Title: Distinguished Professor
Company: School Zone Institute
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Anne P. Taylor, Ph.D., a distinguished professor at the School Zone Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of architectural education.
With more than five decades of professional expertise, Dr. Taylor is the founder and president of the School Zone Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes a comprehensive curriculum for children and teachers encompassing science, technology, engineering, the arts, architecture and mathematics. In 2010, Dr. Taylor was named a Regents Professor Emerita of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico after teaching at the school for more than 30 years. She joined the faculty as a professor of art education in 1975 and went on to establish the Architecture and Children program, which seeks to analyze the impact of the built environment on learning and behavior. To this end, Dr. Taylor also established and served as the director of the Institute for Environmental Education, with which she was active between 1977 and 2010.
Dr. Taylor is a distinguished professor via the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and a board member of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation and advocates for the wider adoption of design curriculum. She has delivered numerous presentations before conferences of educators and architects on her areas of expertise and has contributed to publications including “The Legacy of La Luz: Building Community with Respect for the Land,” “The Ornamentation of John Gaw Meem,” “Linking Architecture and Education: Sustainable Design of Learning Environments,” and an Architecture and Children Guidebook, which has been published in Spanish and English. Dr. Taylor has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Award for Collaborative Achievement from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Albuquerque chapter of the AIA, and an AIA Learning by Design Award via the Institute for Environmental Education.
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