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Stanley Allen *88 will step down at the end of the ­academic year after 10 years as dean of the School of Architecture. 

“I believe the time is right both for me to move on and for someone new to come in and build on what I have accomplished,” Allen said, noting that he plans to focus on his practice and teaching. After a yearlong sabbatical, he will return to teaching at Princeton full time.

Allen said in a letter to the school’s advisory council that during his tenure, the school has hired exceptional young faculty; revitalized its design culture; created an undergraduate certificate program in urban ­studies; established the Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure; and constructed the first major addition since the school was built in 1962. 

The 2007 glass-enclosed addition to the School of Architecture building.
The 2007 glass-enclosed addition to the School of Architecture building.
Courtesy Stanley Allen *88

“Princeton’s identity as a school dedicated to sharp intellectual inquiry, thoughtful design work, and creative scholarship is secure,” he said. 

The school has 12 full-time faculty, 46 undergraduate majors, 57 master’s-degree candidates, and 20 doctoral ­students.

Architecture professor Elizabeth Diller is heading the committee charged with searching for a new dean.