The UT College of Architecture and Design Board of Advisors is a body consisting primarily of representative alumni, outstanding practitioners, and representatives from related industries. It is charged with the task of providing guidance for the maintenance and development of the college’s programs from a professional perspective.
As the College develops, the Board establishes standards of excellence that assure students are prepared to meet the future demands of the architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture professions.
Commitment and Role
As a board member of the College of Architecture and Design, these leaders have both the opportunity and the obligation to support the dean and academic leadership of the college, help influence strategic direction, advise dean as appropriate, engage students (both past and present), and provide financial backing in support of the college’s mission.
The board members are appointed by the dean after recommendations by current board members are submitted annually. Members of the Board may serve up to two consequence three-year terms. The Board is comprised of a diverse membership that represents the multidisciplinary and inclusive nature of the college’s three programs.
The Board meets twice a year, once in each semester, to discuss priorities in the college. Board members are expected to have active participation in board meetings, attend major events, assist with fundraising, both as an advocate and as a contributor, and act as voice of the merits of the college to outside parties.
Keith Boswell is serving as Chair of the Board.
Learn more about our Board of Advisors by reading their profile bios.
SOM Technical Director, UT Alumnus Shares Work and Expertise
Keith Boswell, FAIA, graduated with his bachelor of architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1980. He is now the technical director at the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM), one of the largest architecture firms in the world. Through his career, Boswell has completed technically complex building systems around the…Read More »
Board of Advisors Pecha Kucha: Spring 2013
Members of the UT College of Architecture and Design Board of Advisors are exemplary professionals from across industry. They hail from across the country, and are involved in projects and firms around the world. On March 15, they presented a Pecha Kucha, a presentation in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The spring…Read More »