March 16, 2007
Photo: © Gary W. Meek
A memorial service was held this morning for Thomas Galloway,
dean of the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Galloway,
67, died on March 11 after suffering a heart attack.
He is credited with transforming the College of Architecture.
Under his leadership, which began in 1992, the school's stature
grew to international proportions. It forged partnerships
with the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris
LaVillette, in France, and with the University of Abu Dhabi,
in the United Arab Emirates. Galloway launched initiatives
including the Center for Geographic Information Systems; the
Advanced Wood Products Laboratory; and the Center for Quality
Growth and Regional Development.
Closer to home, Galloway's influence also extended to the
built environment in Atlanta. He headed a commission charged
with redesigning Broad Street Plaza, which he said was perhaps
among the city's ugliest public spaces, as well as a task
force created to make Peachtree Street more pedestrian-friendly.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Galloway served as dean and
professor of the College of Design at Iowa State University,
from 1985 to 1992. He also taught and held administrative
positions at the University of Rhode Island and the University
of Kansas. Galloway earned both a master's and Ph.D. in urban
planning from the University of Washington. His wife of 40
years, Sharon Perry Galloway, three children, and a large
extended family survive him.