Miriam Gusevich was born in Cuba and emigrated to the US as a teenager. She is an urban designer, scholar, and teacher, with a lifelong commitment to public interest design. She is the founding principal at GM2 Studio and CEO of Restoring our Places, an NGO.
An experienced city maker, her work is inspired by the story of each site to reconcile and guide public action. Recent international awards include “Zenica Kilim”, Bosnia (2019), and two memorial – masterplans in Ukraine: “Constellations” for Euro-Maidan (2015) and “Yahrzeit Candles” for Babyn-Yar (2016). “Sambir” and “Ralivka” are two current commissions for Holocaust landscapes near Lviv. Other highlights are the Jane Addams Memorial Park with Louise Bourgeois, Cancer Survivor’s Park, and Mandrake Park all in Chicago, and the People’s Plan for McMillan Park, in Washington, DC.
Miriam has had a distinguished academic career with a long list of lectures, publications, and grants. She received her M.Arch’79 and B.Arch‘75 from Cornell University and was a Loeb Fellow’97 at Harvard University.