Ellen Dunham-Jones -- JC Nichols Prize Jury
February 23, 2019
Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ellen Dunham-Jones is a professor of architecture and directs the MS in urban design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, she is Architectural Record’s 2018-19 Woman Educator of the year and was recognized in 2017 by Planetizen as one of the 100 most influential urbanists. She is co-author with June Williamson of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs, (Wiley, 2009, 2011.) Its documentation of successful retrofits of aging big box stores, malls, and office parks into more sustainable places received a PROSE award and has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Harvard Business Review, PBS, NPR, TED and other prominent venues. The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies: Designs for 21st Century Challenges is forthcoming in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Congress for the New Urbanism as well as the Brook Byers Institute of Sustainable Systems, lectures widely, directs the REDESIGNING CITIES podcast series, and conducts workshops and research on the many co-benefits of retrofitting – as well as on the potential urban design impacts of autonomous vehicles.