, but is constantly changing under pressures of growth and development; its design, layout, and political decisions have a great impact in the health, socioeconomic factors of its residents, and the environment in general.”