Kent Kleinman

Academic; Writer; Designer / Architecture / United States / Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

Kent Kleinman is the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. His scholarly focus is 20th-century European modernism, and books he has written include After Taste; Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Vision; The Villa Müller: A Work of Adolf Loos; Mies van der Rohe: The Krefeld Villas; and a translation of Jan Turnovsky’s The Poetics of a Wall Projection. He was professor and dean at the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, The New School for Design; professor and chair of architecture at the University of Buffalo; and an associate professor at the University of Michigan. He has also taught at number of international schools. He received his professional degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a licensed architect in California.

At Cornell, Kleinman is a member of the Architectural Advisory Committee, the Board of Trustees’ Building and Property Committee, the Cornell NYC Tech Campus Executive Committee, the Johnson Museum Advisory Council and Executive Committee, and the Governing Board of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. He is lead dean for Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate and the Cornell Council for the Arts.

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