New Director experienced in residential, commercial, and urban design
Dunwoody College of Technology is pleased to announce that Maura Rogers, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA has been named the new Director of Architecture Programs at the College. In her new position, Rogers will oversee both the two-year Architectural Drafting & Design program, as well as the +3 Bachelor of Architecture.
With an expansive career in the architecture field that has encompassed residential design, technical drafting, urban planning, project management, and public sector projects, Rogers brings a wealth of experience into her new role. Most recently, her focus has been working in public services and in alternative delivery methods, specifically with design-build.
“Maura brings such a unique combination of design experience, technical expertise, and proven leadership to the position,” said Provost Scott Stallman. “We are excited to see the positive impacts she will have on our growing architecture program here at Dunwoody.”
A life-long learner, Rogers attended high school in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where her interests in math, science, and art prompted her to explore a career in architecture. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Certificate in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee in 1998. She later earned her Master of Arts in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London, England in 2002, before completing her Master of Architecture from UW—Milwaukee in 2006.
Rogers has worked extensively in the field, including:
- White Crane Design Build, Minneapolis, MN, Senior Designer
- Trust for Governors Island, New York, NY, Director, Design and Construction
- Port Authority of NY and NJ – Engineering Department, New York, NY, Architect
- City of New York Department of Design and Construction, New York, NY, Senior Project Manager
- Page Goolrick Architect, New York, NY, Project Manager/Architect
- Ennead Architects, New York, NY, Project Manager/Architect
- Planning and Design Institute, Milwaukee, WI, Intern-Urban Designer
- Central States Incorporated, Valders, WI, Architectural Intern-Designer
- Mudrovich Architects, Wausau, WI, Architectural Intern-Designer
- Daniel Romualdez Architects, New York, NY, Architectural Intern-Designer
- Taliesin Architects, Madison, WI, Architectural Intern
Her design and project management work is just as extensive, and notable professional projects include:
- Governors Island Maritime and Building Portfolio, Director, Design and Construction – New York
- Newark International Airport Terminal One Redevelopment, Client/Architect – New Jersey
- Westchester Square Branch Library, Project Manager – New York
- The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Project Manager – New York
- Hamilton Fish Park Library, Project Manager – New York
- Historic Barn Adaptive Reuse, Architect – New York
- NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Designer – New York
- National Museum of American Jewish History, Designer – Pennsylvania
- Cathedral School, St. John the Divine, Project Manager/Architect – New York
- Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge, Designer – Minnesota
- Monona Terrace Sky bridge and Lobby – Wisconsin
Rogers is excited to take on this new role, which will allow her to draw from all aspects of her professional experiences – the technical and the design side – to help better prepare future generations for the field.
“Our built environment should reflect us all,” she said. “Dunwoody College of Technology’s 2+3 Architecture Program model offers a truly rare path to prepare students for both the challenging and exciting future we in the profession face. Throughout my career, I have encountered adversity in different shapes and forms – socioeconomic background is one of the most significant forms in the profession of architecture. The 2 + 3 program at Dunwoody offers students a strong foundation in drafting skills and a path to an accredited degree in a highly efficient program.”
Rogers is joining Dunwoody at an exciting time, with the launch of the new online-only B.ARCH program this fall. The College was approved to be a nation-wide provider of online education by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) this past December.
More information about Dunwoody’s architecture programs can be found here.
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 46 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined. More information on Dunwoody can be found at www.dunwoody.edu or by following Dunwoody on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.