Profile: Rodolphe el-Khoury
Rodolphe el-Khoury didn’t hesitate for a second when he was recruited as dean for University of Miami’s School of Architecture. He’s fascinated by the diverse architectural styles in this city and wants to contribute to its future by bringing students into different neighborhoods one day each year to document buildings, thereby creating an important resource for development and preservation decisions.
Having the university president tell him she’d like an architecture school that’s as strong as the football team was something that warmed Mr. el-Khoury’s heart. He, too, is committed to fostering future architects and – when he finds more time – plans to focus his teaching on the application of information technology in architecture.
Until then, Mr. el-Khoury attends to the responsibilities he has as dean, including fundraising, establishing programs for students to work in the field on a pro bono basis and enable his coworkers to do what they do well and provide resources for them.
Miami Today reporter Susan Danseyar interviewed Mr. el-Khoury in his office at the university’s school of architecture.
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