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Michael Dobbins

Michael Dobbins, FAIA, is currently a part-time professor of practice in the Architecture, City and Regional Planning programs, and supports the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture. He continues to provide advisory services to the City of Atlanta for transportation and land use issues.

  • Served as was Commissioner of the Department of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Conservation for the City of Atlanta from 1996-2002
  • Served as Planning Director for Birmingham, Alabama, where he received the National Preservation Honor Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1993, (with others) for the creation of the Birmingham Civil Rights District
  • Worked with the New York City Planning Department (Staten Island); and New Orleans Comprehensive River Area Study
  • Is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and has served as a valued resource team member for the Mayor’s Institute of City Design
  • Received Bachelor and Master of Architecture Degrees from Yale University and is a Licensed Architect in Georgia and California

Last updated 8/25/16