Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, DPACSA, is a registered architect and Associate Dean of Faculty and Program Development at CARTA. Her writing, research, urban design and building projects focus on the environmental, cultural and social contexts of design. They include a broad range of proposals for resilient, affordable infrastructure and housing, many conducted through collaborative community-based design processes. Included in the archives of the U.S. National Building Museum, the work of her practice has been honored with over 40 professional and academic awards, national and international exhibition and publication. The National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam; as well as the Andrew W. Mellon, and the Graham, CINTAS and American Architecture Foundations have all funded her research, creative and curatorial work. Author, most recently, of the AIA Guide to Miami | Building Paradise: An Architectural Guide to the Magic City, Nepomechie has also co-curated national and international exhibitions including 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. Nepomechie served as 2016 President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture [ACSA]. She currently serves the International Union of Architects [UIA] as Co-Director of the Education Commission and Co-Reporter of the UNESCO-UIA Validation Council. In 2018 she was elected as a Director of the National Architectural Accreditation Board [NAAB].