Erica Avrami - Visiting Instructor
Erica AvramiVisiting Instructor
Grad Center for Planning
Higgins Hall North 1
Erica Avrami is a preservation consultant who recently returned to academia. She has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University. Ms. Avrami is also a doctoral candidate in Planning and Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University, where her research focuses on sustainability planning and the politics of preservation and redevelopment in New York City.
Ms. Avrami was for many years a Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, where she developed and managed a range of education, research, and field initiatives related to conservation of the built environment. Her areas of focus included the role of values in heritage conservation, preservation planning and site management, and sustainable/earthen architecture; she has been involved in field and training projects in the US, Britain, Malaysia, Tunisia, Israel, Peru, and Central America. Ms. Avrami is a Trustee of the United States Committee for the International Council of Monuments and Sites and has served as Secretary of the organization since 2004.