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Associate Professor Gary Gerber is an alumnus of Ferris with an AAS degree in Architectural Drafting (1975). He continued at the University of Michigan earning his B.S. in Architecture (1978) followed by an MBA from Grand Valley State University (1995). Gerber is a licensed architect in the State of Michigan since 1984 with an active practice as both an architect and developer in the local building industry. He stays current in his profession serving as the Continuing Education Director for the AIA Grand Rapids chapter. Gary’s prior experience includes serving as the Director of Design Services at a real estate development firm in the Grand Rapids area. He also worked in both large and small architectural offices and in the family design/build firm. Gary’s area of interest includes property development, sustainable design, adaptive reuse and energy efficiency. “Rapidly changing technology is impacting the built environment much like many other industries. These are exciting times and I enjoy helping students prepare for their careers by becoming lifelong learners.”