Krawchyk named University architect, campus planner
1:44 p.m., June 21, 2012--Peter Krawchyk has been named the University of Delaware's University architect and campus planner, it was announced recently by David W. Singleton, vice president for facilities and auxiliary services.
Krawchyk, formerly director of facilities planning and construction, succeeds H. Alan Brangman, who has accepted a position as associate vice president of facilities, real estate and university architect at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
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"Peter has done an excellent job leading facilities planning and construction, and I’m delighted that he will now be bringing his expertise and experience to the University architect position," Singleton said, adding, "This position is critical to the thoughtful development of our campus.”
"As the University architect and campus planner, I am responsible for the overall campus image, including new buildings, landscape and streetscape elements," Krawchyk said. "It’s an exciting time of growth at UD, as anyone can see by walking around the campus, and I am fortunate to help guide this effort."
Krawchyk holds a master's degree in architecture from North Carolina State University and is licensed to practice architecture.
Prior to joining UD in 2010, Krawchyk had experience both in an academic setting, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and in the practice of architecture at a major design firm.
In a corresponding move, Kathy Comisiak has been selected to serve as interim director of facilities planning and construction.
Comisiak also joined UD in 2010 and had been serving as associate director of facilities planning and construction with responsibility for major projects.
She is licensed as a professional engineer and has previously served in both academic settings -- the University of Connecticut, the University of Michigan and West Chester University -- and private practice. She holds degrees in both engineering and business administration.