Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design

Atlanta, Georgia
Salary dependent upon the candidate’s qualifications and is consistent with leading research univ.
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DESCRIPTION The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture invites applications and/or nominations for the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design to commence in the fall of 2018. The chair is made possible by a generous endowment in honor of Georgia Tech alumnus Tom Ventulett, founding partner of TVSDesign in Atlanta. Previous chair holders include Monica Ponce de León, Nader Tehrani, Lars Spuybroek, and Marc Simmons. The intention of the Ventulett Chair is to engage a distinguished practitioner with a record of international leadership and excellence in architecture to teach in the School and to develop significant initiatives to advance architectural design, architectural education, and the knowledge base that supports them. Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not required. Of paramount importance is the candidate’s record of design work and thought that has advanced the discipline and the profession.

RESPONSIBILITIES The chair holder will be appointed as a non-tenured rank Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture. The terms of residency and length of appointment of one to three years are negotiable. Responsibilities include teaching design studios and workshops at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The chair will have access to the full resources of the College of Design, including our Digital Fabrication & Robotics Laboratory that houses a suite of industrial-scale CNC equipment. The College of Design’s five Schools and five research centers provide a rich multi-disciplinary creative environment with access to both the technological resources of a top research institution and the opportunities and challenges of Atlanta. For more information on the School of Architecture, please visit

QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must have a Master of Architecture or equivalent degree and 10 to 15 years distinguished national/international record of professional practice and/or research with clear impact on professional practice.

SALARY Salary is dependent upon the candidate’s qualifications and is consistent with the leading research universities. In addition to salary, the chair holder will receive endowment revenue to support projects, research, travel, events, publications, constructions, and/or staff, in accordance with the chair holder’s and the School’s interests.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE  The School of Architecture is one of five schools in the College of Design. Other schools include Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, and Music. The SoA offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture, along with specialized M.S. degrees in Digital Design and Fabrication, High Performance Buildings, Design and Health, and Urban Design.

GEORGIA TECH  The Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business. Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 330 acres in the heart of the lively, progressive city of Atlanta, where more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.

APPLICATION   Letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching interest statement (1 p. max), research statement (2 pp. max), portfolio of creative work (20 pp. max), and names and contact information for three references are required. Additional material may be requested.

SEND MATERIALS TO  Application materials are accepted electronically. Please email a single PDF document of the application to (Subject Line:  Ventulett Search). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION  Please refer to or contact:

John Peponis – Chair, Search Committee;

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly enc