Sonia A. Hirt, FAICP

Professor Sonia Hirt is the Dean of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her research focuses on urban built environments. She has more than 75 publications, including several books. Her 2015 book Zoned in the USA received many honors, including the 2017 John Friedmann Book Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Hirt has taught at Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She has guest-lectured at many other universities, including Cambridge, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Michigan, Penn, Vanderbilt, and Yale. Her publications are highly cited and widely used in classrooms.