Wellington “Duke” Reiter, FAIA, is the Senior Advisor to the President of Arizona State University with particular focus on university/city integration. He also coordinates specific initiatives related to higher education, healthcare, and sustainability.
Over the past twenty years, Reiter has played numerous roles: community leader, academic administrator, faculty member, architect, urban designer, and public artist. In the course of his career, he has established a track a record of highly effective partnerships with public office holders, the business community, non-profit groups, professional organizations, developers, and universities. Central to his diverse portfolio of experience has been the construction of mutually beneficial relationships between the institutions he has led and the cities in which they are located. A student of higher education, urban design, and entrepreneurship, Reiter is particularly interested in the economic, cultural, and sustainability of major US metro areas and the engagement of the top tier colleges and universities that are embedded within them.
Mr. Reiter was a key player in the conceptualization and creation of the award-winning Downtown Phoenix Campus for ASU. Reiter is the past President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the former Dean of the College of Design at Arizona State University, and a long-time faculty member at MIT in the Department of Architecture. He is the recipient of the Arizona Architect’s medal and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is presently the Chair of the Urban Land Institute in Arizona and is a national Trustee of the organization. A monograph on Reiter’s work, Vessels and Fields, is available from Princeton Architectural Press.