Dr Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman has become the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed dean of a design college. Al Sulaiman now heads the College of Design at the Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faysal University
...the highest administrative position for a Saudi woman at a public college or university was vice-dean, except at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, an exclusively for women university in the capital Riyadh. — Gulf News
“Right now (the industry is) setting targets of 30 to 40 per cent reduction in energy savings from the current business as usual. I think that’s just not enough. I am for net zero,” he says. [...]
“The time scale between what we know can be done and should be done, and when the technology and processes become the norm, needs to be shortened. Currently it takes about 10 to 15 years.” — eco-business.com
Deborah Berke, a practicing architect with a firm of over 60 employees and former adjunct Yale professor, has replaced the inimitable Robert "Bob" A.M. Stern as the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Berke has ideas about how to shape the future of the school's pedagogy. In an interview with...
Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University, has accepted appointment as dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. [...]
Ankerson, who was a professor and associate dean in the UNL architecture college from 1996 to 2011 before her tenure at Kansas State, will assume the dean's post July 1. — University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jim Williamson, an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University, has been named the new Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture. Williamson will assume his new position on Aug.1.
Williamson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture design at Texas Tech, has been at Cornell since 2001. — ttu.edu
[Yale students:] Why do you think architecture is important, and who do you think it serves, other than the golf players? (laughter)
[Stern:] Architecture is everything about the man made environment. Some of it achieves the level of high art, some of it is good solid meat and potatoes, which is very important after all. You don’t want to sit down to a dinner of foie gras every day in the week. Sometimes you want to have bangers and mash. [...]
Architecture is an art—high and low. — yalepaprika.com
The University of Virginia announced today that Ila Berman has been appointed the dean of the School of Architecture. Currently a tenured full professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, as well as a principal of SCALESHIFT design in Toronto, she will assume the role Aug. 15. [...]
Berman succeeds Dean Elizabeth K. Meyer, who will return to the faculty at the end of a two-year term. — news.virginia.edu
Professionally, [Mistur's] experience includes his firm, the Troy-based Mark Mistur Architect, from 1993 to present, as well as time with Mistur Riebe Architects in New York City and Glynn, Spillane, Griffing Architects PC and Crozier Associates PC, both of Albany, N.Y.
Mistur said in the release that he was honored to be chosen and said the college was “by all indicators a vibrant learning community.” — Crains Cleveland
The Royal College of Art has announced the appointment of Dr Adrian Lahoud as Dean of the School of Architecture.
Currently Head of the Architecture programme, Dr Lahoud joined the College in September 2015. Previously he led the MArch in Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London. [...]
The appointment represents the conclusion of an international search. Dr Lahoud will take up his new position in January 2016. — Royal College of Art
IE University announced the appointment of Martha Thorne as Dean of IE School of Architecture. Martha Thorne has served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2005. She held the position of Associate Curator of the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago from 1996 to 2005. [...]
Martha Thorne has formed part of the IE School of Architecture & Design management team since its inception and previously served as Associate Dean for External Relations. — IE University
Scott Killinger was named interim dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture, the university said Thursday. [...]
Killinger, who replaces interim dean Kim Wilson, will also be responsible for helping UNL find a permanent dean of the College of Architecture. The college has been without a permanent dean since Wayne Drummond left the post in 2011. — journalstar.com
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