School of Architecture

edward m. baum

Edward M. Baum

Professor Emeritus
Dean Emeritus

Office: ARCH 420, E-mail:, Phone: 214.417.7157

A.B., Harvard College (summa cum laude)
M. Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Edward M. Baum joined the UT Arlington faculty in 1988 as dean and served in that position until 1999, when he returned to full time teaching and practice. He is a registered architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Before coming to the School of Architecture Baum taught at Washington University in Saint Louis and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

After graduating from Harvard, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won the James Russell Shaw Traveling Fellowship, Baum began his professional career as a designer and job captain in the office of José Luis Sert. Subsequently in his own practice and in collaboration with others he has won a number of competitions and design awards. 

Winning competitions include those for Lafayette Park, St. Louis, Housing (with W. Bricken), a proposal for the reuse of Meigs Field, Chicago, and the design of the Dallas Police Memorial (both with J. Maruszczak). 

Major awards include a Progressive Architecture Design Award (with C. Stifter); an American Architecture Award and three AIA awards for the Dallas Police Memorial (with J. Maruszczak); and a Wood Design Award, a Residential Architect Design Award, and three AIA awards for Prototype Infill Housing in Dallas. Most recently, in 2011, Baum received an American Architecture Award and a Residential Architect Award for Prototype Housing for Modest Means, a proposal for affordable housing. These and other projects have been published in Architectural Record, Baumeister, Progressive Architecture, Texas Architect, Wood Design, Dwell, Residential Architect, Ottagono, and Arquitectura Viva Monographías.

Professor Baum is a co-founder of the Dallas Architecture Forum and continues to direct its programming.

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