Thomas Hanrahan, dean of the Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, in New York, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the current academic year. During his 22-year tenure as the dean of architecture, Hanrahan has expanded the school's undergraduate and graduate programs and appointed new chairs and faculty members. In 2020, after a one-year leave of absence, Hanrahan will return to the institute and join the faculty, according to Pratt. By the end of this year, Pratt will conduct an international search for the next dean, who is anticipated to join the institute during summer 2019.

Hanrahan is also a founding partner of New York–based architecture practice Hanrahan Meyers Architects. He is behind the design of many projects, including the award-winning Won Dharma Center in Columbia County, N.Y. and the Interpretive Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. He is also the author of Four States of Architecture (Academy Press, 2002), a monograph featuring a selection of the firm's projects. Hanrahan holds a B.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.Arch. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.