college of architecture + design constance bodurow

ConstanceConstance C. Bodurow, Assoc. AIA, AICP                                         
Associate Professor of Architecture

Educational background
Positions held in academic institutions
Courses taught in the past two years
Positions held in design practice
Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations
Funded Research
Professional Licenses, Memberships and Service
Professional Development


Educational background

Masters of Science in Architecture Studies & Masters of City Planning, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture + Urban Planning, 1988-1991 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Michigan State University, College of Arts and Letters, Industrial Design Program, 1977-1981
Urban Design Program, Syracuse University, School of Architecture, Firenze, Italia, 1980 

Positions held in academic institutions

Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University, 2007-Present
Adjunct/Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy, 2003-2007
Acting Chair, Masters of Community Development Program, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy, 2005-2006
Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography + Urban Planning, Wayne State University, 2006
Assistant Professor|Faculty of Record, Wydzial Architektury Politechniki Warszawskiej International Exchange Program, Warsaw Poland, 2004
Exchange Faculty/Member of the Executive Committee, National Cheng Kung University
Boston|Tainan Cultural Exchange: The Essence of Place, Tainan Taiwan, 1997-1998

Courses taught in the past two years

IDS3 Studio
IDS3 Detroit Studio
IDS4 Studio
IDS4 Detroit Studio
Graduate Seminars: Principles and Practices of Urban Design
                                     Urban Design Policy + Implementation
                                     [DENISTY]=GREEN Sustainable Urbanism, Density+Spatial Analysis
                                     Urban Design Methods
                                     Sustainable Urbanism
                                     Visualization of Urban Density 

Positions held in design practice

Founding Principal, Design Equity, Urban Design + Planning, Detroit, MI, 2003-2008
Founding Executive Director, Motorcities National Heritage Area, Detroit, MI, 2000-2003
Manager of Urban Design and Planning, A Better City, Boston MA, 1999-2000
Senior Urban Designer, Wallace Floyd Associates, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1997-1999
Urban Designer/Project Manager, Goody Clancy & Associates, Inc., Boston, MA, 1995-1997
Urban Designer/Project Manager, Icon Architecture, Inc., Boston, MA, 1990-1995


Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations

1.    Bodurow, Constance C., et al, City of Worth : Value Densification Community pilot project (VDCpp), proceeding of 
       "Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins" 96th ACSA Annual meeting March 27-30, 2008, Houston, TX
2.    Re: designing Detroit: Theory and Practice, Critical Studies/Humanities Series 2007-2008, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 
       Bloomfield Hills, MI, 14 Nov 2007
3.    UDM MCD Faculty Research Grant Presentation, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, 12 Nov 2007
4.    Kent State University Forum on the City: Rotterdam, Panel Member, Palazzo Cerchi, Firenze, Italia, 27 Oct 2007
5.    Bodurow, Constance C., et al, Assuming Responsibility: The Architecture of Stewardship: Value Densification 
       Community Pilot Project (VDCpp), Bodurow, C., et. al., Proceedings of the 2007 ACSA Southeast Regional Conference, 
       The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 11-13 Oct 2007
6.    Bodurow, Constance C., et al, VDCpp Methodology, Bodurow, C., et. al., Proceedings of the American Collegiate Schools 
       of Architecture (ACSA) Central Regional Conference, 19-21 Oct, 2007, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, 
       pp 4-3 to 4-29
7.    Bodurow, Constance C., et al, Tools for Designing the City: Value Densification Community Pilot Project (VDCpp), 
       Bodurow, C., et. al., Urban Design Track of the 48th Annual ACSP 2007 Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Oct 2007

Funded Research

1.    studio[Ci] Funded by Coleman Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, LISC, AIA, MSHDA and Lawrence Tech
       Value Densification Community Mapping Project (VDCmp), Detroit, MI, Winter 2007-current

      Funded by AIA 2008 Research Grant and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

       Pilot Project in 2007 partially funded by the UDM MCD Program
       Creation of a free-ware Digital Interface to map community assets and measure physical and social density and empower 
       the community to envision their environmental, social and economic future..  In conjunction with the Southwest Detroit 
       Development Collaborative (SDDC) a consortium of 19 community development organizations.
       Research Partners: Alan Hoback, UDM (2007-current ) and Tomasz Lechowski WAPW (2007)
       Research Assistants: Jordan Martin (2008-current ); Eli Kafer, Agata Sander, Anna Twarogowska (2007)

2.    NOLA Field Studio, New Orleans, LA, Winter 2006-2007
       Working with architecture students and restoration professionals to provide affordable architectural and site design 
       services to NOLA residents post-Katrina
       In partnership with Turner Restoration, Detroit, Michigan and NOLA Preservation Resource Center



1.    2012-2013 Coleman Fellowship, Coleman Foundation, Entrpreneurial Faculty Fellows Grant
2.    2012 Lawrence Tech Faculty Seed Grant
3.    2012 Michigan Association of Planning, Planning Excellence Award: Student Project:
       City of Southfield Mid Century Modern Design Guidelines (with Terry Croad, Planning Director,
       and m.U.D. students: Carolina Ferrero, David Lewis, and Michael Mason)
4.    2012 ARCC King Medal for Environmental Research: Thesis Advisor and Committee Chair for:
       A Sustainable Urbanism Methodology for Postindustrial Districts in North American Cities by Ozlem Demir
5.    2010 Ford Motor Company Fund College Community Challenge [Ford C3] Building Sustainable Communities Grant
6.    2010 d3 Natural Systems Competition Honorable Mention: Infrastructure for Sponge City, with Wang, Stevens, Feng,
7.    2010 Lawrence Tech Teaching and Learning with Technology [TLT] Award
8.    2009 LISC Grant for Southwest Detroit Value Densification Community Mapping Project [VDCmp]
9.    2008 AIA National Research Grant for Value Densification Community Mapping Project [VDCmp]
10. Eco-Village Student Design Competition, Detroit, MI, Student Awards: First Place (Graham Spittal + Jason Pillon), + Honorable Mention (Jordan Martin)


Professional Licenses, Memberships and Service

1.    American Institute of Certified Planners [AICP], registration no. 10556
2.    Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture [ACSA]
3.    National Advisory Group Member AIA Regional + Urban Design Committee (AIA RUDC), 2006-2008
4.    Associate Member American Institute of Architects + Local Components: Detroit/Michigan and Boston Society of Architects
5.    American Planning Association + Michigan and Massachusetts Chapters
6.    LTU CoAD Dual Masters (M.Arch|MURP) Development Committee, 2007-present 
7.    LTU CoAD Masters of Urban Design Curriculum Committee, 2007-present
8.    Mentor, AIA Michigan Architecture School Mentoring Program, 2003-present

Professional Development (meetings/conferences attended, continuing education courses, etc., in the last five years)

1.    Team Member, AIA SDAT, NEMCOG North Eastern Michigan, Summer 2006
2.    Team Leader, AIA/RUDC Rebuilding Neighborhoods Charrette, New Orleans, LA, Spring 2006
3.    National Trust for Historic Preservation / Preservation Resource Center (PRC) Field Inspector, "Operation Comeback" Program, 
       New Orleans, LA, Spring 2006
4.    Leadership Detroit: Member of LD XXIII class, sponsored by the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce