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PROFESSOR EMERITUS FRED MATTER:  is a former Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona, received his B. Architecture from Princeton University and his M. Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is a registered Architect and has extensive professional and teaching experience in both Architecture and Planning throughout the U.S., Middle East and Latin America. Professor Matter was also Director of Research and the Graduate Program in Architecture. His research interests focused on Critical Regionalism and Desert Architecture and Planning. He also developed and directed an internationally recognized graduate exchange program of study among Schools of Architecture at the University of Arizona, the Universidad de Nueva Leon en Monterrey and Universidad Autonoma de Nueva Leon en Tamaulipas.

Current responsibilities:
Professor Emeritus / University of Arizona.
∑ Thesis development for a town revitalization master plan for Bacoachi, Sonora, Mexico.

Project management
and oversight on two Tejido master planning projects:

∑ Puerto Lobos community development master plan / 10,000 acre sustainable coastal community in Mexico.
∑ Mare Pasture community development master plan / 1000 acre sustainable community in Arizona.

Private Practice, Tucson, Arizona / Residential and Office Building Design

Education:
Princeton University / B. of Architecture.
Indiana University / Post graduate study in Fine Arts
Princeton University / Graduate study in Architecture.
University of Oregon / M. of Architecture.

Registration:
Arizona / Architecture
NCARB (National Council Architectural Registration Board)

Employment:
University of Arizona / Professor and Dean.
Princeton University / Instructor of Design.
Stanley Tigerman & Koglin Architects, Chicago.

Honors and Awards:
Founding member / Association for Desert Design and Research.
Deanís Citation for Educational Leadership.
Design Leadership Award / Design Award Houses.
Outstanding Achievement Award / Urban Growth Studies.
United States Agency for International Development grant for the design and development of a learning resource center in Sana, Yemen.