Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, a partner in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), has been appointed chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute (ULI). She will be the first architect, and the first woman, to head the research and education institute since it was established in 1936. The ULI is dedicated to enhancing land-use. Its 26,000 members are located primarily in the U.S., but there are also members in nearly 100 countries.

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