Heather Roberge

Heather Roberge

Los Angeles, CA, US



Heather Roberge is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder and principal of design practice murmur and served as Chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design where she is associate professor.

Roberge’s research and professional work investigate the spatial, structural and atmospheric potential that digital technologies have on the theory and practice of building. Her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies.

She has received numerous accolades in recognition of her distinctive work including the 2017 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence, the prestigious 2016 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York, a 2015 AIA LA Merit award for En Pointe, an installation for the SCI-Arc Gallery, a 2011 AIA Next LA design merit award for the Succulent House, and was selected as a Finalist in the 2006 PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program. Her work has been published in A+U, Wallpaper, Architectural Record, Log, Architect, Architects Newspaper, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times and exhibited in group shows in the U.S. and abroad.

Her professional training in architecture continued in the New York offices of Eisenman Architects, Architecture Research Office, and Davis Brody Bond. She has previously taught at OSU, Washington University in St. Louis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Pratt Institute.



murmur, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal

Jan 2008 - current

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate Professor

Sep 2002 - current

Gnuform, Los Angeles, CA, US, Co-Principal

Jan 1999 - Jan 2008


ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence, Award

Awarded for teaching at Architecture and Urban Design Department, UCLA


AIA LA Merit Award, Award

Awarded for En Pointe


AIA-LA Next LA Merit Award, Award

Awarded for the Succulent House


AIA-LA Next LA Merit Award, Award

Awarded for the NGTV Television Set and Bar, with J. Payne


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