Jayanta Chatterjee

Jayanta Chatterjee

Dean Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Planning

Aronoff Center


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Professional Summary

Professor Chatterjee, FAICP, served as Dean of the College of DAAP from 1982-2001. His leadership resulted in the development of a process whereby the world's leading architects were commissioned to design major buildings for the University of Cincinnati. DAAP's own complex, the Aronoff Center of Art and Design, served as the model for successive campus projects. He has received numerous awards and honors, including: the 1991 ACSP award from the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, an annual award which was later named in his honor; the1996 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; an Apple Award in 1996 from the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, the Lifetime Achievement Post-Corbett Award in Cincinnati in 1999; induction as a Fellow of the AICP in 1999; and the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the American Institute of Architects in 2000. Professor Chatterjee serves on many major civic and professional committees for the City of Cincinnati, including the Urban Design Review Board and the Contemporary Arts Center Board of Trustees. He is a past-president (1983-85) of the national Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and a past founding member of the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).


MArch, Harvard University (Urban Design)

Masters of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina

BArch, Indian Institute of Technology

Certificate, (Tropical Architecture)

Research and Practice Interests

Urban Design/Downtown Development Transportation Planning Strategic Planning Design Review Organization of Architecture and Planning Competitions Program Evaluation

Publication Activities

Editorial Boards: Journal of American Planning Association
Journal of Planning Education and Research
Journal of Urban Design
Journal of Architecture and Technology
Numerous paperspresented on conferences,, Symposia and workshops
 Chapters for books
“Of Structures and Spaces and Structural Spaces” in, From the Temple of Zeus to the Hyperloop, From the Temple of Zeus to the Hyperloop, University of Cincinnati Press
“Why New Perspectives are Needed” Chapter in “Breaking the Boundaries: A One World Approach to Planning Education, Edited by Biswapriya Sanyal (MIT), Plennum Publishing Corporation, New York
“Partnership in Education” Chapter in RebuildingAmerican Cities, Edited by Paul R. Porter and David c. Sweet, Co-authored with Carol Davidow, Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University
“Partnership Planning” Chapter in The Partnership Planning: Participants Views of Urban Renewal, Edited by Zane Miller and Thomas H. Jenkins, Co-Authored with Thomas H. Jenkins, Sage Publications, London
1980-1986 Editorial work for the Journal Of Planning Education and Research