Serbia (then Yugoslavia)-born architect and educator Igor Marjanović has been appointed William Ward Watkin Dean of Rice University’s School of Architecture, filling a vacancy that’s been open since June 2019 when former Rice Architecture dean Sarah Whiting departed for the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Since then, John Casbarian, Rice Architecture’s Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture, has as interim dean. Casbarian will remain a faculty member once he steps down from his interim deanship.
Marjanović, who co-directs the interdisciplinary art and design practice ReadyMade Studio alongside Katerina Rüedi Ray, will arrive in Houston from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University
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