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Professor | University of Miami School of Architecture / Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine 

Joanna Lombard


Joanna Lombard, is a registered architect and Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and is a 2019-2021 Abess Faculty Scholar in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. A founding member of the UM Built-Environment Behavior & Health Research Group with funded projects in the area of neighborhood design and health, she investigates the impacts of greenness and greening initiatives.  

As author and co-author of articles, book chapters, and books, she contributed “The Landscape Design Principles of William Lyman Phillips in the First Heritage Parks,” to Building Eden, The Beginning of Miami-Dade County’s Visionary Park System, which was the recipient of 2021 Florida Trust Award. She is co-leader of one of the eleven university-based teams selected as charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, and a member of the University of Miami U-LINK team exploring “Hyper-localism: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation.” She also works with colleagues in the national research and design collective, Practice Landscape founded in 2006 by Rosetta S. Elkin.