Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture


  • Architecture
  • School of Architecture
Jesus Robles

Areas of Expertise

  • Craftsmanship of matter and space
  • Phenomenology, place and existential space
  • Professional design-build delivery
  • Sustainable material development (focus on earthen and concrete)


Originally from the Southwestern United States, Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr 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.

News, Research and Projects

AIA Arizona 2022 Design Awards

UArizona Architecture Faculty Honored for Community Design, Design Pedagogy and Distinguished Architecture by AIA Arizona

School of Architecture faculty members have been honored once again by the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architecture: Laura Carr with the Community Design Award, Eric Weber and Trevor Watson with the Design Pedagogy Award and Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr (DUST Architects) and Michael Kothke (HK Associates) with Distinguished Architecture Citations.

Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr. and truck

Architecture Professor of Practice Takes Arizona Daily Star Readers on a Southern Arizona Road Trip

Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr, an architecture assistant professor of practice at CAPLA, takes readers along for a ride in his trusty pickup truck as part of the Arizona Daily Star's “Favorite Places” series, narrating the spare beauty of the 80-mile drive between the Santa Rita and Whetstone Mountains, though Sonoita, and into the Patagonia Mountains.