Stephen White

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Stephen White, AIADean and Professor of Architecture

Contact Information

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Areas of Expertise

Architecture/Macro Projects


Master of Architecture, Washington University St. Louis M.A. in Literature and History, Washington University in St. Louis B.A. summa cum laude in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis Registered Architect

Stephen White, AIA, is Dean and Professor of Architecture at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. There he has led with colleagues the establishment in 1997 of the school in its current form, as well as graduate programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, and graduate certificates in Urban and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation subsequently. He has co-founded with colleagues several initiatives and centers linking the university, professions and community including the Career Investment Program, the Teaching Firm in Residence Program, the Samsung Design Studio, university-wide cloud computing (rCloud), the Womens Leadership Network, Community Partnerships Center, Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy, RWU Arboretum, and the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island’s chapter space in Providence. He is a recipient of a University Excellence in Teaching Award.

White has worked in architecture offices of Stein Doshi and Bhalla, New Delhi, Architectenburo Hertzberger and Greiner van Goor, Amsterdam, HOK London and Marshall/Lee Architects, San Francisco. His book Building in the Garden: The Architecture of Joseph Allen Stein in India and California was published by Oxford University Press in hardback and paperback editions, which was followed by a USIS Lecture Tour of India, and numerous lectures in the Great Britain and the US. He has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the US Information Service, the 1772 Foundation, and a Roger Williams University President’s Inclusive Excellence Grant. White has served as American Institute of Architects Rhode Island President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Northeast Regional Director, and on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Education Committee. He has taught and was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received the AIA Medal and Widmann Prize in Architecture.