David Cronrath

Professor and Associate Provost for Planning

School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation • University of Maryland

David Cronrath has been a practitioner, educator and administrator for over 35 years. During that time, he has led art and design programs and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. From 2010-2016 he was Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at University of Maryland. He held a similar role at Louisiana State University from 200-2010. In his administrative roles he has championed design thinking, civic engagement, and the university’s production of cultural value. In addition, he has promoted a more inclusive definition of design and planning that spans from innovation to care. He has more recently been directing his attention to advancing the management of design excellence and the appropriate responses in the dynamic market for design services. David has received recognition for his research and creative activity including the National Council Architectural Registration Board President’s Award as well as being recognized as a top architectural educator by Design Intelligence. In 2016 he received the prestigious Kea Award from AIA Maryland. He is a graduate of the College of Environmental Design, University of California – Berkeley.