Rocio Romero is a Chilean-American architectural designer widely celebrated for her well-crafted, minimalist homes and products that are both sustainable and affordable. Her iconic LV series of prefabricated homes, as well as her home accessories and furniture, are inspired by a commitment to clean lines, uncompromising quality, and efficient production and delivery.
Since its debut 15 years ago, the LV home has become synonymous with modern prefab in North America. Writing of the LV in The New Yorker, Paul Goldberger stated, “Romero’s designs stand out for their clarity, simplicity, and grace.” Karrie Jacobs, founding editor in chief of Dwell, wrote in her book The Perfect $100,000 House about Romero’s role as a pioneer in the field: “Even as competitors and imitators spring up, Rocio is the one who really took on the problem of prefabricating a simple, attractive, low-cost modern house and solved it.” Today, clients have built more than 200 customized LV homes — from small LVMs to multiple LVLs on several acres — across the United States and in France, Chile, and Canada.
In fall 2014, Romero began introducing her debut line of home accessories and furniture. A natural complement to the LV lifestyle — which celebrates modern living within nature — the line’s initial products include a fire pit, wood storage seat, end table, candle holders, and coasters. For these pieces, and others coming soon, Romero married her signature design characteristics of elegance and strength with new explorations of the hexagon, a geometric shape and pattern prevalent in nature and known for its robust efficiency.
Romero is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design with a Major in Architecture. She received a Master’s in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Romero and her work have been featured in numerous publications and museum exhibitions, including at the Walker Art Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Triennale di Milano. She has served as a judge for many competitions, including the 99K House, Living Box, and Architecture Magazine’s Home of the Year award. Romero lives with her family in St. Louis.
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