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Kate Wingert-Playdon is Associate Dean of the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Professor of the Architecture Department. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in architecture and preservation. Her research and design work is focused on cultural landscapes. The work addresses the overlaps of architecture, site, and settlement, focused on the underlying cultural manifestation of places and the particularity of sites. Her most recent work addresses a number of sites and includes research on the Philadelphia plan and the architecture of the American Southwest. She is author of John Gaw Meem at Acoma: the Restoration of San Estaban del Rey Mission (2012, Albuquerque: UNM Press). She has contributed to design and research collaborations including Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, H’aaku Museum and Cultural Center at the Pueblo of Acoma, and Land Arts of the American West. Current research for a forthcoming book is focused on the building process and cultural life of La Fonda, a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.