Notices sorted by graduation date.
Harry W. Porter Jr. of New Bern, N.C. died Jan. 19, 2010. He was a former faculty member and dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture. One of the founding figures of the school, Mr. Porter was recruited by Architecture Dean Joe Bosserman to come to Charlottesville in 1969 after having taught at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. Upon arriving, he established the school’s Department of Landscape Architecture and served as its first chair from 1969 through 1982. Later, Mr. Porter served as associate dean of administration and interim dean of the school until he was appointed dean in 1989. In 1991, Mr. Porter became the first Architect for the University in the newly created Office of the Architect. He was also the first dean of the school to live in Pavilion IX on the Lawn until he retired in 1994. In 1996, a pumpkin ash tree was planted in his honor in front of Pavilion IX, drawing a large crowd of friends and admirers from across the University. Survivors include his wife, Anne McIntosh Porter (Educ ‘76).