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Reginald F. Malcolmson
Regents' Proceedings 690

REGINALD F. MALCOLMSON, professor of architecture, will retire from his duties on May 31, 1983.

After a decade of practice, Professor Malcolmson left his native Ireland in 1947 to study architecture with Mies van der Rohe at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. From 1949 to 1964 he was a member of the faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology. During most of this period he assisted in the administration of the school.

During the period 1964-1974, Professor Malcolmson was dean of the College of Architecture and Design at The University of Michigan. He chaired the University building committee, which coordinated the design and construction of the Art and Architecture Building, completed on the North Campus in 1974. During his tenure, Michigan became the first American school to offer a professional doctorate in architecture.

A visionary architect and proponent of the linear city, Professor Malcolmson's architectural projects have been exhibited in many countries. In 1974-1976, his utopian projects were shown in a comprehensive exhibition entitled "Visionary Projects for Buildings and Cities," circulated by International Exhibitions Foundation. In 1979 his work was shown in the exhibition "VISIONARY DRAWINGS: 1900-1970" organized by the Smithsonian Institution and in 1980 an archive of his work was established at the Avery Library of Columbia University.

The Regents now salute this respected architect, teacher and scholar for his many contributions to the University by naming him Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Planning.