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Architect , educator

Adèle Naudé Santos, American architect, educator. Registered architect, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts. Fellow American Institute Architects; member Pennsylvania Society Architects, Architects Registration Council (United Kingdom).


Santos, Adèle Naudé was born on October 14, 1938 in Cape Town, South Africa. Came to the United States, 1973. Daughter of David Francois Hugo and Aletta Adèle Naudé.


Student, University Cape Town, South Africa, 1958. Diploma, Architectural Association, London, 1961. Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University, 1963.

Master of Architecture, Master in City Planning, University Pennsylvania, 1968.


Private practice architecture with Antonio de Souza Santos, 1966-1973. Partner Interstudio, Houston, 1973-1979. Associate professor architecture Rice University, 1973-1978, professor, 1979.

Professor architecture, grad school design Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979—1981. Professor architecture and urban design, department architecture University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1981-1990. Founding dean School Architecture University California, San Diego, 1990-1994.

Private practice architecture and urban design Adele Naude Santos, Architect, Philadelphia, 1979-1990, Adele Naude Santos and Associates, San Diego and Philadelphia, 1991—2002. Professor architecture College Environmental Design University California, Berkeley, 1994—2003. Dean School Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, since 2004.


  • Registered architect, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.


  • Other Work

    • Project director, co-filmmaker for 5 part series, 1979-1980. Works include Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1991, Franklin-LaBrea Housing, Hollywood, California, 1995, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1991, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, 1998.


Fellow American Institute Architects. Member Pennsylvania Society Architects, Architects Registration Council (United Kingdom).


David Francois Hugo

Aletta Adèle Naudé