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Gerhard Olving
Regents' Proceedings 399

Gerhard Olving, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will retire from active faculty status on June 30, 1998.

Professor Olving was born in Estonia and attended high school in Germany. He came to the United States in 1949 and received his B.Arch. degree from the University of Washington in 1955 and his M.Arch. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960. He worked professionally in architectural firms in Michigan and California before joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1963 as a lecturer in architecture. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1964, associate professor in 1970, and professor in 1976.

Within the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Professor Olving has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in design, graphic communications, and furniture design and construction. He chaired or served as a member of many college and program committees, including admission committees, lecture/exhibit committees, and honors and awards committees. For a number of years, he served as secretary for the architecture program faculty. Professor Olving also served on the University Senate Committee on Student Relations, the Residency Appeals Committee, and on other University committees.

In addition to his teaching, research, and professional service, Professor Olving has been passionate in his work with the Ann Arbor community. He has been a member of the Ann Arbor Citizens Association for Area Planning, the West Area Planning Advisory Committee, and the Old West Side Association. A registered architect in California and Michigan, Professor Olving is currently a member of the ACSA, ALA, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Historical Society of Michigan.

In recognition of his distinguished career, the Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Gerhard Olving professor emeritus of architecture.