Mohsen Mostafavi, the new dean at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, is much more than a man who understands lines, brick, and mortar. He is a philosopher of sorts. Since arriving from Cornell, where he served as dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Mostafavi has been thinking about how his students can be futurists, meaning how they can use their tools today to plan for the cities we will inhabit in the years ahead. Mostafavi, who was born in Iran, recently chatted about his research, and his plans for the future of the school.
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When Jan Cervelli takes over as dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture this summer, she plans to enhance the school’s reputation as a leader in sustainable design.
She will also reunite with an old sweetheart.
“I’ve known the reputation of the school for a long time, but I’ve also wanted to live in the Southwest – it’s a place that’s captured my imagination for a long time,” Cervelli said. “All landscape architects, at some point in their life, want to live in the Southwest.”
Cervelli, once approved by the Arizona Board of Regents, will succeed Charles Albanese, whose UA career spans parts of five decades.
Source: The Wildcat Online – New dean eager to improve, lead architecture college