Message from the Dean

Stephen Vogel

The Nautilus, Summer 2003

Stephen Vogel, M.Arch, FAIA

teaches design and the Degree Project Seminar. He is a licensed architect with extensive experience in urban design, adaptive reuse, historic rehabilitation and multi-family, mixed housing communities, and is a principal and partner in his firm. He is past president of the American Institute of Architects, Detroit Chapter and Michigan Chapter. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the AIA in 1994 and received the AIA Detroit Gold Medal in 1996, among other awards. He holds B.Arch and M.Arch degrees from the University of Detroit.

Dear Alumni:

As part of The Legacy Campaign, the School of Architecture’s first major fund raising initiative, has been very successful. We have enjoyed great support from all over the country, and are very grateful for the recent generous gifts of Warren Loranger (’52), Gino Rossetti (’59) and Rossetti Architects, and Richard and Linda Kughn. In addition, Aldo Colandrea (ES '75, GR '76 & '81), an adjunct faculty member who teaches structures, made a generous pledge to fund a new research lab.

During this year, we have also received commitments that have made a significant impact on the life of the School. The General Motors Foundation contributed an additional $100,000 to support the Design Center. Bangalore Sudindranath (’82) pledged $25,000 as part of a proposed $100,000 endowed Alumni Council Scholarship Fund.

DeMaria Construction Company also endowed a scholarship with a gift of $25,000. A fund has been started to honor recently deceased alumnus and adjunct faculty member, Paul Reehil (’67) with an endowed scholarship. Program funding includes the continuing support of the Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association for its well-received lecture series. Finally, the School has received many other individual contributions.

On behalf of the faculty and students, I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the donors. Your gifts have dramatically improved the environment and opportunity for our students. Those who have not yet contributed to the campaign still have an opportunity to give. We are particularly interested in scholarship donations to help students who are now paying almost $20,000 per year in tuition. Please contact me at the School if you want to join this group of generous donors.

Hope you all have a happy summer.

Stephen Vogel, FAIA



Stephen P. Vogel
Dean, School of Architecture