Mary Konsoulis has taught in the real estate development and historic preservation programs. Most recently, she was on the staff of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), a federal design review agency in Washington, DC. Her work included serving as an editor and contributing author for Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts, an illustrated history of the commission and its influence on the design of the nation’s capital. Prior to her work for the CFA, Ms. Konsoulis was a curator at the National Building Museum, developing exhibitions about the spatial, political, cultural, and technological influences on the design and development of American cities.
Ms. Konsoulis has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Wellesley College. For a number of years, she was an urban planner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.