Thomas W. Ventulett Chair


The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture invites applications and/or nominations for the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design to commence in the fall of 2021. The chair is made possible by a generous endowment in honor of Georgia Tech alumnus Tom Ventulett, founding partner of TVSDesign in Atlanta. Previous chair holders include Débora Mesa, Monica Ponce de León, Nader Tehrani, Lars Spuybroek, and Marc Simmons. The intention of the Ventulett Chair is to engage a distinguished practitioner with a record of international leadership and excellence in architecture to teach in the School and to develop significant initiatives to advance architectural design, architectural education, and the knowledge base that supports them. Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not required. Of paramount importance is the candidate’s record of design work and thought that has advanced the discipline and the profession.


Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design


The chair holder will be appointed as a non-tenured rank Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture. The terms of residency and length of appointment of one to three years are negotiable. Responsibilities include teaching design studios and workshops at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The chair will have access to the full resources of the College of Design, including our Digital Fabrication & Robotics Laboratory that houses a suite of industrial-scale CNC equipment. The College of Design’s five Schools and five research centers provide a rich multi-disciplinary creative environment with access to both the technological resources of a top research institution and the opportunities of being located in Atlanta. For more information on the School of Architecture, please visit


Candidates must have a Master of Architecture or equivalent degree and 10 to 15 years distinguished national/international record of professional practice and/or research with clear impact on professional practice. 


Salary is dependent upon the candidate’s qualifications and is consistent with the leading research universities. In addition to salary, the chair holder will receive endowment revenue to support projects, research, travel, events, publications, constructions, or other needs that advance the goals of the position. 

The School of Architecture is one of five schools within the College of Design. Other schools include Industrial Design, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning and Music. The SoA has over 350 students in five degree programs: B.S. in Architecture (190 students), Master of Architecture (104 students), M.S. in Architecture (22 students), M.S. in Urban Design (10 students), and a Ph.D. in Architecture (38 students). The faculty is comprised of 23 full-time tenured or tenure track faculty members and 35 part-time or visiting faculty members. The School of Architecture was recently ranked in the top ten in ten of the twelve focus areas of architectural education by Design Intelligence. For more information on the School of Architecture, please visit

Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the USA. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering, computing, and sciences, to business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's wide variety of technologically-focused majors and minors consistently earn strong national rankings. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences.


A statement that outlines your proposed teaching themes (2 pp.), curriculum vita, portfolio of creative work (20 pp. max), and names and contact information for three references are required. Additional material may be requested

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Julie Kim – Chair, Search Committee;

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s core values. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities and life experiences. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


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