The SCAD School of Building Arts is pleased to announce two new appointments beginning summer quarter. Brian Wishne, former dean of the School of Building Arts, becomes chair of urban design, and former SCAD Professor Herbert J. Brito becomes dean of the School of Building Arts.
Prior to joining SCAD in 2008, Wishne was chair of the department of architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a faculty member in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. Holding a B.A. from Knox College and an M.Arch. from Princeton University, as well as considerable professional experience, Wishne brings expertise valuable to further growth and development of the urban design program at SCAD.
Brito, who holds both a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Florida, taught at SCAD from 1979-1985, developing the curricula for the architecture, historic preservation and interior design programs of study. He then taught at Georgia State University, Brenau University and the Atlanta College of Art, as well as other universities. His certifications include National Council for Interior Design Qualification and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and he is an associate with the American Institute of Architects, past board member and vice president of the American Society of Interior Designers, board of visitors member of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and a patron and member of many arts organizations. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been widely published and exhibited.
Brito also is principal of Brito, LLC, an interior design firm specializing in high-end residences, historic preservation projects, hospitality commissions, and specialty design projects throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. He also has served as a studio director, project director, preservation planner and architectural historian with a variety of firms and agencies.