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University of Idaho (Retired)

University of Idaho, 308 Hayes St.
Moscow, Idaho 83843




D. Nels Reese

D. Nels Reese taught in the University of Idaho Department of Architecture from 1987 to 2008.  His academic work was focused on urban planning and architectural design.  Previous to his teaching role, Reese served as director of Facility Planning at the university for seven years.  Along with urban planning, he taught architectural graphics, history of American Architecture and American Studies.  Reese received his Masters in Urban Planning from the City College of New York, where he studied with Jonathan Barnett, a noted professor of urban design.  In 1992-93, Reese worked on the Bronx Center Project, which was published and shown in the national exhibition, “Urban Revisions for the Public Realm.”  He also studied urban models based on the neighborhoods of New York City and led a number of study-related field trips to the Big Apple.  Reese served ten years on the State of Idaho Board of Architectural Examiners.  Locally, Reese has been an appointed member of the Moscow Planning and Zoning Commission for 18 years and concurrently serves on the Moscow Historic Preservation Commission, where he was chair for four years.

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