Andrews University's Urban Design Studio is comprised of sixteen graduate architecture students led by Assistant Professor Andrew von Maur. Andrews University's Division of Architecture, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, is committed to the principles and practices of the New Urbanism, a national inter-disciplinary movement which advocates traditional town planning, walkability, and the creation of diverse and sustainable neighborhoods. Issues to be investigated include housing and retail diversity, transit, street design, local ordinances, parking, parks and civic amenities, among things.

Previous projects by the Division of Architecture include the communities of Palmer (Alaska), Empire, Suttons Bay and Traverse City (Michigan), Billings (Montana), and Plymouth (Indiana).

The core charrette team is augmented by town planners Michael Campbell, Mark Miller and Terry Sanford of Nederveld Associates, Inc. based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Furthermore, Charles Donaldson and Jason Whitten of Lansing-based DLZ Corporation will assist the charrette team as traffic engineering consultants.



Jason Barrett
Dublin, Ohio

Isaac Bonilla
Manassas, Virginia

Clarence Browne
St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Stacy Dick
Central Lake, Michigan

Jason Ficklen
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Brenda Fusté
Barcelona, Spain

Gregory Jones
Placerville, California

Melanie McConnell
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Robert Merritt
Ukiah, California

David O’Neil
Levering, Michigan

John Ovies
Royal Oak, Michigan

Ruthzaly Perez
Sabana Grande,
Puerto Rico

Michael Rivera
Bronx, New York

Jonathan Vliet
Hutchinson, Minnesota

Michael Weich
Hanna, Alberta

Timothy Zork
Eau Claire, Michigan

Andrew von Maur
Assistant Professor