Ann Pendleton-Jullian Named as New Director

Ann Pendleton-Jullian, a Boston architect and associate professor at MIT, will serve as the next director of the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) at The Ohio State University. She will assume the duties of director on September 1, 2007.

Pendleton-Jullian says she was attracted by KSA’s international reputation, its faculty and the relationship it has with the Wexner Center for the Arts. In addition, she is intrigued by the fact that architecture, city and regional planning and landscape architecture are housed under one roof at Knowlton.

"We are excited that Ann has decided to join Ohio State," said William A. “Bud” Baeslack III, dean of Ohio State’s College of Engineering. "She will bring tremendous intellect and energy to her leadership of the Knowlton School."

A native of Cleveland, Pendleton-Jullian has designed buildings around the globe, including projects in Chile, Argentina, Finland, Canary Islands and Quebec. Specifically, she has been involved in the campus planning and design of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh and the master plan for the conversion of the North Truro Air Force Station in Cape Cod. In association with Atelier Jullian and Pendleton, she designed a home for the late astronomer Carl Sagan and his wife, author Ann Druyan, in Ithaca, N.Y.

“Good directors of schools or programs must tap into the talent they have, motivate individuals to achieve their absolute best, and at the same time create an environment in which individual motivations and talents coalesce into a community that is intellectually generous and effective,” she says.

Pendleton-Jullian, who holds architecture degrees from Cornell and Princeton universities, says she looks forward to returning to the Midwest.

Ann Pendleton-Jullian's CV

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