The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Presenting Maurice Cox, Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer and Planning Director for the City of Detroit

Presenting Maurice Cox, Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer and Planning Director for the City of Detroit

Presenting the Planning Director for the City of Detroit-
Urban Designer & Architectural Educator Maurice Cox

The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning presents Maurice Cox, the newly appointed Planning Director for the City of Detroit and Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 with two events for the community. Please note that we will have APA CM credit and AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for both events.

Inside the Atelier with Maurice Cox

This event will be reminiscent of an “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” so come with questions and be ready to engage in dialogue.
Coffee and juice will be provided.
This event is sponsored by APA Utah.

Friday, September 30
9:00 to 10:00 am
Salt Lake City Public Library 210 East 400 South, Conference Room B
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Presenting Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Maurice Cox

Maurice Cox will present a lecture titled Portraits of Resilience. “I have asked Maurice to come because his efforts in Detroit and previously in New Orleans and as Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts expresses a kindred inspiration found in our College Vision Statement and the power of resilience enabled through exceptional environmental design,” says Dean Keith Diaz Moore.

Friday, September 30
12:30 to 1:30pm
University of Utah
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB) Room 109
255 S Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

About Maurice Cox

Maurice Cox, newly appointed Planning Director for the City of Detroit is an urban designer, architectural educator and former mayor of the City of Charlottesville, VA. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University, School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement throughout the New Orleans community. Cox has taught at Syracuse University, the University of Virginia and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design” in 2004 by Fast Company Business Magazine. He served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2007-2010 where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governor’s Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw direct design grants to the design community across the U.S. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design Educators in America in the annual ranking of Design Intelligence.