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Joanna Lombard wins Education and Research In the Company of Women Award

MIAMI (January 11, 2018)

Architect and professor Joanna Lombard has been selected as one of 13 amazing women for the prestigious In the Company of Women award in the category of Research and Education. Lombard is being recognized for her contributions at the University of Miami School of Architecture where she has served as a faculty member for the last 40 years.

From the very beginning of her career, Lombard set herself apart by breaking the professional mold for women. Her bachelor of architecture from Tulane University, master’s degree in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and her architecture license were received during a time when men heavily dominated the architecture profession.

Lombard has further distinguished herself with a joint appointment in the Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, allowing her to join the fields of architecture, landscape, and public health in her teaching and research. This gives her body of work a unique perspective, special edge, and pioneering international influence. As co-leader of one of 11 university-based teams selected as charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, she stands on the cutting edge of architectural design for healthy communities.

Her work in both architectural design and teaching has garnered numerous awards. She has been named among the Design Intelligence 30 most admired educators in 2013, has twice won the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Preservation Education/Media, and has won numerous faculty awards, among many other awards in architectural design.

In addition to her teaching and design work, Lombard helps to better our community through her extensive civic participation, as board chair of the Carrollton School, member of various committees at Fairchild Tropical Garden, board member of the Park Foundation of Miami-Dade, member of the AIA Active Design Guidelines Advisory Board, member of Coconut Grove 2030, and more. When one takes into account the mark Lombard leaves through the formation of her many students, one can see that her impact is incalculable.

Joanna Lombard will receive her award at the 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the luxurious Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle, in Coral Gables, FL. Tickets will go on sale in January 2018. For more information, visit

In the Company of Women takes place in March in commemoration of Women’s History Month and is hosted by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Proceeds support Miami-Dade Parks and parks programming, including The Women’s Park and the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Program.