Keith Krumwiede. Photo by Aroussiak Gabrielian.

CCA appoints Keith Krumwiede as new dean of Architecture

Award-winning educator and respected mind in the field begins in August 2018.

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce Keith Krumwiede as its new Dean of Architecture beginning August 2018. Krumwiede joins CCA from the American Academy in Rome, where he is currently an Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. Previously, he served as the Director of Graduate Architecture Programs from 2012–2017 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Assistant Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University from 2004–2012, where he was awarded the King-lui Wu Teaching Award. Krumwiede was appointed Dean of Architecture at CCA based on his extensive experience in academic leadership, his work as an award-winning educator, and his pioneering research and practice exploring the relationship between architecture and its cultural, social, and political milieus.​​

“We are thrilled to welcome educator, designer, author, and satirist Keith Krumwiede to CCA. Keith is a multifaceted professional that maintains a rare sense of humor about architecture while greatly advancing the field through his work in higher education, scholarship, criticism, and design,” says CCA Provost Tammy Rae Carland. “I am looking forward to seeing the students and the division benefit from his wide-ranging experience, critical insights, architectural knowledge, and demonstrated leadership in the classroom.”

In addition to his work at NJIT and Yale, Krumwiede also taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Otis College of Art and Design, and Rice University, where he was the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize.