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Professor of Architecture

Phone: (434) ***-****  
Email: t***@***.edu
University of Virginia
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville , Virginia 22903
United States

Company Description: The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. The cornerstone of the University's first building was laid in 1817, with Thomas Jefferson,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Faculty Representative On Board of Trustees
  • Board Member
  • Co-Founder
    Florida Community Design Center


  • bachelor of arts degree
    Duke University
  • master of architecture degree
    North Carolina State University
  • master of architecture degree
    North Carolina StateUniversity
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Web References
Kim Tanzer, who will begin July ..., 15 May 2009 [cached]
Kim Tanzer, who will begin July 1, will succeed Karen Van Lengen, who has led UVa's architecture school for the past decade.
Tanzer's teaching and research focuses on three areas: the relationship between the human body and large shared spaces, such as cities and landscapes; environmental design and sustainability; and predominately black neighborhoods and their role in social equity, according to UVa's announcement Thursday afternoon.
"Professor Tanzer brings with her a strong background in collaborative teaching, research and community outreach that will reinforce the future direction of the school and keep it on the path toward excellence," said UVa President John T. Casteen III in a statement.
"I see the School of Architecture as a unique treasure here, and I am confident that Professor Tanzer will be a good steward of this treasure."
UVa officials said Tanzer, 53, is widely respected in architectural circles. She has received local and national awards for her work, including for extensive work in a traditionally black neighborhood in Gainesville, Fla.
Tanzer has also served as a leader in higher education. She is a past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. She also served as chairwoman of the University of Florida's faculty senate and as a faculty representative on UF's board of trustees.
The Independent Florida Alligator, 18 April 2006 [cached]
Kim Tanzer, a high-ranking UF official and architecture professor, was appointed president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
She will become president-elect July 1 and president one year afterward, on July 1, 2007.In the meantime, Tanzer serves as chairwoman of UF's Faculty Senate and is a member of the university's Board of Trustees.
ACSA serves to advance the quality of architectural education.As president, Tanzer will represent more than 250 member schools and 4,000 architecture faculty, and she will control the organization's daily operations.
"The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture represents faculty across North America and provides an important opportunity to link current students, practicing architects, the academy and society through the development and dissemination of architectural knowledge," Tanzer said in a press release.
Tanzer was ACSA's Southeast regional director from 2000 to 2003, according to the release.
Diversity Resources, 31 Dec 2014 [cached]
Kim Tanzer, University of Florida
Kim ..., 8 Sept 2009 [cached]
Kim Tanzer
Kim Tanzer
Another notable architecture professor, Kim Tanzer, AIA, took over as dean of the University of Virginia's School of Architecture on July 1. She replaces Karen Van Lengen, who led UVA's architecture school for the past decade. Tanzer, who taught at the University of Florida for 21 years, has received local and national awards for her work in Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street, a historically black neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida. She also coedited the book The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy, and Social Equity.
Kim Tanzer, ..., 5 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kim Tanzer, FAIA Kim Tanzer is a professor of architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she recently concluded a five year term as its Dean. Prior to beginning her tenure at U.Va. in 2009, she served as a professor of architecture at the University of Florida for more than two decades. She is the Past-President of the National Academy of Environmental Design.
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