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Korman named associate dean of School of Architecture

July 10, 2009

Elaine Wackerow
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Professor Randall Korman has been named associate dean of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, effective Aug. 1. A faculty member at the school for the past 30 years, Korman served as interim associate dean from 2005-08. As associate dean, Korman will serve as a senior member of the dean's cabinet and help further the school's academic and fiscal agendas.

Randall Korman"We are very fortunate to have Randall as our associate dean. He is highly respected among faculty, staff, students and alumni alike and has dedicated his career to excellence in architectural education. We look forward to his further contributions to the school and within the University," says Dean Mark Robbins.

Korman received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the Cooper Union and a graduate degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was a graduate intern at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City and worked in the architectural offices of Kenneth Frampton, Peter Eisenman and Michael Graves. He established his own practice, Randall Korman, Architect, in 1975, with a range of work including commercial, institutional and residential projects.

At Syracuse Architecture, Korman has served as head of both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs and played a significant role in support of architectural study abroad. Between 1980-82, he established the Syracuse University Florence architecture program, and served as its director in 1989. In 2007, he was instrumental in establishing Syracuse Architecture's program in London. He has also organized short- term study programs in Austria, Italy, Great Britain and Russia and has been a visiting critic at the University of Texas and Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan.

During a sabbatical in the spring of 2009, Korman was the Batza Visiting Professor of Art and History at Colgate University-the first architect awarded that position. He is currently working on two books, "The Art of the Facade" and "Reading the Façade: An Anthology of the Vertical Surface."

Syracuse University School of Architecture is the fourth-oldest program in the United States and is consistently ranked among the top architecture schools in the country. For more information on the school, visit

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