Archinect - News 2017-08-23T02:32:25-04:00 Ila Berman named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-04-08T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T16:32:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="909" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth K. Meyer named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture</a></p><p>More dean-ish stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean Frederick Steiner leaves UT Austin for Penn Design due to new "campus carry" gun law</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon appointed as new dean of Princeton Architecture</a></li></ul> URBANlab at California College of the Arts Places Journal 2012-01-19T17:47:00-05:00 >2012-01-19T17:57:06-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Academic institutions have a mandate to contribute to public knowledge, but the structures that support the transfer and dissemination of research, and the application of research within urban design practice, are often weak. There is a widening gap between what happens within the academy and what happens on the ground in cities &mdash; often a retrograde, generic and ad hoc agglomeration of politically or financially motivated initiatives.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Places interviews Ila Berman, director of architecture at the California College of the Arts, and Mona El Khafif, project coordinator of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">URBANlab</a>, about research + design initiatives at the lab. The feature includes a slideshow of faculty and student work, including design proposals for projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jerusalem, and Tianjin.</p> <p> This is the second installment in an ongoing series of profiles of university-based design centers. Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Luoni and the University of Arkansas Community Design Center</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>