MArch, University of Oregon; BA, North Dakota State University
Kathryn Dean is the director of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design and the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor of Architecture. She launched Dean/Wolf in 1991 with her husband, Charles Wolf. Over the years the firm has earned a reputation for breathing new life into contemporary residential architecture, completing dozens of homes and major interior renovations. Their work has been featured in several exhibitions and more than a dozen books, including Forty Under Forty (1995) and The New City Home (2002), as well as in numerous architectural journals.
In 1986-87, Dean was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship and spent a year in residence at the American Academy in Rome. Other honors include the Young Architects Award from Progressive Architecture magazine (1993); an Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York (1997); and an Alumni Achievement Award from North Dakota State University (1998).