Ila Berman headshot

Ila L Berman

Edward E. Elson Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell 206
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
DDes, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
MDes, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
BAS, Carleton University

Ila Berman, DDes, Dean of the School of Architecture, and Edward E. Elson Professor at the University of Virginia is an architect, theorist, and curator of architecture and urbanism whose research investigates the relationship between culture and the evolution of contemporary material, technological and spatial practices. She is a featured alumna of Harvard University’s Grounded Visionaries series and the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Design, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowships, a Special Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Tulane University, where she was a Favrot Professor, founding director of the URBANbuild program, and the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture until 2007. She has also held academic administrative appointments as the O’Donovan Director of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and the Director of the School of Architecture at CCA in San Francisco. 

SCC-RCN: Polycentric Development Toward the Vision of
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022