Recently ’61 DCRP alumnus Jay Chatterjee returned to Carolina Planning to give a talk and meet with our students. During his stay, students were fortunate to hear his feedback on their ULI Hines Competition presentation. The ULI Hines, is a national design competition, involves multidisciplinary teams of students that propose visionary development programs for a real site in a North American urban core.
Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Planning
Jay Chatterjee is the Dean Emeritus of DAAP/UC. After graduate work in London, he immigrated to the US and holds MRP from UNC and MAUD from Harvard. His efforts led to a special collaboration of national & regional architects, which resulted in works by several renowned architects at UC. He also helped initiate a master planning process with George Hargreave as the lead landscape architect. Later, Forbes Magazine declared that UC as one of the most beautiful campus in the world. He served on many civic boards.
Nationally, he served as a president of the ACSP and completely reorganized the association and founded and edited the JPER and he is a founder of the PAB. In 1991 he received the ACSP’s award for Distinguished Service, and in 1998 the Association named this award as the “Jay Chatterjee Distinguished Service Award” in his honor. In 1996 the DCRP at UNC presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.