John Weigand

John Weigand


Professor and Associate Dean

123 Center for Performing Arts

John is an architect and designer, and currently serves as Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Creative Arts at Miami University. After earning the Master of Architecture at the University of Illinois, he worked professionally in Chicago during the 1980's before making the decision to pursue a teaching career, initially being hired to conceptualize a new BFA program in Interior Design at Miami aligned with an existing BA in Architecture. He directed this program until 2006 when he became Department Chair, a position he held until 2015.

John has participated in numerous initiatives addressing collaborative design education and practice, focusing specifically on the integration of curriculum in architecture and the allied design disciplines in higher education. He co-authored The Nature of Design, an interdisciplinary text on design fundamentals, and has contributed to multiple books and publications. He was awarded the NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy in 2001, for his work with collaborative, internet-based design, and was listed among DesignIntelligence's "25 Most Admired Educators of 2012."

John has served on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board of Directors as well as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio Board, where he is currently President-Elect.