Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief Hurricanes and floods are an unavoidable factor in Florida communities. When they strike, Royce Monteverdi has been a regular face in humanitarian assistance, leading teams of hurricane relief volunteers with the Florida Governmental Emergency OPERATIONS Management, State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Royce was acknowledged by Governor Jeb Bush as a “Hurricane Hero” for his 3 month engagement in disaster operations during the 4 hurricanes that devastated parts of Florida in 2004. Not all the help needed in times of disaster is medical or physical. People have often been displaced from their homes, have lost valuable belongings, need help communicating to family members, etc. Addressing some of these needs, Monteverdi chairs the ESCC (Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee) of the Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)...
Architecture

Architecture

Royce Monteverdi: Architecture It is a reality that today human beings spend most of their time inside buildings. Yet for all of our technological advances, few real advances have been made in improving the quality of life in those buildings. Monteverdi’s architectural designs speak to an enhanced experience of being “inside”, and the creation of buildings that uplift the environment, the user and the...
Furniture design

Furniture design

Royce Monteverdi: Furniture Design The same use of placement and proportion that goes into creating interior spaces and buildings can be used to create furniture that is both comfortable and artistic. Royce Monteverdi’s furniture designs surpass the old concepts to become something that works with the room, and its inhabitants, to create a new aesthetic...
Interior design

Interior design

Royce Monteverdi: Interior Design Just as architecture creates an interplay between substance and space in an environment, interior design creates an interplay of space and objects inside a room. Done well, the design of a room might never be noticed. Done excellently, it quietly improves the experience of being...
The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

The golden compass is a concept that has been around for millenia, measuring a proportion that was once referred to as the “divine proportion”. It is a proportion that has been used to build stunning cathedrals, temples, even the pyramids. The human body is built to this proportion. Before the “divine proportion” fell out of use, replaced by dry engineering textbooks, it was considered that anything built to this proportion would be not only pleasing to the eye but also spiritually uplifting. It is the basis for Royce Monteverdi’s work in any field he steps...

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