The Texas Tech School of Architecture has named Jim Williamson its new dean. Himself a graduate of Tech’s undergraduate architecture program, Williamson will assume his new role on August 1.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Tech, Williamson went on to earn his graduate degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and studied at the Architectural Association of London. An associate professor of architecture at Cornell University, Williamson has also taught at Harvard, the Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Cornell, Williamson served as director of the undergraduate architecture program, ranked number one in the country.
Williamson recently co-edited “The Religious Imagination in Modern Contemporary Architecture: A Reader” and has published several journals. His work includes assisting with the construction of John Hejduk’s “The House of the Suicide and the House of the Mother of the Suicide,” as well as helping with the curation of an exhibit of Hejduk’s work, entitled “Sanctuaries,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.