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Julia McMorrough is Associate Professor of Practice at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she teaches design and representations courses. Since 1992, she has worked professionally in architecture firms in Kansas City, New York, Boston, and Columbus, Ohio. In that time she has been the lead designer on a range of project types throughout the country, including libraries, academic buildings, and housing. Julia is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, and is a Rotch Scholar.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and has also taught design courses at the Boston Architectural Center and the Ohio State University. Julia was a primary investigator on the Research on the City project Re:Tool-Kit for Detroit, and is a co-founder of studioAPT (with John McMorrough), a research and design collaborative that seeks to elevate design by engaging all audiences, and whose projects include 'Platform for Architecture', 'Makin' It, A Situation Comedy', 'Habitat Shift', and '400:1 House'.

Julia is the author of Materials, Structures, and Standards: All the Details Architects Need to Know But Can Never Find (Rockport Publishers 2006), whose second edition will be published later this year, and the upcoming Drawing for Architecture (2014).

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