Morrish, Noted Community Designer, To Join Architecture Faculty
At The University Of Virginia
21, 2001-- William
Morrish, one of the nations leading community designers and
a principal in the Minneapolis design consulting firm CITYWEST,
will join the faculty of the School of Architecture at the University
of Virginia in fall 2001.
joins the faculty as one of the first interdisciplinary appointments,
in the departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and
Urban and Environmental Planning. He will participate in the School
of Architectures award-winning graduate course, Quest for
Order, which explores themes, issues, values, and methodologies
common to the schools four disciplines. In addition, he will
lead a coordinated Options Studio for landscape architecture and
architecture students and a planning workshop course.
energetic and informed approach to the design of the environment,
from the scale of a building to a landscape to a first-ring suburb
plan, highlights Morrish's synthetic approach to education,"
said Karen Van Lengen, dean of the School of Architecture.
for his engagement of citizens in the design process and consensus
building, and his experience with a diverse range of projects in
and around Minneapolis-St. Paul over the past 10 years, Morrish
comes to U.Va. from the University of Minnesota, where he held the
Dayton Hudson Chair in Architecture and Urban Design and was co-founder
and director of the Design Center for the New American Landscape
well known work as Director of the Center for the New American Landscape
in Minneapolis will be a terrific background for new projects here
in Charlottesville," Van Lengen said.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298