The New Director of The Design School at Arizona State University

Craig Barton was appointed professor and director of The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The Design School is of one of the largest schools of its kind in the Southwest with more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Barton will assume his new role on August 1. Currently, Barton is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia. Before going to Charlottesville, he was a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

“I am excited to have been invited to join The Design School’s distinguished community of designers, scholars and students,” Barton said. “I am impressed by the school’s commitment to a public design agenda which addresses the local and global challenges of environment, energy, information, and urbanization. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to continue to build innovative models of collaborative design practice which enhance the public realm and improve the quality of the built environment.”

A native of Connecticut, Professor Barton is a graduate of Brown University. He earned a bachelor’s of fine arts degree and a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University.

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