Schwartz, U.Va. Associate Professor Of Architecture, Elected Fellow
Of The American Institute Of Architecture
8, 2001-- The American Institute of Architects recently
elected Kenneth Schwartz as a fellow. Schwartz is an associate professor
and former chair of the department of architecture at the University
of Virginia School of Architecture.
of 72 fellows elected from more than 400 nominations nationwide,
he is the only person the AIA selected from the Virginia and West
Virginia region this year.
AIA fellowship program recognizes members' significant contributions
to architecture and society and achievements of excellence in the
profession. Schwartz was cited for his notable contributions to
the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards
of architectural education, training and practice.
his 16 years at the University of Virginia, Schwartz has assumed
numerous leadership roles, focusing on strengthening the architecture
program's relationship between design, theory and the art of building
well. The U.Va. School of Architecture is widely known for its excellence
in integrating building design, theory, and practice with public
service, community engagement, sustainability, and advanced computing.
U.S. News and World Report ranked U.Va. sixth in its last listing
of architecture school graduate programs in 1997.
career has included teaching and academic leadership as well as
private practice, involvement with the American Institute of Architects
and community leadership.
an architect must be an engaged citizen, Schwartz has worked to
increase awareness of architecture's role in the community through
his service on the City of Charlottesville Planning Commission and
Board of Architectural Review. He also founded the non-profit
Design Resources Center, a community-based organization that uses
design to increase communication among the public and private sectors,
university administration and developers concerning growth, development
and urban design issues and their short- and long-term impacts on
the community, economy, and environment.
is chair of the Educators and Practitioners Network of the AIA,
and a director of the NAAB for a three-year term. He will become
NAAB president in October 2001 following a one-year term as president-elect.
private practice in partnership with Judith Kinnard AIA includes
several small-scale commissions and more than a dozen national competitions
dealing with urban design, urban institutions and housing, for which
they have won four national design competitions.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298