Over the past twenty years, Wellington “Duke” Reiter has played numerous roles: academic administrator, faculty member community leader, architect, urban designer, and public artist. In the course of his career, he has established a track a record of highly effective partner- ships with public office holders, the business community, non-profit groups, professional organizations, developers, and universities.Central to his diverse portfolio of experience has been the construction of mutually beneficial relationships between the institutions he has led and the cities in which they are located. He helped to spearhead the collaboration between the City of Phoenix and ASU that resulted in the new downtown campus and was responsible for the urban design aspects of the project.In his role as the Special Advisor to the President of Arizona State University, he has been asked to train his design talents on the subject of Knowledge Enterprise Architecture. Mr. Reiter is the past President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the former Dean of the College of Design at Arizona State University, and a long-term faculty member at MIT. Reiter is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has been the recipient of numerous design awards.
Downtown Phoenix showed its readiness to evolve during this year’s Super Bowl festivities.