Participants/ Wellington "Duke" Reiter

Senior Advisor to the President of Arizona State University and the Executive Director of the University City Exchange at ASU

Wellington "Duke" Reiter's portfolio features large, multi-stakeholder projects involving sustainable urbanism, higher education, and healthcare. He was a key player in the conceptualization and creation of the award-winning Downtown Phoenix Campus for ASU.  Reiter is the past President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the former Dean of the College of Design at Arizona State University, and a long-time faculty member at MIT in the Department of Architecture.  He is the recipient of the Arizona Architect’s medal and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.  He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and the Chair of the University Development and Innovation Council. His drawings and installations have been featured in numerous museums and a monographs including Vessels and Fields published by Princeton Architectural Press.  His current project is a portrait of the U.S. as revealed by the I-10 entitled 11 x 10.  A 13-part broadcast series on the eleven major cities along the 10 is in process. A student of higher education, urban design, and entrepreneurship, Reiter is particularly interested in the economic, cultural, and sustainability of major US metro areas and the engagement of the top tier colleges and universities that are embedded within them.