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In memoriam - Dean Emeritus George S. Wright

March 1, 2007

Dear Colleagues, Alumni and Friends;

George S. Wright, dean of the UT Arlington School of Architecture from 1976 to 1987, died on January 19 in Ann Arbor Michigan, after a protracted illness. Dean Wright was a distinguished educator, who as the second dean of the school was crucial to success of the school in the subsequent years. His many accomplishments include the establishment of the Architecture Library as a separate collection within the UT Arlington Library System and construction of a separate facility for the School of Architecture, the Architecture Building, which is the home of the School today. Dean Wright was especially proud of the creation on the Myrick Courtyard as part of the design of the School of Architecture. He was a Harvard graduate and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Dean Wright was also a superb architect with a number of significant buildings across the Southwest, with most located in New Mexico.

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