Rosa Grena Kliass is considered one of the most important landscape architects in Brazil for her ability to reshape areas that include established buildings and charged histories. Rosa Alembick graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo in 1955 and married architect Wlademir Kliass in 1956. In 1969 she earned an MA in urban planning from the University of São Paulo and opened her own firm, winning a national prize for her redesign of the Anhangabaú Valley, planning parks throughout the urban hubs of São Paulo, Curitiba, and Salvador, and shaping numerous commercial and governmental spaces. In 2003 she redesigned what had been a prison known for shocking human rights abuses into the Youth Village of São Paulo, now a pleasure for locals and a noted tourist destination. She founded the Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects in 1976. She has also taught landscape architecture and urban design at Mackenzie University in São Paulo, the Catholic University of Paraná, and Bras-Cubas, Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo State.
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