Faculty portfolios

  • extended family framework. Contracted Dwelling. Scotch Plains, NJ, 2000-2004.
    extended family framework. Contracted Dwelling. Scotch Plains, NJ, 2000-2004.
  • extended family framework. Contracted Dwelling. Scotch Plains, NJ, 2000-2004.
    extended family framework. Contracted Dwelling. Scotch Plains, NJ, 2000-2004.
  • double sequence. Earth/Sky Knot. Fargo, ND, 1996-1998.
    double sequence. Earth/Sky Knot. Fargo, ND, 1996-1998.
  • double sequence. Earth/Sky Knot. Fargo, ND, 1996-1998.
    double sequence. Earth/Sky Knot. Fargo, ND, 1996-1998.
  • forest filter. Embedded Extension Library. Peterborough, NH, 2007-present.
    forest filter. Embedded Extension Library. Peterborough, NH, 2007-present.
  • forest filter. Embedded Extension Library. Peterborough, NH, 2007-present.
    forest filter. Embedded Extension Library. Peterborough, NH, 2007-present.

Kathryn Dean

Professor

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

Kathryn Dean 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 2011, the monograph Dean/Wolf Architects: Construction Continuum was published by Princeton Architectural Press.

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 Progressive Architecture’s Young Architects Award; an Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York; and an Alumni Achievement Award from North Dakota State University.

Dean began teaching in 1991 as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. In 1998, she was a visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, and, in 2000, she returned to Columbia as an assistant professor. She also has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, University of Virginia and University of Florida. She came to Washington University in 2008.

Dean earned a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and a master's degree in architecture from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.