Sydney Maubert

Sydney Rose Maubert is an artist, architect, and professor. She uses painting as a tool for architectural storytelling. Her research interests are architecture, geography, and cultural production in the Caribbean and American South. Informed by her Haitian-Cuban heritage, her practice explores racial-sexual perception in the built environment. 

She holds degrees in architecture from Yale University and the University of Miami, with double minors in writing and art. Her work has been exhibited at TenBerke Architects, Artist in Residence in the Everglades, GreenSpace Miami in Miami ArtWeek 2023, and Cornell Hartell Gallery. Her work was recently acquired as a part of 21C Museum. She has received several awards, including the Oolite Ellies Creator Award, GreenSpace Initiative Grant, Miami-Dade Individual Artist Grant, Cornell Council for the Arts Award, Yale Moulton Andros Award, and University of Miami Alpha Rho Chi Award. Currently, Sydney Rose is the inaugural fellow at Cornell's Strauch Fellowship (Fall 2022–ongoing).  Most recently, she was awarded the Rowe Fellowship at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she will teach and produce research (Fall 2024–Spring 2026). She is the founder of Sydney R. Maubert LLC., her art and mural practice. 

She sits on the board of the Center for Architecture's Scholarship Committee (2023). She has assisted in teaching courses at Yale University, Morgan State University, City College of New York, and the University of Miami. 

Her work has been published in Log, Drawing Matter, and Yale Retrospecta. She was listed as a New Progressive in Architect Magazine.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural representation
  • Architectural theory
  • Cities
  • Drawing
  • Housing
  • Informal design
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Painting
  • Planning history
  • Public art
  • Real estate development
  • Urbanism
  • Urban Morphologies
  • Housing
  • Maroonage
  • Fugitive Practice
  • Geography
  • Race and Gender Studies

Related News

Classes (Selected)

  • 2024 Spring ARCH 3101/ 3102: Third Year Design Core Studio, Sole Instructor
  • 2023 Fall ARCH 4101: Option Studio, Aesthetics of Impropriety: Stagedness of Daily Life, Sole Instructor 
  • 2023 Fall ARCH 3308: Theory Seminar, Graduate, Giving up on Home: Aesthetics of Refusal, Sole Instructor
  • 2023 Spring ARCH 3101/ 3102: Third Year Design Studio, The Wall: Planning the Last Gomorrah, Sole Instructor
  • 2022 Fall ARCH 3308/6308: Undergraduate Elective, The Intimacies of the Walls, Sole Instructor 

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • 2023 Fall Selected recipient of Oolite Arts Ellies Creator Award
  • 2023 Fall Selected recipient of Green Space Miami Initiative Grant
  • 2023 Spring Selected recipient of Cornell Council of the Arts Grant
  • 2023 Summer ​Selected Artist in Residence in Everglades AIRIE Fellowship
  • 2022 Spring Selected winner of Yale Moulton Andros Award

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • 2024 Spring "As We Move Forward", Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA, USA 
  • 2023 Summer "Queen of the Swamp", AIRIE Nest Gallery, AIRIE Artists in Residence in Everglades Fellowship, Miami, FL
  • 2023 Spring "Hymns from a Burning House: Haitian Dispossession", Hartell Gallery, New York, NY
  • Yale School of Architecture Murals (Spring 2021–Spring 2022)

Publications (Selected)

  • 2024 "Aesthetics of Conjure Feminism: Black Gardens and Botanicas", [Text; Avery Review: Columbia], Accepted.
  • 2023 Published, "The erotics of Black worship: the gate", [Text; Log 57 Journal; MIT Press], accepted.
  • 2023 "Black Seminoles in the American South", [Text; II International Congress on Colonial and Postcolonial Landscapes: Architecture, Colonialism and War], accepted. 
Close overlay