John Charles Gaunt

School of Architecture, Design & Planning - Architecture
Primary office:
Marvin Hall
Room 206
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


John C. Gaunt has been a practicing architect for 35 years, 18 of which have been with Ellerbe Becket, with 6 years (1987-94) as its President/CEO. As executive leader of a diversified design firm of approximately 1000 employees in six offices nationally (with a developing international practice), he was responsible for articulating its values, directions, and objectives, and guiding its strategic development. For the past nineteen years he has been Dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, University of Kansas.


Intensive involvement during 1987-93 period in marketing and project development in Asia, Western Europe, and the Middle East—including the development of strategic alliances in Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Academic Areas

  • Architecture


  • B. Arch., Minnesota, 1962
  • B. Arch., Minnesota, 1964, Honors Graduate
  • M. Arch., Pennsylvania, 1967, Studio of Louis I. Kahn


  • Architecture: Education and Practice

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