Gray Read, associate professor of architecture at Florida International University, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a registered architect. Her research explores historical practices of urbanism to inform contemporary sustainable and resilient design. Her books address historical urban strategies essential to building a sustainable future, including Modern Architecture in Theater: The Experiments of Art et Action; Architecture as a Performing Art, edited with Marcia Feuerstein; and The Miniature and the Gigantic in Philadelphia Architecture: Essays on Designing the City to Human Scale. Among her most recent projects are a collaboration with FIU students developing design ideas to enhance the quality and sustainability of life in Miami, and a series of community conversations centered on strategies for resilience.
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Florida International University