Over 250 educators, practitioners, researchers and community stakeholders attended this year’s Makeover Montgomery (MM4), a biennial event bringing some of the best minds in new technology, economics, social science, architecture, development and sustainability together to discuss the contemporary challenges and opportunities of the American suburb.
Dr. Casey Dawkins has been promoted to full professor by the University of Maryland’s Urban Studies and Planning Program. Dr. Dawkins has been an educator at the University of Maryland and a research associate at the National Center for Smart Growth since 2011, and has served as director of both UMD’s Urban Studies and Planning and Ph.D. programs since 2016.
Ronit Eisenbach has been promoted to full professor by the University of Maryland’s Architecture Program. An accomplished architect, artist and educator, Eisenbach teaches both graduate and undergraduate architecture studios, contemporary theory and an introductory course on the built environment.
Dr. Michele Lamprakos has been promoted to associate professor by the University of Maryland’s Architecture Program. An accomplished architect and architectural/urban historian, Dr. Lamprakos shares her research and extensive practical knowledge of architectural design, adaptive reuse and preservation of urban conditions both in the U.S. and abroad. She specializes in cultural heritage and the critical role it plays in modern cities, with a focus on both the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Building a World Heritage City praised for its contribution to urban history
Dr. Michele Lamprakos’ book, Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa Yemen, received the 2018 Spiro Kostof Award, Honorable Mention from the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). She was honored at their 71st annual conference in St. Paul on April 20, along with other award winners and fellows.