The College of Architecture is pleased to announce that the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Board of Directors recognized Emeritus Dean R. Wayne Drummond with a special Distinguished Service Award at their 2017 ACSA Administrators Conference.
Drummond’s career in architecture spans nearly fifty years. Drummond served as the Dean of the College of Architecture from July 2000 to July 2011, and was a pivotal architect of the College's healthcare design initiatives as well as mentor to many M.Arch Design Thesis students.
His administrative experience includes eight years as department head at Auburn University (1979-87) and 23 years as dean of several colleges of architecture at major universities such as Texas Tech (1987-90), Florida (1990-99) and UNL.
No stranger to service, Drummond has held multiple national leadership positions impacting architectural education including serving as a board member and president for both the ACSA and the National Architectural Accreditation Board and as president of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society. Drummond has also worked 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, Louisiana, 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 various institutions including the University of Kansas and Clemson University.
“During his career in academia, Wayne has helped hundreds of faculty find their way into tenured positions and positions of leadership across the spectrum of architecture schools, while guiding thousands of architecture students through school and into their futures,” said Francisco J. Rodriguez, ACSA president and professor of architecture at the Universidad de Puerto Rico.