Rand chosen as one of thirty most admired educators for 2013 by DesignIntelligence
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand, FAIA was chosen by DesignIntelligence as one of the thirty most admired educators in 2013 in it’s Nov/Dec 2012 issue honoring excellence in education and education administration.
Rand was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with “extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students” to be included in the 2013 class of exemplary professionals in their field spanning a range of disciplines from architecture to industrial design.
Rand has a special ability to teach both traditional and modern applications of building materials and assemblies in a manner that allows students to develop a well-rounded store of knowledge to draw from when deciding ways to articulate or inform design concepts. His own personal brand reputation is to “welcome new ideas,” and students resonate to him. — DesignIntelligence
Professor Rand began his career at NC State University in 1977 after receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Professor Rand has held positions at the College such as Associate Dean for Research and Director of Graduate Programs for the School of Architecture. His recent teaching areas include Architectural Design Studio focusing on Technology, Final Project Seminar and Final Project Studios, Architectural Construction Systems, and graduate seminars regarding Architectural Detailing and innovative uses of Architectural Materials.
In 2011, Rand was selected as the College recipient of the Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence and he co-authored a book with Edward Allen and Thomas Ryan called Detailing for Landscape Architects, published by John Wiley & Sons. Rand’s other publications include, Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructability, Aesthetics which has been translated in several languages including French and Korean, Materials for Design, and a new publication Materials for Design; Volume 2 which will be published in 2013 by Princeton Architectural Press. Both Materials for Design and Materials for Design; Volume 2 are co-authored with Victoria Ballard Bell.
Professor Rand has given numerous presentations on his research regarding “Masonry and Life Cycle Assessment” and “Sustainable Masonry Design; A Life Cycle Perspective.” He holds a U.S. Patent 4,031,674 for an “Inflatable Tent” which was issued earlier in his career.
Professor Rand has been elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and in The Masonry Society.