Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture
Areas of Expertise
- Sustainable material development (focus on earthen and concrete)
- Phenomenology, place and existential space
- Craftsmanship of matter and space
- Professional design/build delivery
Originally from the Southwestern United States, Jesús Robles spent much of his youth traveling the landscapes between Southern California and Texas. He studied architecture at Texas Tech University, earning his Masters of Architecture in 2003. Upon departure, he cut a unique path to expand and hone his craft, gaining over 15 years of architectural design, project management, construction and construction management experience. He studied under various craftsmen and architects, honing his sensibilities and skills as a finish carpenter, designer and builder. This time spent would greatly influence and form his virtues towards the craft of architecture.
Jesús is a Principal at DUST Architects, an award-winning studio grounded firmly in the tactile, in pursuit of the intangible. The studio, as well as teaching, explore ideas and ethics rooted in a reverent intimacy with craft and place through endeavors into the essential and the timeless.