Collaborating with Texas Tech University College of Architecture, leading architects talk about their research and surveys of their work.
Kathryn Dean is the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was also formerly the Director of the Graduate School of Architecture. In 1991, she formed Dean/Wolf Architects and achieved immediate recognition for the designs of the Spiral House and Urban Interface Loft. Her projects are distinguished by a thought-provoking manipulation of light and space. Dean/Wolf Architects has been featured in publications such as Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and GA, and has garnered numerous recognition for design excellence.
Dean has been recognized as an architect, scholar, and educator since the inception of her career. In 1986-87, she was awarded the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship, and in 1993 she received a Young Architects Award from Progressive Architecture. In 1997, she received the Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York. She is the author of Constructive Practices: Between Economy and Desire (Columbia University, 2008), and the monograph Dean/Wolf Architects: Constructive Continuum (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). Dean has taught and lectured at Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Virginia and University of Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and her Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon.