Henri deHahn named director for the School of Architecture + Design
Henri deHahn, provost for the NewSchool of Architecture + Design in San Deigo, Calif., will join Virginia Tech in June as the director of the School of Architecture + Design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
deHahn will provide leadership to the undergraduate and graduate programs within the school, including the departments of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and interior design as well as the six research and outreach centers housed within the school.
Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design offers undergraduate and graduate education through the Blacksburg, Va., campus, the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center in Alexandria, Va., and programs engaged at the Center for European Studies and Architecture in Riva san Vitale, Switzerland.
“Henri brings a wealth of national and international experience from large and academically diverse institutions to the School of Architecture + Design,” said Jack Davis, Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Prior to his most recent role as provost at the NewSchool of Architecture + Design, deHahn was department head and professor for the Department of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and has held faculty positions with ETH Zurich — a renowned university in Zurich, Switzerland — and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., and served as a visiting professor at the Aayojan School of Architecture in Jaipur, India.
In addition to his academic experience, deHahn has worked as an architect and consultant on a variety of projects in the United States and Switzerland.
deHahn earned his Master of Architecture from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, and his Bachelor of Science from the Collège Saint-Michel in Fribourg, Switzerland. He has completed additional studies in New York. at The Cooper Union and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.