Place and Context Sensitive Design
Dobbins, Michael A.
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Michael A. Dobbins, FAIA, AICP, Georgia Institute of Technology. Presently, Michael Dobbins is a part-time professor of practice in the architecture and the city and regional planning programs, as well as supporting the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, at the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. From June 1996 until April 2002, Dobbins was Commissioner of the Department of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Conservation for the City of Atlanta. He continues to provide advisory services to the City of Atlanta, for transportation and land use issues. He received Bachelor and Master of Architecture Degrees from Yale. Dobbins is a Licensed Architect in Georgia and California; Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Other experience includes planning director positions at UC Berkeley, Birmingham, Alabama, New York City Planning Department (Staten Island). New Orleans Comprehensive River Area Study and teaching at UC Berkeley, Birmingham Southern College, Tulane School of Architecture and Columbia University. Participant in planning and design forums and technical assignments across the country and in Europe and China; supporter of a range of community and neighborhood based activities; and recipient of a variety of honors and awards.