Professor Emeritus Stanley Hallet the former Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning at the Catholic University of America has been working with the University of Tunis, Carthage redeveloping the architecture program. By using new tools students can look at design and problem solving in new ways. The understanding of space, form, lighting, and holistic design take shape and a wonderful new experience in design takes shape.
Former Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, Stanley Ira Hallet, FAIA, is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at CUA where he teaches undergraduate and graduate studios and seminars exploring the historic and contemporary relationships between culture, urban design, landscape and architecture. Given his early experiences in Tunisia as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-66) and in Afghanistan as a Fulbright-Hayes Lecturer at the University of Kabul (1972), his studio work and lectures often explore issues of landscape, urban fabric and sacred space. Formerly Studio Head in Rome, Italy (2005-7 then in Paris, France (2008-15), he is currently overseeing the transformation of the design curriculum in architecture at the The School of Architecture at the Université Tunis Carthage (UTC) in Tunisia.
He also has offered seminars and studios addressing the relationship of cinema and architecture in Schools of Architecture in the United States, Puerto Rico, France and Italy and has produced several documentary films with his wife, Judith Dwan Hallet, an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker. Their latest collaboration, The Tale of the Tongs (2014) premiered in The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. He is presently writing Architecture and the Moving Image and has published his own writings as well as studio work exploring the same subject previously exhibited at the Palazzo d’Aumale in Terrasini, Sicily (2004).
He has lectured widely in both the United States and Europe and his observations have appeared in major international and national journals of architecture such as 2A(Qatar), Architectural Record, Architecture Plus, Faith and Form, The Journal of Architectural Education, Ekistics, Mimar, The Afghan Journal (Austria), The Architect’s Journal (London), Ottagono (Italy) and IBLA, the Revue de l’institute des belles lettres arabe-CNRS. His book, The Traditional Architecture of Afghanistan was co-authored with Rafi Samizay and published by Garland Press, Évolution d’un habitat : le monde berbère du Sud tunisien (Blurb Press in French) and materials from The Mosques of Djerba (Blurb Press and UTC) are presently on exhibition in Tunis, Tunisia. A Forest Garden on Somes Pond and Sketches from Mount Desert Island were published by the Somes Pond Center with Sketches now on exhibit at the Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his contributions to both architecture and architectural education, his work has been distinguished with 12 AIA design awards. He received a 25-year design award given by the Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the Quad Project. More recently, his own house, a 1998 recipient of a Washingtonian/DC AIA Chapter design award, was published in the Italian Journal Il Projetto and the American Journal Residential Architect. A finalist in the international competition for the DC Metro Canopy Competition, his proposal was reviewed in Cityscape by architectural critic, Benjamin Forgey of the Washington Post.
Graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1964 and a Master of Architecture in 1967, he taught for over fifteen years at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and 25 years at The Catholic University of America. He has participated on numerous architectural juries in the academy as well as in the profession, both in the United States, Italy, France and Israel.