John Gaunt has been a practicing architect for 28 years and Dean of KU's School of Architecture, Design & Planning for the last 19 years. Before that, he was in architectural practice for 28 years, the last 18 of which were with Ellerbe Becket, based in Minneapolis. During the last six years of this period, he served as the firm?s President/CEO where he was responsible for articulating the values/directions/objectives of the organization, and guiding its strategic development. As Dean of KU's School of Architecture, Design & Planning, he has the responsibility for strategic direction and overall management of the School. He is an administrator and teacher bringing the School the benefit of an extensive experience in inter-disciplinary professional practice.