In her research, writing, consulting, and design practice, Michele Lamprakos approaches heritage as a dynamic process: the ongoing adaptation and interpretation of existing environments. As Technical Reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010 and 2013 cycles), Professor Lamprakos reviewed projects on sensitive historic sites. One was a new museum at Madinat al-Zahra, an important archeological site near Cordoba, Spain, by the Madrid firm Nieto Sobejano. She also reviewed several conservation projects: the revitalization of Birzeit historic center; the conservation of fortified oasis settlements in southern Morocco; and the old town of Gjirokastra, Albania. These are highly complex projects, involving conservation, infill architecture, urban upgrading, public space design, economic development and revitalization. The museum at Madinat al-Zahra and the revitalization of Birzeit were recipients of the Aga Khan Award in 2010 and 2013, respectively.