2012: Dan Bennett, FAIA


Dean; College of Architecture, Design, and Construction; Auburn University
2012 Distinguished Architect

As Dean of CADC, Dan Bennett transformed the College.  His vision and leadership made each program (architecture, industrial design, and building technology) outstanding and nationally recognized for their excellence.


  • Instructor of Architecture, Louisiana State University
  • Professor of Architecture, Mississippi State University
  • Professor/Director, Center for Urban Design and Research, University of South Florida
  • Department Head, School of Architecture, Auburn University
  • Dean, School of Architecture, Arkansas University
  • Dean, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University
  • Masters of Architecture, Rice University


  • Top 25 Most Admired Architecture and Design Educators; Design Intelligence
  • Multiple Design Awards, American Institute of Architecture
  • Alabama Construction Hall of Fame
  • Fellow, American Institute of Architects


  • Chair, Alabama Board of Architects
  • Chair, NCARB Education Committee
  • Chair, NCARB Practice Education Committee
  • Director, Arkansas Chapter AIA
  • Regional Director, ACSA
  • President, Mississippi Chapter AIA
  • Member, NAAB Accreditation Team Ã