Sharon Haar

ACSA President, Professor, University of Michigan

Sharon Haar is a Professor of Architecture at Taubman College, University of Michigan. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Board of the Architects Foundation, the AIA’s philanthropic. She is the President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Sharon is a leader in architectural education in North America through the ACSA and previous administrative positions at University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Parsons School of Design. Her research spans topics that include the history of architectural practices devoted to social activism, equitable housing and urban design, and university campuses. She is the author of The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago and editor of Schools for Cities: Urban Strategies. At the University of Michigan, she leads the “Collective for Equitable Housing” initiative, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners exploring the intersection of housing affordability and social justice.

Dynamic Capabilities – why we need to change how, who and what we teach

Our common global community are facing challenges more complex than ever before. Complexity calls for new perspectives, skills and capabilities amongst the already prac-ticing stakeholders in the built environment and…
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