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Mayor of Charlottesville to speak at SU’s School of Architecture
Mayor of Charlottesville to speak at SU’s School of ArchitectureJanuary 23, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Maurice D. Cox, the mayor of Charlottesville, Va., and an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia, will speak as part of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture’s lecture series on Jan. 29. at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Kilian Room 500 Hall of Languages; it is free and open to the public.
Cox, a native of New York City, is an architectural educator and urban designer. He taught for six years in SU’s Italian Division of International Studies Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, where he also practiced professionally in partnership with Giovanna Galfione, focusing on urban design issues. In 1993, Cox moved to Charlottesville to teach at the University of Virginia, where he has coordinated the undergraduate introductory design studio and taught graduate seminars focusing on community-based, collaborative processes of urban place-making.
In 1996 Cox co-founded the architectural practice of RBGC Architecture, Research and Urbanism with partners Craig Barton, Giovanna Galfione and Martha Rowen in Charlottesville. He was elected to the Charlottesville City Council in 1996 and was elected mayor in 2002. He serves on the Charlottesville Housing and Redevelopment Authority as a transportation representative to the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Cox holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the acclaimed Cooper Union School in New York City. The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Architecture’s Community Design Center.
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