Peter G. Rowe

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Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Peter G. Rowe is the Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and University Distinguished Service Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, where he has taught since 1985. Between 1992 and 2004 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Design, following appointments as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design (1988-1992) and Director of the Urban Design Programs (1985-1990). Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Professor Rowe was Director of the School of Architecture at Rice University (1981-1985) and Vice President of Rice Center, an off-campus research institution in Houston, Texas (1979-1981). In addition to his academic duties at Harvard, Professor Rowe recently served as Education Programme Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, a consulting position he held from 2004 to 2007. Active in related activities, Professor Rowe currently serves as Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Peoples Municipal Government of Wuhan, China (2005 to present) and is a member of the governing board of the UNESCO World Heritage Institute for Training and Research in the Asia and Pacific Region (2008 to present). Until recently he also served as a board member of the Centre Canadien d'Architecture (1995-2004) and the board of the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics (2001-2007). In addition, he is an Honorary Professor at Tongji University, China (2003 to present); an honorand of the Accademia dei Benigni, Italy (2002); and an Honorary Professor at the Xian University of Architecture and Technology (1999 to present). Professor Rowe graduated from Melbourne University, Australia, with a B.Arch (1969) and from Rice University with a MArch in Urban Design (1971). He also holds an AM (Hon) from Harvard University (1986).


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