Igor Marjanović is the William Ward Watkin Dean of Rice Architecture. His research integrates the teaching of studio and theory with historical scholarship on architectural pedagogy, practice, and identity formation, examining the role of drawings, exhibitions, and publications in the emergence of international architectural culture. His collaborative approach to scholarship has led to critically acclaimed books such as Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision and the exhibition Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, which traveled internationally to seven venues, including the Jut Art Museum in Taiwan. A series of Florence Studios that he taught titled “Disegno: Encounters in Public Space” used the medium of drawing to engage the global refugee crisis, migration, and decolonization, earning him the American Institute of Architects Education Honor Award. Before joining Rice Architecture, Marjanović was at Washington University in St. Louis, serving as the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor and chair of undergraduate architecture program, where he created a distinct academic vision that integrated architectural and liberal arts education. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Iowa State University, where he was the founding director of the Core Design Program. Trained as an architect at the University of Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia), Marjanović completed his undergraduate thesis at the Moscow Architectural Institute. He received a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Ph.D. at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.