Architect of many U buildings resigns

University administrator Linda McCracken-Hunt will soon collaborate with her husband at both home and work.
McCracken-Hunt resigned Thursday from her position as University Architect in Facilities Management. A University employee for 13 years, she will now join her husband, Thomas, as partner of his architectural firm.
McCracken-Hunt said her resignation was based on a need for change in her career. “I’ve been at the University for a long time in a variety of roles,” she said. “I’m looking forward to being on the other side of things again — being the architect.”
Eric Kruse, associate vice-president of Facilities Management, says McCracken-Hunt’s resignation is a huge loss. “There’s a big hole that we have to fill, and we are going to need to find somebody with the skills and abilities to represent the University appropriately, as Linda has,” Kruse said.
McCracken-Hunt came to the University as a senior project manager of Facilities Management, then called Physical Planning. She also served as assistant director of the engineering and architectural group within Physical Planning.
Her projects have included design assistance for the newly opened Carlson School of Management and the Architecture Building. She has given design direction to architectural projects on the Morris, Crookston and Duluth campuses.
–Becca Teale