Anirban Adhya, Ph.D.
Anirban Adhya is an Associate Professor in Architecture and Urban Design at the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University, where he teaches integrated design studios and urban design theory and methods. He is a founding member of the SYNCH Research Group (synchRG), a systems-based critical research think tank and also an active proponent of the Detroit Studio, the university’s community outreach program in the Detroit metropolitan region. Adhya’s research focuses on everyday urbanism and architecture, sustainable placemaking, and interdisciplinary approaches to critical questions of the public realm. His work on regionalism in Detroit, architecture research methods, and urban theory have been published in journals such as Urban Design International (2013),Volume 20 (2009), and ARCC Journal (2009) as well as in edited volumes such as Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs (2012) and Terrain Vague (forthcoming in 2013). Adhya’s research has been funded by institutes like the American Institute of Architects (AIA Research Funding Program) and the University of Michigan (Marans Fellowship).