A fellow of the American Institute of Architects since 1996, R. Wayne Drummond FAIA has nearly 40 years' experience in architecture at both the professional and academic levels. His administrative experience includes eight years as department head at Auburn University (1979-87) and 20 years as dean of colleges of architecture at major universities, Texas Tech (1987-90), Florida (1990-99) and UNL. He has served as the national president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the National Architectural Accreditation Board, and Tau Sigma Delta, the honor society for architecture and related professions.
He has served as an educational consultant and evaluator of numerous programs in the Middle East and Far East, including a year as senior research associate and educational consultant to King Faisal University, College of Architecture and Planning in Saudi Arabia.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Drummond earned a master of architecture degree at Rice University, bachelor of architecture degree at Louisiana State University, and a diploma in architecture from the Fontainebleau School of Music and Fine Arts in France. He worked in private practice in Texas, Kansas and Washington, D.C., and served on the architecture faculties at the University of Kansas, Auburn, Clemson and Rice universities.
Drummond is a former Dean of the UNL College of Architecture from July 2000 to July 2011, and has dedicated interests in both healthcare design and healthcare design research. Drummond continues to provide leadership in the College’s public / private healthcare initiative, teaches an interdisciplinary college-wide required course in Professional Practice, and mentors M.Arch Design Thesis students.