Doug Kelbaugh

Doug Kelbaugh is Professor and former dean at the U. of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He received his BA degree Magna Cum Laude and Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University. His 1975 passive solar house in Princeton was the first of his many pioneering passive solar buildings, and his firm Kelbaugh and Lee went on to win over 15 regional and national design awards and competitions. His practice continued with Kelbaugh, Calthorpe Associates in Seattle, where he was Architecture Chair at the U. of Washington.
Professor Kelbaugh has taught design at nine schools of architecture in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. One of the first to popularize the modern design charrette, he has organized over thirty these urban design workshops and led teams in on four continents. While on a two-year leave, he served as Executive Director of Design and Planning for a Dubai-based public development company with a portfolio of large sustainable projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
He edited The Pedestrian Pocket Book and authored Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design and Repairing the American Metropolis, as well as over a dozen book chapters. He co-edited The Michigan Debates on Urbanism in 2005 and Writing Urbanism in 2008. The American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture awarded Professor Kelbaugh the 2016 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural education, the highest award given in the field.

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