The College of Architecture and Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Deines as the Chair of the Art and Design Department. Professor Deines has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts in Design from Wayne State University and a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, along with NCIDQ certification in interior design and associate membership in the AIA. She has taught at the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy since 2000. In the past, she has also taught at Warsaw Polytechnic University and the Cleveland Urban Design Center at Kent State University. Professor Deines has a wealth of professional experience with Green + Deines Studio, Awake by Design, Rossetti Architects, Swanson Meads Architects, and JPRA Associates.
Associate Professor Dale Allen Gyure, Ph.D., published his second book, The Chicago Schoolhouse,1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform (Center for American Places at Columbia College and University of Chicago Press, 2011), and presented a lecture on the book in June at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Dr. Gyure also was named a member of the Board of Directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
Two of the college’s adjunct professors where rewarded for their continuing education in the past months. Jennifer L. Malia, IIDA, LEED AP, received her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), while Jane McBride received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University in Detroit.