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Professor of Architecture

University of Virginia
100 10Th Street NE Suite 103
Charlottesville , Virginia 22901
United States

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  • 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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Category:UVA personnel - Cvillepedia, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Kim Tanzer
Board & Staff - VSAIA, 14 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kim M. Tanzer, FAIA
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.
University of Virginia | Auerbach Associates, 5 Nov 2010 [cached]
Kim Tanzer, a professor of architecture whose teaching and research encompass three key areas - the relationship between the human body and the built environment; environmental design and sustainability; and African-American neighborhoods and their role in social equity - will become dean of the University of Virginia's School of Architecture on July 1.
Kim is currently Professor of Architecture at the University of Florida, where she has taught since 1988. During her tenure at the university, she has served in a variety of leadership positions. Some of her recent roles have included the presidency of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; chairperson of the university's faculty senate and faculty member of the board of trustees; co-founder and first director of the Florida Community Design Center, Inc.; and special adviser to the university's president on his university-wide sustainability initiatives.
She has received local and national awards for her community-based architecture practice and service, including for her extensive work in Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street, a historically African-American neighborhood in Gainesville, Fla.
As dean, Tanzer will be responsible for, among other things, the Architecture School's educational affairs; the development of its academic programs; effective leadership with students, faculty, staff and alumni; and fund-raising initiatives to enhance the school's current and future aspirations.
In addition to many scholarly and popular articles, Tanzer recently co-edited with Rafael Longoria "The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy, and Social Equity."
Kim graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree. In 1984, she received her master of architecture degree from North Carolina State University, with a minor in landscape architecture.
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