2001 Distinguished Plym Professor: Frances Halsband, FAIA
"Frances Halsband FAIA was born in New York City. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and M.Arch. from Columbia University. She worked in the office of Mitchell/Giurgola in New York before starting the firm with Robert Kliment in New York in 1972. She has taught at the universities of Ball State, California at Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, North Carolina State, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rice, and Virginia. She was president of the Architectural League of New York and president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She was dean of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, and a commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She has served on numerous design awards juries and was the chair of the 1999 Committee on Design for the American Institute of Architects."