Warren Boeschenstein is the Merrill D. Peterson Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. A native of St. Louis, he received his B.A. from Amherst College with a major in American Studies and professional degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University. A practicing architect with interests in town planning, he has developed plans for municipalities and transit-oriented communities, including work that received national and state awards. The author of various articles and chapters on city design, he has regularly taught architecture and planning studios and lecture courses on these subjects. His book, Historic Towns along the Atlantic Coast, published by Johns Hopkins Press, discusses over 200 coastal towns from Newfoundland to Florida. He has taught at the University College London, in Venice, Italy, and Beijing, China. Winner of the Steedman Prize in architecture, he has been recognized by the Washington University School of Architecture as an outstanding alumnus and been a Visiting Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, UK. He previously sailed with the Semester at Sea on the Summer 2010 voyage.