H. Sherman Named Chairman Of New Department Of Architecture And
September 9, 2003 --
William H. Sherman, Mario di Valmarana Associate Professor of
Architecture at the University of Virginia, has been named chairman
of the newly formed Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
by Karen Van Lengen, dean of the School of Architecture.
“I couldn't be more pleased to announce our selection of
Bill Sherman as the chairman of our new Department of Architecture
and Landscape Architecture,
said Van Lengen, who believes the school is the first school of architecture
to reflect in its structure the emergent trend of design-based disciplines
informing one another. “Sherman is a distinguished teacher,
architect and a prominent leader in this school of architecture.
He has demonstrated his multidimensional
leadership qualities in his recently completed term as associate dean for academics,
and in his exciting design for the south building addition to the architecture
Long a proponent of multidisciplinary work, Sherman anticipates
opening fresh perspectives for research and teaching through the joining
of the disciplines
at the department level.
“We are formalizing a pre-existing relationship between
architecture and landscape architecture in order to support new
opportunities in many areas of
plans to expand avenues for research collaboration between faculty
and also between faculty members and students. Upcoming projects
launch of a publishing program to promote collaborative work, the development
of a series of workshops led by visiting theorists, and the continuation
of digital explorations in design and practice.
holds a bachelor’s
degree from Princeton University and earned his master’s in architecture
from Yale University. He held faculty positions at Rice University and
the University of Miami prior to joining U.Va. in 1994.
Most recently, he was the associate dean of academics and director of
the graduate-level Venice program in the U.Va. School of Architecture.
In addition to his teaching
and administrative responsibilities, Sherman has led an active architecture
design practice for the past 25 years. His work has received a number
of awards from
the American Institute of Architects and has been published in Progressive
Architecture and Architecture magazines. Sherman is one of several faculty
members who recently
designed additions to the School of Architecture’s Campbell Hall.
His design will provide an on-site demonstration of architecture and
for students. Groundbreaking for the additions is expected to take place
In assuming the new chairmanship, Sherman succeeds Judith Kinnard,
former chairwoman of the Department of Architecture, and Elizabeth
of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Associate Professor Julie
Bargmann directs the program in Landscape Architecture.
of Virginia School of Architecture offers nine degree programs
in four disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture,
architectural history, urban and environmental planning). Approximately
graduate students are enrolled for the 2003-04 school year. The school’s
graduate programs were ranked sixth in the country in the U.S. News
and World Report’s
most recent rankings (1997) for graduate architecture programs.
Derry Wade, (434) 982-2921