Groat Receives James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award

Professor of Architecture Linda Groat has been awarded the 2019 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. The award recognizes one individual’s contributions to research in urban planning and architecture. Groat teaches in both the Doctoral Program and M.Arch program. Her work focuses on research design and methods, environmental meaning, empirical aesthetics, place theory, gender and minority issues in architectural education, and participatory processes in design.

Over her many years of teaching doctoral students, Groat has served on approximately 60 dissertation committees (including at least 30 as chair or co-chair) primarily at U-M, but also at other institutions in the United States and internationally. Her co-authored book, Architectural Research Methods (Wiley, 2002, 2nd edition 2013) has been translated into Chinese and Persian.

Groat has been recognized in national media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Women in Higher Education.

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