Finalists announced for the position of Dean of the School of Architecture

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Feb 13, 2014

Dr. Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
Dr. Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
Nathaniel Belcher
Nathaniel Belcher
Mark Hoistad
Mark Hoistad
Dr. Daniel Friedman
Dr. Daniel Friedman

Four finalists have been identified for the position of Dean, School of Architecture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  The four finalists are scheduled to participate over a two day period of visits that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the four candidates have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, visiting March 6-7

School of Constructed Environments

Parsons The New School for Design

Public Presentation:  Friday, March 7, 3:00-4:15 p.m./ Architecture Building Auditorium 205


Professor Nathaniel Belcher, visiting March 10-11

H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School

Pennsylvania State University

Public Presentation:  Tuesday, March 11, 3:00-4:15 p.m./Architecture Building Auditorium 205


Professor Mark Hoistad, visiting March 13-14

College of Architecture

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Presentation:  Friday, March 14, 3:00-4:15 p.m./Architecture Building Auditorium 205


Dr. Daniel Friedman, visiting March 17-18

College of Built Environments

University of Washington

Public Presentation:  Tuesday, March 18, 3:00-4:15 p.m./Architecture Building Auditorium 205

“I would like to thank the Search Advisory Committee for identifying a pool of highly qualified and exceptional candidates.  The Committee did a terrific job in identifying these finalists, and we are fortunate to have such caliber of finalists visiting our campus,” said Chancellor Tom Apple.  “We look forward to UH faculty, staff, students and especially the local architectural community to come out and meet the candidates, and to receive their input in assisting in hiring the best person for the position.”

Added Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock, “The School of Architecture plays a crucial statewide role in preparing the professionals who create our built environment, in addition to a growing international presence.  The next Dean of Architecture will literally help build the future of the state.” 

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website at

For more information about the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, please visit