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Daniel Friedman to serve as Dean of School of Architecture

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Michele Tom, (808) 956-9396
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Posted: May 30, 2014

New UHM Architecture Dean Daniel Friedman
New UHM Architecture Dean Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman has been named the new UHM Dean of the School of Architecture, beginning August 1, 2014.

Friedman has served as Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, and is currently a Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington.  Prior to joining UW, he served as Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and as Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.  He is a Past President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and serves as chair-elect of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Design Health Leadership Group.

Friedman earned his PhD and Master of Science degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on the history and design of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.  In addition, he received his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2001.

He is a former member of the boards of the Seattle Art Museum, Design in Public, and the current President of the National Academy of Environmental Design. He is also a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), which he served as 2010-11 President; and a past member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education and the editorial advisory committee for ARCADE: Architecture and Design in the Northwest.

Said UHM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education Reed Dasenbrock, “The School of Architecture plays a crucial role in the state of Hawaii as the primary provider of architects and other professionals responsible for the built environment.  I am thrilled that someone of the national stature of Daniel Friedman will be the School’s next leader.”

Added UHM Chancellor Tom Apple, “Dr. Friedman clearly has an impressive academic and administrative experience, and strong recognition nationally and internationally.  UH Mānoa is very fortunate to hire someone of his caliber.  He will be instrumental in continuing our international collaborations, as well as moving ahead with the only DArch program in the nation.  A warm mahalo to Professor Thomas Bingham, who has been serving as Interim Dean of the School of Architecture during the search process.  His dedicated service to the School and to the University is greatly appreciated.”

For more information about the School of Architecture, see http://www.arch.hawaii.edu.