Bob MacLean came to the College of Architecture in 1981 after a successful career in practice in California, Arkansas, and Florida, mostly focused on multi-family housing. He had an immediate impact on design studio education at the CoA, particularly in the intermediate years and in advising thesis, professional-degree students. Bob was selected to be the first Chair of Instruction in the College of Architecture (1986) and thus was responsible for curricular development, new advising methods, and national accreditation requirements. Along with Professor Eric Sauda, Bob maintained his professional practice through Works 5 Design Collective that designed a variety of both commercial and institutional projects. He was a teacher, first and foremost, and he mentored young faculty entering the professoriate, developed curricular enhancements and review processes, and represented the College of Architecture in General Education requirements.