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Associate Professor Vincent Canizaro named chair of UTSA Department of Architecture

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(June 24, 2011)--Vincent Canizaro has been named chair of the Department of Architecture in the UTSA College of Architecture.

A faculty member in the college since 2001, he began as an assistant professor and became an associate professor in 2007. Canizaro teaches design and graduate courses in architectural theory with a focus on regionalism and environmental architecture and sustainability.

Canizaro is the author of several articles in publications such as Texas Architect, AIA San Antonio Guidebook to Architecture, and Journal of Architectural Education, on whose editorial board he served from 2005 to 2008. Most recently, he published a chapter in the book "Pragmatic Sustainability." His book, "Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity and Tradition," was awarded the 2008 UTSA President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Creative Production.

"Dr. Canizaro has already proven himself to be a focused, ardent champion for the student learning experience and an effective leader of quality faculty," said John Murphy, dean of the College of Architecture. "He brings to the job a very effective blend of industry experience and academic success. I look forward to working with him as he leads the department on a positive trajectory of continuing to improve our classroom product, reach farther in our outreach and global experiences, and produce the most respected graduates."

Canizaro's extensive research and practice interests include community-oriented design, design media and process, architectural drawing, landscape and site-specific design theory. His writings and research have been published and acknowledged on regional, national and international levels.

"I look forward to the challenges that await any new department chair," said Canizaro. "I am excited to work with my faculty and staff colleagues to continue fostering a school that students seek to attend, one they enjoy, one they are proud of and one that is true to our roots as a practical, regional, craft-based architectural program. I hope to do what I can to make it a good place to work as well. I will miss my research summers, though."

In 2000, Canizaro received a Doctor of Philosophy degree with an emphasis in architecture from Texas A&M University, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992, and a bachelor's in environmental design from Texas A&M University in 1987.

 

 

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