Michael Dennis is a principal of Michael Dennis & Associates in Boston, and Professor of Architecture at MIT, where he teaches Urban Design and Theory. He was the 1986 Thomas Jefferson Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, the 1988 Eero Saarinen Professor of Architecture at Yale University, and the 2006 Charles Moore Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. In 2011, he was awarded the Congress for the New Urbanism Athena Medal for his contributions to urbanism and the CNU Charter Award for the University of Texas at San Antonio Campus Master Plan. He has won numerous other design awards including the American Institute of Architects Austin Design Award, the Texas Society of Architects Design Award, and the Boston AIA Design Award. He has lectured widely, and is the author of Court and Garden: From the French Hôtel to the City of Modern Architecture.