Jeff Huber is an Associate Professor and Director of MetroLAB in the School of Architecture at FAU where he teaches upper-division architecture studios. Huber also teaches lecture courses on urban design, and materials and methods of construction. His work focuses on interdisciplinary public work projects that combine ecological, landscape, urban, and architectural design. Huber is also a principal in the internationally recognized firm of Brooks + Scarpa and manages their South Florida office. He is currently researching issues of sea-level rise in south Florida and has established over a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding in that effort through the National Endowment of the Arts and Florida Sea Grant programs.
Huber’s research, teaching, and design work have garnered numerous national awards from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) from whom he was awarded the 2011-2012 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award. Most notably, in 2017 Huber received the National Young Architect Award and in 2018 he received a National Institute Honor Award for his sea-level rise design research Salty Urbanism. Recently he received the Presidential Award from AIA Florida for his dedication to leading the profession to properly respond to Florida’s changing climate conditions.
Huber has advanced sustainability educational and professional initiatives in agricultural urbanism, green school design, missing-middle housing typologies, Transit-Oriented Development and Low Impact Development. His professional work has been published in books and periodicals including 99K House Competition, Architect, Residential Architect, and Architectural Record. Huber has taught and lectured at the University of Florida, Mississippi State University, University of Miami, University of Southern California and University of Arkansas.
Huber was previously the Assistant Director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, an internationally recognized outreach center of the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design. He has also worked in Miami for Zyscovich Architects, Inc. and Howard Davis Associates Architects, P.A. in Saint Augustine. Huber holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture, a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Florida International University. Huber also holds an NCARB Certificate with licensure in Florida and Arkansas and is a LEED Accredited Professional with LEED project experience in building design and neighborhood development.