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 in professional programs 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 2000-2010. 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 (strategic) to caring and cultivation.
In his current role he serves as the university’s liaison to The Phillips Collection partnership, strategic planner for academic facilities, and member of the Administrative Modernization Program team.
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. In 2016 he received the prestigious Kea Award from AIA Maryland.