Dr. José Gamez, UNC Charlotte School of Architecture Assistant Director and Associate Professor, has been elected to the Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as the Mid Atlantic Regional Director. His three-year term with the ACSA will begin July 1, 2017.
In his role as a Regional Director, Gamez will serve as a leader to the regional constituents and chair meetings for the group’s Mid Atlantic region. He will also be charged with maintaining regional records, providing assistance to regional schools and organizations, and preparing annual reports of regional activities for publication in the association’s Annual Report. Per the ACSA’s mission statement, the group examines issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future.
A founding member of the School’s Urban Design Program and former Director of City.Building.Lab, Gamez has previously served as a Provost’s Faculty Fellow. His research explores the role of community-engaged scholarship in public interest design, the roles of culture and identity in architecture and urbanism, and critical art and design practices. He has published articles and essays in numerous architectural publications. In 2015, Gamez received the Provost's Faculty Award for Community Engagement, an annual award that honors a tenured faculty member whose teaching, research, and service embody the University’s commitment to civic involvement.