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Harriet Harriss named dean of Pratt Institute School of Architecture



New York City's Pratt Institute has named British architect and professor Harriet Harriss as the next dean of its school of architecture.
Harriss will assume her role as the second female dean of Pratt Institute's School of Architecture on 20 August. She will succeed Thomas Hanrahan, who has served as the dean of Pratt Institute School of Architecture for 22 years.
Harriss, who was a Dezeen Awards judge last year, currently leads the post-graduate research programme in architecture and interior design at the Royal College of Art in London.
Her work focuses on pioneering new models of design education and exploring gender imbalance in architectural education, with publications including Radical Pedagogies and A Gendered Profession.
She said she was "incredibly excited to get started" in her new position at the Brooklyn university, continuing these objectives. "Buildings aren't just products, they're philosophies with the potential to lead the zeitgeist," Harriss said."Tomorrow's most successful architectural designers will be those whose education has enabled their intellectual agility and fostered connectivity to their communities."
"These qualities are what make Pratt Institute so unique," she added.
Harriss joins female deans leading prestigious US architecture schools
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