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James Sullivan

Dean, Professional Studies


Dean Professional Studies

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Cntr for Architectural Studies 271

Courses taught:

Building Technologies I ARCH-127
Design Studio VII ARCH-410
Building Technologies I ARCH-517
Jim Sullivan is Dean of the REAP College of Professional Studies at Marywood University and Professor of Architecture. Previously, Jim served as Dean of the School of Architecture at Marywood University and, before joining Marywood University, he served as Chair of the School of Interior Design and as Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University. In addition to Jim's academic work, he is a licensed architect with broad professional experience, including work with Joseph Rykwert, Bernard Tschumi, Marco Frascari, as well as his own architectural and interiors practice that has won numerous AIA Design Awards in Louisiana (see LA-ab.com).

Jim earned his Master of Architecture at University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelors of Environmental Design form Miami University (OH). He is a licensed architect in the State of New York.

Presentations and Publications

Design Recognition:
AIA Baton Rouge Merit Award: YMCA Pavilion, 2012

INDesign Award Best Architecture Project Award: Buchanan Lofts, 2012

AIA Louisiana Merit Award, LA Meets LA Residence, 2011

INDesign Best Residential Project Award: Marquis Loft, 2011

AIA Louisiana Merit Award: Architectural Postcards, 2010

AIA Baton Rouge Merit Award: LA Meets LA Residence, 2010

AIA Baton Rouge Merit Award: Coates Addition, 2010

Louisiana Home Magazine Design Sonata Awards: Best Residential Renovation, LA Meets LA, 2009

Publications: Essays, Papers and Conferences:
The Form of Creative Thinking, in Promoting Creative Thinking in Beginning Design Studios. Routledge, NY. September 2018

Something More Than Literal. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Fall Conference, October 2017, Marfa, TX.

Beginnings in the Context of New Knowledge. ACSA Annual Meeting, March 2016, Seattle, WA. Co-author with Catherine Wetzel)

Koolhaas and the Autonomy of the Interior. Interior Design Educator’s Council (IDEC) Annual Conference, March 2014, Dallas, TX.