Ignacio San Martin, currently at the University of Arizona, has joined the College of Design as director of the Metropolitan Design Center. San Martin will also join the School of Architecture as a professor.
His work bridges architecture, landscape architecture, and planning, and he is highly regarded not only in the U.S., but in Latin America and Europe as well. "Professor San Martin's numerous outreach efforts in Arizona have prepared him well for the community based work of the Metropolitan Design Center," said Dean Tom Fisher in a statement. "He is also a very experienced and skilled educator, which will help us move the Metropolitan Design certificate program forward."