Wellington Reiter, Senior Advisor to the President, ASU (Phoenix)

Wellington Reiter, Senior Advisor to the President, ASU (Phoenix)

wellingtonWellington “Duke” Reiter, FAIA, is the Senior Advisor to the President of Arizona State University and the Executive Director of the University City Exchange at ASU. His portfolio features large, multi-stakeholder projects involving sustainable urbanism, higher education, and healthcare. 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 a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and the Chair of the University Development and Innovation Council. His drawing and installations have been featured in numerous museums and a monograph on Reiter’s work, Vessels and Fields, was previously published by Princeton Architectural Press. His current project is a portrait of the U.S. as revealed by the I-10 entitled 11 x 10. A 13-part broadcast series on the eleven major cities along the 10 is in process.