Brook Muller, director of the University of Oregon Portland Architecture Program, will become dean of the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, effective this September.
Muller, who also is a professor in the University of Oregon’s Architecture Department, served as acting dean and interim dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (now the College of Design) as well as associate dean for academic affairs for the school. He coauthored and directs the interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Ecological Design. In addition, he coauthored concurrent degrees: Master of Business Administration and Master of Architecture and Master of Community and Regional Planning and Master of Architectural Design.
In announcing Muller’s appointment, Provost Joan Lorden stated, “UNC Charlotte sought a creative and collaborative academic leader to advance interdisciplinary engagement and innovation through research, education and outreach. We looked for a vision builder for our College of Arts + Architecture who will support the growth of all the college’s disciplines and extend our community partnerships and service in the Charlotte region. We believe we have found that leader in Brook Muller.”
Prior to joining the University of Oregon in 2004, Muller was the director of an environmental sustainability program and an assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University, where he received the Wesley Ward Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002.
Muller entered academia from practice. After earning a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1992, he worked with Behnisch and Partners Architects in Stuttgart, Germany. Among other professional pursuits, he served as project co-leader on the design of the IBN Dutch Institute for Forestry and Nature Research, a European Union pilot project for sustainable design. A graduate of Brown University, Muller completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.