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Pusey Names Sert to Assist In Planning

GSD Dean to Help Plan New Buildings


Jose Luis Sert, Dean of the School of Design, will serve as consultant on the University's problems of planning, development and design, President Pusey announced yesterday.

President of the International Congress for Modern Architecture since 1917, Sert is internationally known as a professional city planner and architect.

In his capacity as consultant, Sert will advise the Administration in the technical aspects of long-range planning and will take an active part in consideration of problems of architectural design.

Commenting on his job, Sert said yesterday that he would coordinate the design of new structures and added that "there certainly is a lot to coordinate."

He explained that he would work on a comprehensive plan to serve as a frame of reference for University development. Sert emphasized, however, that the plan would not be rigid, but only a flexible guide.

A South American by birth. Sert came to the United States in 1939. He has had extensive experience in long-range planning, having designed the master plans for the cities of Lima, Peru; Medellin, Cali, and Bogota, Colombia.

He has also planned two new communities in the Orinoco Valley of Venezuela for U.S. Steel, and is now working on a master plan for Havana and the new Presidential Palace in that city.

Sert recently completed plans for the new United States Embassy buildings in Baghdad, Iraq.

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