Stanley Hallet

Former Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, Stanley Ira Hallet, FAIA, is currently a Professor of Architecture at CUA where he teaches undergraduate and graduate studios and seminars exploring the historic and contemporary relationships between culture and architecture. Given his early experiences in Tunisia as a Peace Corp Volunteer (1964-66) and in Afghanistan as a Fulbright-Hayes Lecturer at the University of Kabul (1972), his studio work and lectures often explore the Islamic issues of landscape, urban fabric and sacred space. Basing his observations on both research as well as personal experience, he offers seminars and studios addressing the relationship of cinema and architecture and has produced several award winning documentary films with his wife, Judith Dwan Hallet, an internationally recognized documentary film maker. He has lectured widely on these subjects in both the United States and Europe and his observations have appeared in major international and national journals of architecture such as Architectural Record, Architecture Plus, Faith and Form, the Journal of Architectural Education, Ekistics 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. He is presently working on a second book titled Architecture and the Moving Image. Recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his contributions to both architecture and architectural education, he is a registered architect whose work has been distinguished with 12 AIA design awards. Most recently, he received a 25-year design award given by the Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the Quad Project. His own house, a 1998 recipient of a Washingtonian/DC AIA Chapter design award, was just published in the Italian Journal Il Projeto and the American Journal Residential Architect. A finalist in the international competition for the Washington DC Metro Canopy Competition, his proposal was just 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 16 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.