October 27, 2008New York City —
Kent Kleinman, the Gale and Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art, and Planning, was the guest of honor at a reception on Oct. 26 in New York City. More than 200 alumni and friends of AAP attended the event.
“I am honored to head this distinguished college and delighted to have a chance to meet the steadfastly loyal, wildly successful, and famously reserved alumni of AAP,” said Kleinman, who started as dean on Sept. 1. “The college’s graduates are contributing throughout the world as leading designers, planners and artists. It is our job and my passion to enable the next generation of students to do no less.”
AAP Advisory Council co-chairs Susie Rodriguez (B.Arch. ‘82) and Rick Krochalis ‘72 hosted the reception in the Sky Room at the New Museum on the Bowery in Manhattan.
“We are so pleased to have found such an accomplished leader with tremendous intellect, energy, and scholarship and a vision for the college,” Rodriguez said, welcoming attendees. “We feel quite certain that he will build on the strengths of the college as well as take it in new directions and new heights.”
Among the attendees were Kent Hubbell (B.Arch. ’69), professor of architecture and Cornell dean of students; Frank Robinson, director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Anthony Vidler, professor and dean at Cooper Union’s School of Architecture; and Cornell Trustee Jill Lerner (B.Arch. ’76), principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.