Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Director, Master of Real Estate Development Program
207 Dudley Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction, University of Kentucky
Michael Robinson serves as a Professor of Landscape Architecture and the Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program, where he has been a member for the faculty since 1996. In addition, Professor Robinson is actively engaged in research on urban and ecological resilience on the Northern Gulf Coast.
Professor Robinson's efforts in design practice have earned him regional and national acclaim, including an American Institute of Architect's Environmental Education Award (1992), A Public Education and Awareness Award from the national Endowment for the Arts (1980), an Urban Environmental Design Award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award (1992), an Audubon International Planning Award (2004), and others for historic preservation. Robinson has been recognized for his teaching with the Ralph Rapson Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Bronze Medal for Distinguished Teaching by the University of Minnesota.
Before his tenure as a full-time educator, Robinson practiced for 20 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts as an executive officer of a non-profit urban design organization and as President/CEO of a design/build/ development company. He has been a Fellow of the Urban Design Institute; a Visiting Design Scholar of the American Urban Landscape and an H. W. S. Cleveland Chaired Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota; a USA Fellow from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently a Fulbright Senior Specialists.
Professor Robinson has co-authored a book, written chapters in books, and published numerous articles on urban design history and theory. His academic outreach and non-profit work has included providing planning, urban design, and economic development assistance to over 50 cities and towns in the United States.