Marilys R. Nepomechie, FAIA, is an architect, professor of architecture, and associate dean for strategic initiatives at the Florida International University College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts. Co-director of the UIA-UNESCO Education Commission and Validation Council, she served as national 2015-16 president of ACSA. Her professional and academic projects, focused on urban resilience and on the design of sustainable, affordable housing, and infrastructure, are included in the archives of the National Building Museum. Her work has been honored with over 40 design and research awards, national and international exhibitions, and publications, including support from the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Energy, American Architecture Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Graham Foundation, CINTAS Foundation, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and American Institute of Architects. Author of the AIA Guide to Miami | Building Paradise: An Architectural Guide to the Magic City, Nepomechie was co-curator of national and international exhibitions Miami | La Habana: Magic City | Novia del Mar, Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, The Radical HIVE: Social Housing and Urbanism in Latin America, and La Habana Moderna: 1902-1959.