Professor José Gámez has been elected the Second Vice President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The Second Vice President serves on the ACSA board for a four-year term, beginning on July 1, 2023, with the first year served as Second Vice President, the second year served as First Vice President/President-Elect, the third year served as President, and the fourth year served as Past President.
Founded in 1912, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools representing more than 40,000 students. ACSA provides venues for international peer review and recognition in the form of scholarly journals, conferences, awards, and student design competitions. The association provides intelligence and insight for the members through data collection and analysis and works to enhance teaching and research across the discipline through the volunteer members and often in partnership with peer organizations in education and practice around the world.
Gámez is a professor of architecture and urban design in the David R. Ravin School of Architecture and is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs for the College of Arts + Architecture. His research explores questions of culture in architecture and urbanism through action-based research and public scholarship. His work has been published in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Places: A Forum of Environmental Design, The Journal of Urbanism, The Journal of Applied Geography, and The Plan Journal. He is also the co-editor of the books Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and Environment and Vertical Urbanism: Designing Compact Cities in China and he has contributed essays to books such as Writing Urbanism: A Design Reader, Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, Charlotte, NC: The Global Rise of a New South City, and Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment.