Release Date: February 19, 2013

Gyure appointed to State Historic Preservation Review Board Allen Gyure, a professor of architecture at Lawrence Technological University, has been appointed to a four-year term on the State Historic Preservation Review Board by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Gyure will represent architectural history on the board and replaces Carolyn Loeb. He was nominated by State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Michigan Senate.

Gyure has taught in the distance-learning master’s program in historic preservation at Goucher College in Maryland for 12 years. He is also an adjunct associate professor of art history at Wayne State University.

Last year he served as the local chair for the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference in Detroit. He is a member of the Minoru Yamasaki Advisory Board at Wayne State University and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Board of Directors, and is involved in preservation efforts at the Affleck House, the residence in Bloomfield Hills that was designed by Wright and is now owned by LTU.

Gyure is an architectural historian and teaches various architectural history courses at LTU, including History of the Designed Environment I & II, Twentieth Century Architecture and Theory, and Frank Lloyd Wright and His Times. Previous courses include Great Books of Architecture and History of Detroit Architecture.

He has a master’s degree and Ph.D. in American and modern architecture, both from the University of Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ball State University in Indiana and a law degree from Indiana University.


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