University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Names Malo A. Hutson as Its Next Dean

Malo A. Hutson has been appointed as the dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. He will take office on July 1.

Dr. Hutson is currently a tenured professor and director of the Urban Planning Ph.D. Program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University in New York City. He is also the director of the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab. He has also been affiliated with the Earth Institute and the Columbia Population Research Center. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hutson was Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the School of Architecture as dean,” Dr. Hutson said. “The A-School faculty and students are at the cutting edge of research, teaching, and creative practice. Collectively the A-School community is working to address some of the most pressing issues facing our society, ranging from climate resilience to environmental health and racial justice.”

Professor Hutson’s research focuses on community development and urban equity, including the intersection of urban planning and racial, ethnic, and health inequities, along with the interplay of the built environment and health.

Dr. Hutson is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in sociology. He holds a master’s degree in city planning in regional and economic development from Berkeley and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,


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