Robert Vint

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture


  • Architecture
  • School of Architecture

Areas of Expertise

  • Affordable infill housing design and development
  • Alternative low-carbon materials design and construction
  • Arid region urban design
  • Historic preservation and adaptive reuse


Bob Vint is an architect with a regional practice based in Tucson. He has completed numerous projects in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California (in the U.S.) and in Sonora, Mexico, focused on community design, historic preservation and urban infill development. He has traveled widely to cities in the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Cuba. He is fluent in the Spanish language and has studied the Spanish 'Laws of the Indies' (Recopilación de leyes de los reynos de las Indias), the first form-based urban design manual in the Americas. Bob is principal co-author of Southwest Housing Traditions: Design, Materials, Performance published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which stresses the importance of town planning in the design of housing environments.

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