Jill Stoner is in her fifth year as Director of the Azrieli School, following 28 years as professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Her professional practice (1993 – 2007) comprised adaptive reuse, additions and renovations to public buildings, and visionary urban competitions, several of which received national and international awards. Her first book, Poems for Architects (William Stout Publishers 2001) is an anthology of 48 poems that reveal the spatial sensibility of the twentieth century. A second book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press 2012), advocates for a more politicized approach to post-recession, contested and neo-urban landscapes. Under her directorship, the school has developed meaningful engagements with Indigenous populations, and traveling studios in complex global contexts such as Cape Town and Sao Paolo. Other initiatives include alumni engagement, continuing education, and a culture of collaboration within the School.