May 20, 2004

Dear Tulane Community:

Reed Kroloff, former editor-in-chief of Architecture Magazine and one of the leading voices in the world of professional design, has accepted our offer to serve as dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture, effective October 1, 2004.

Reed is currently at the American Academy in Rome where he is completing a residency as a recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize, which is awarded to scholars and professionals in architecture and other design fields. Reed is also the principal of Reed Kroloff Design Services which, in addition to its own design work, serves as a consultant for design competitions throughout the world. Reed was recently featured in the New York Times because of his influential role as an advisor for design competitions through which firms are awarded the country's most coveted architectural projects.

Reed earned a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University in 1982 and a master of architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. From 1986 to 1987 he was a lecturer of interior design at the University of Texas. Since 1989 he has served in various roles at Arizona State University including assistant director at the school of architecture, assistant dean of the college of architecture and environmental design, visiting assistant professor of architecture, undergraduate program coordinator of the school of architecture, assistant professor of architecture and tenured associate professor of architecture.

Reed also practiced architecture in Texas and Arizona from 1993 to 1996. Prior to joining the staff of Architecture Magazine he was the architecture critic for The Arizona Republic from 1989 to 1995. Reed has received numerous awards for his accomplishments as both a teacher and a writer, including the Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Outstanding Educator Award, the Outstanding University Professor Award from the Golden Key Honor Society and the Jesse H. Neal Award for Editorial Excellence.

Given his national prominence, varied experiences and remarkable accomplishments, we are confident Reed will help lead our school of architecture to a new level of greatness. I want to thank Dean Rick Marksbury for chairing the search committee and Provost Lester Lefton for providing overall direction for the search that brought us Reed and many other fine candidates. I also want to thank Ron Filson, who has ably served as interim dean of the school of architecture since January 2004. We all owe Ron a debt of gratitude for his service to the school and university over several decades.


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