Marta Gutman Appointed SSA Dean

We are thrilled to announce that our interim dean, Dr. Marta Gutman, has been appointed as Spitzer’s new dean.

See below for the CCNY-wide announcement from our provost.


To:       Faculty and Staff

From:   Tony Liss, Provost 

Date:    May 5, 2022

Re:       Dean of Architecture

I am pleased to announce that Interim Dean Marta Gutman is appointed Dean of the Spitzer School of Architecture, effective May 1, 2022.

Professor Gutman, an historian and licensed architect, has been at City College since 2004 and has served as Interim Dean since last August. She teaches architectural and urban history at both the Spitzer School of Architecture and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a prolific author and the 2021 recipient of the Catherine W. Bishir Prize which is awarded to the scholarly article that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. In addition to her teaching and scholarship, Professor Gutman is dedicated to the College mission, serving on countless committees College-wide and in the Spitzer School where most recently she chaired the School’s committee on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  Professor Gutman is the president of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History and a founding editor of PLATFORM, the online forum for conversations about buildings, landscapes, and spaces.

It has been my great pleasure to work closely with Dean Gutman this past year. She has shown extraordinary leadership in the School of Architecture and it is gratifying to see the enthusiastic support of Architecture colleagues for her permanent deanship.  Spitzer has benefitted this past year from her steady hand and vision for its future. I look forward to working with her to make that vision a reality.

Please join me in congratulating Dean Gutman.