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UCLA's Dagmar Richter to take top architecture post at Cornell

May 18, 2009 | 12:19 pm

DagmarTH Dagmar Richter, a professor of architecture and urban design at UCLA, has been selected for the top architecture post at Cornell University.

She will become the chairwoman of the department of architecture at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

The appointment is set to begin July 1. Richter will succeed the department's interim
chair, Mark Cruvellier, who will continue teaching at Cornell.

Richter is the principal at DR_D, a
design research practice that has offices in Berlin and Los Angeles. Educated in Europe, Richter has served as a professor at UCLA since 1989. She also has held teaching posts and professorships at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Cooper Union, Columbia University and the Art Academy in Berlin and in Stuttgart.

Her work has been published in two books: "XYZ: The Architecture of Dagmar Richter" and "Armed Surfaces: Architecture and Urbanisms 5."

-- David Ng

Photo: Dagmar Richter. Credit: Cornell University.

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