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DYE-PROJECTS was founded by Wanda Ward Dye as an archive of her academic, curatorial and creative practices. She presently works full time for small business non profit, NFIB and continues her creative practices in her spare time. Wanda is an award-winning Architectural educator and has worked in academia, art, and architecture for over 25 years and was the founding director of RE gallery in Dallas, Texas for over 5 years. Before academia and the gallery she was an architectural designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Smith-Miller + Hawkinson in New York from 1994-1999. From 2010-2016 she founded and directed RE gallery + studio in Dallas Texas, a small art and design exhibition space/practice. RE was featured in ARTSY, ARTS+CULTURE Texas, Dallas Modern Luxury, Purple Fashion, Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, Juxtapoz and other online publications and was visited by artists, designers, curators, and patrons from all over the world. Through founding RE gallery she curated over 40 shows and gave emerging artists their first solo shows. Through her RE studio practice, her temporary video/light/sculpture public art installations, were shown at Make Art with Purpose Festival, AURORA, and Cedars Open Studios. Her teaching and research have been published in numerous proceedings, presented and exhibited at international conferences/festivals. She served as Editor and Co-Designer for UT Arlington publications TEX FILES and ACSA'S CHANG[E]ING IDENTITIES: design, culture, technology.  She has served on the Auburn University CADC Dean's Council and presently serves on the Pat Dye Crooked Oaks Legacy Foundation Board. She was Co-Director and Principal Investigator at Community Design Centers at Mississippi State University and UT Arlington. Her philanthropic work includes participating in TWO X TWO Dallas for AIDS and Art, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, Nasher Sculpture Center Fundraiser, and CASA through RE gallery artist donations. Architectural Educator Awards include: a national AIA Education Honors Award, two national ACSA Awards for Service and Creative Achievement, and a Graduate Teaching Scholarship Award from Columbia University. Design Awards include the Alabama Power Design Award and Travel Fellowship while at Auburn and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize while at Columbia. 


Masters of Architecture | Columbia University | 1997 | Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize | Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Bachelors of Architecture  | Auburn University | 1994  | Deans List | Alagasco Design Competition Fellowship


Founder DYE-PROJECTS  | 2016 - present

Studio + Marketing Manager | GLAVOVIC STUDIO | 2020-2022

Adjunct Architectural Design Professor | Florida Atlantic University | 2019

Visiting Critic of Architecture | James Madison University | 2017-2018

Founding Director | RE gallery + studio LLC | Project Space, Curatorial and Art+Design Practice | Dallas, Texas | 2010-2016

Assistant Professor of Architecture | UT Arlington | 2007-2013

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture | Mississippi State University | 2004-2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture | Georgia Institute of Technology | 1999-2003

Architectural Designer | Smith Miller + Hawkinson Architects | New York, New York | 1997-1999

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Columbia University | 1996-1997

Architectural Designer | SOM - Skidmore Owings and Merrill | New York, New York | 1994-1996



ACSA National Service Award | University of Texas Arlington | 2012

AIA National Education Honors Award | "The Everyday City" | University of Texas Arlington | 2008

ACSA Creative Achievement Award | Mississippi State University | 2006

Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize | Award for Best Design in Upper Level Studios | Columbia University | 1997

Columbia University GSAPP | Graduate Teaching Fellowship | 1996-97

Alagasco Design Competition | Award for Best Design in Upper Level Studios | Auburn University | 1993


Teaching and practices investigate inventive and adaptive reuse of materials, structures, program and spaces (from objects to territories)

Courses taught and developed: “RE practices in Art, Architecture and Design”, "Filmic Constructions of Space", "Territories of Appropriation" and        “The Everyday City”

Served as a guest juror at Auburn, Barnard, Clemson, Columbia, Parsons, The Rural Studio, Berkeley, Rice, UT Austin, Virginia and Yale

Art + design build installations and collaborations include AURORA Festival, Team Better Block, Make Art with Purpose, Design Build Adventure, UTA Architecture students and Mark Martinek 

Faculty led design work for design centers and studios supported by internal and external grants


ABSTRACT- Columbia GSAPP, ACSA Awards, AIA Columns, arq (architectural research quarterly), ARTSY, Arts + Culture of North Texas, D Home, D magazine, Dallas Culture Map, Dallas Modern Luxury, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, The Dallas Pavilion, FD Home, FD Luxe, Glasstire, Juxtapoz, MAP 2013 Workbook, MOMA Fabrications, New American Paintings, Paper City, Purple Fashion, Texas Architect, TexFiles, various academic texts published in proceedings/journals


Edited and co-designed publications of student and faculty work for marketing and educational purposes

Co-edited and co-designed proceedings for ACSA Southwest Regional Conference

Chaired and budgeted lecture and exhibition series

Participated in Design Build Adventure camps in Marfa, Texas Summer of 2010 and 2011

Participated in several rapid revitalization demonstrations with Team Better Block in Texas and Oklahoma 2010-2013

​RE gallery artists donated works of art to fundraisers benefiting amfAR, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dallas Museum of Art,

The Nasher Sculpture Center


"I had the pleasure of working with Wanda for the past year and a half until family demands required she relocate. Wanda’s resolve and passion for what she does is impressive. Wanda is highly motivated and thoughtfully draws from her past experiences as a teacher, gallery owner and designer to provide on point design guidance, management effectiveness and impactful technical and aesthetic decisions."



"Wanda is a consummate architectural educator. As a professor at Georgia Tech, her influence was instrumental in inspiring me to pursue beyond what I considered tangibly possible. Her approach to apply theory to practice, question conventions, and value engagement with her students brought a fresh approach to an architectural education at an institution like Georgia Tech. Her leadership as a woman in our field inspired the young women, like me, to go beyond. I'm thankful for her mentorship and influence."


"Wanda was an amazing faculty member in the Architectural Design program at JMU. Her design studios in architectural foundations and comprehensive studio teaching, results and connection with the students was unmatched. She is one of the best educators I have ever had the pleasure of teaching alongside in five different universities."


Photography of exhibitions under curatorial work is by Frank Darko and Kevin Todora

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