Reiter has played numerous roles: community leader, academic administrator, faculty member, architect, urban designer, and public artist. He has established a track record of highly effective partnerships with public office holders, the business community, non-profit groups, professional organizations, developers, and universities. Central to his work has been the construction of mutually-beneficial relationships between the institutions he has led and the cities in which they are located. Reiter is particularly interested in the economics, culture, and sustainability elements of metro areas and the engagement of top tier colleges and universities embedded within them.
Reiter was a key player in the creation of the award-winning ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus. He is the past President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the former Dean of the College of Design at ASU, and a long-time faculty member at MIT. He is the recipient of the Arizona Architect’s medal and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is presently a national Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and chair of ULI’s University Development and Innovation Council.