Architecture Faculty

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Architecture Faculty

  • Rashida Ng Headshot
    Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture

    Rashida Ng, RA

    • Website:www.rngdesign.online
    • Contact: rashida.ng@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-8813
    • Room Number: Architecture 204
    • Rashida Ng is an architect and educator whose research broadly explores the measurable and experiential characteristics of materials and performative architecture. In response to the environmental mandate for more ecological means of architectural production, her work negotiates the complex interrelationships between constructed and natural systems. She has authored numerous papers on these topics and co-edited the book, Performative Materials in Architecture and Design [Intellect] in 2013.

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  • Stephen Anderson
    Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Stephen Anderson, RA, M Arch, MS, ABD

    • Contact: stephen.anderson@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-680-2328
    • Room Number: Architecture 409
    • Stephen Anderson is a licensed architect, architectural educator, researcher and PhD candidate focusing on the ethical and civic dimensions of architecture; the intersection of cities, nature and architecture, especially regarding concepts of nature and human nature and their relation to material form; and the natural tensions and potentials that arise between architectural theatricality and the practices and institutions of everyday life. His current research explores concepts of urbanity in the architectural works of Norwegian Pritzker Prize laureate, Sverre Fehn.
       

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  • Seher Erdogan Ford
    Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Architecture Foundations

    Seher Erdogan Ford, AIA

    • Website:www.effo.co
    • Contact: seher.erdogan@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-3204
    • Room Number: Architecture 206
    • Seher Erdoğan Ford is an architect whose design research and creative projects engage in sensory inquiry through the lenses of multisensory representation, architectural heritage and pedagogy, while experimenting with diverse media. Erdoğan Ford enjoys collaborating with other designers and across disciplines.

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  • Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Facilities Management

    Clifton Fordham, RA, IFMA, LEED AP

    • Website:www.cliftonfordham.com
    • Contact: clifton.fordham@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-0580
    • Room Number: Architecture 133
    • Clifton Fordham is a registered architect who teaches architectural design, building technology and project planning whose primary research area is integrated building design, building enclosures and architectural detailing with a focus on details that regulate the sun. His teaching involves fostering critical ability to recognize problems, formulate and assess solutions. Prior to teaching, he was an architect in the offices of KieranTimberlake, Rafael Vinoly, Voith & Mactavish and Gensler. 
       

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  • Sally Harrison
    Professor

    Sally Harrison, AIA

    • Website:http://tyler.temple.edu/urban-workshop-0
    • Contact: sally.harrison@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-8813
    • Room Number: Architecture 134
    • Sally Harrison is an architect, urban designer, educator and scholar whose creative work and research explore the social impacts of design in underserved communities. She is the director and co-founder of The Urban Workshop, an interdisciplinary university-based collaborative that undertakes research, design and design-build projects in neighborhoods where questions of social justice, creative expression and community building are played out in the physical environment.

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  • Gabriel Kaprielian
    Assistant Professor

    Gabriel Kaprielian

    • Contact: gabriel.kaprielian@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-7804
    • Room Number: Architecture 138
    • Gabriel Kaprielian is a designer, artist and educator whose work explores the interconnected relationship of the built and natural environment to inform more resilient and livable cities. His research and creative work are multi-scalar in approach and utilize emergent technologies in mapping, data visualization and digital making to reveal hidden, place-based narratives of the past, present and future. Through visual storytelling, fabrication and installation and interactive media, his work seeks to build knowledge, enable creative discourse and empower public participation.
       

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  • Christopher McAdams
    Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Christopher McAdams

    • Website:www.pluralarchitecture.studio
    • Contact: christopher.mcadams@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-777-9204
    • Room Number: Architecture 207
    • Christopher McAdams is an architect and technologist working with augmented and virtual reality platforms to investigate immersive and interactive spaces. He uses parametric tooling, digital fabrication and augmented reality and virtual reality to generate new opportunities in the built realm and explore unbuilt work from history.
       

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  • Pablo Meninato
    Associate Professor and Graduate Curricular Head

    Pablo Meninato, PhD

    • Website:www.pm-arch.net
    • Contact: pablo.meninato@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 610-659-9428
    • Room Number: Architecture 205
    • Pablo Meninato is an architect, architectural critic and historian whose research focuses on the conception and development of the architectural project. 

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  • Eric Oskey
    Associate Professor of Practice

    Eric Oskey, RA

    • Contact: eoskey@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 267-975-4993
    • Room Number: Architecture 409
    • Eric Oskey is a registered architect who engages the intersections between practice, research and education. As a practitioner he is partner of the award-winning firm Moto Designshop (Moto) which is recognized for well-considered and -crafted projects. Moto has won the American Institute of Architect (AIA) Philadelphia’s Emerging Architects Prize; The Great Bell Christ Church Display Competition; the Fallen Heroes Memorial Competition; the 2018 AIA Philadelphia Devine Detail Prize; the 2018 AIA Pennsylvania Bronze Medal as well as numerous others.

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  • Vojislav Ristic
    Associate Professor of Instruction

    Vojislav Ristic

    • Website:www.archstudio2227.com
    • Contact: vristic@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 139
    • Vojislav Ristic is an educator and co-principal of ArchSTUDIO2227. He is dedicated to a creative multidisciplinary practice that includes building design and research, product design and an industrial process of prefabrication and assembly. His research is focused on the correlation between structures and space and the exploration of the parallels between building and automobile design and construction.

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  • Fauzia Sadiq Garcia Picture
    Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Fauzia Sadiq Garcia, AIA LEED AP

    • Website:www.sadiqgarciadesign.com
    • Contact: fauzia.sadiqgarcia@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-777-9700
    • Room Number: Architecture 207
    • Fauzia Sadiq Garcia is a registered architect, educator and artist harnessing technological advancements to challenge traditional use of materials and construction methods while advocating for a multidisciplinary approach to design that can influence new methodologies. Her research focuses on high-performance building envelopes, evaluating the multiple facets of exterior cladding to shift beyond aesthetic functions to a more holistic approach for cladding. Her teaching focuses on architectural design and building technology.
       

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  • Robert Shuman
    Associate Professor and Program Head of Architecture

    Robert Shuman Jr., AIA LEED AP

    • Website:www.mgapartners.com
    • Contact: robert.shuman@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-4300
    • Room Number: Architecture 136
    • Robert Shuman’s practice is dedicated to the making of consequential works in real space and time, with craft and consideration both of their sustenance of essential human experience and appreciation of their impact on our common environment. He considers the architecture of both large scale buildings and small scale furniture pieces as the careful assembly of elements with fundamentally different (and often contradictory) physical, economic and experiential properties. He believes architecture owes as much to thoughtful construction as it does to intellectual explication.

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  • Kate Wingert-Playdon
    Associate Dean and Director of Architecture and Environmental Design

    Kate Wingert-Playdon

    • Contact: mwingert@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-7903
    • Room Number: Architecture 306
    • Kate Wingert-Playdon is focused on cultural identity as expressed in construction histories, buildings and sites. Her applied and scholarly research begins with the premise that a more comprehensive understanding of the cultural dimension of our built environment is realized when many voices and viewpoints are used to understand it.

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  • Andrew John Wit
    Assistant Professor

    Andrew John Wit

    • Website:andrewjohnwit.com
    • Contact: andrew.wit@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-204-2137
    • Room Number: Architecture 137
    • Andrew John Wit leads research focused around novel building systems generated through composites, emerging tools and robotic systems. He is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary research group wito*, Laboratory for Intelligent Environments; a co-editor of the books, Towards a Robotic Architecture and Recalibration: On Imprecision and Infidelity, the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)’s 2018 conference papers proceedings and project catalog.  

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  • Warren Bailey
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Warren Bailey

  • Sonja Bijelic
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Sonja Bijelic

    • Website:http://www.archstudio2227.com
    • Contact: sonja.bijelic@temple.edu
    • Sonja Bijelic is a registered architect and co-principal of ArchSTUDIO2227, a Philadelphia architectural firm. She is an award winning architect with over 20 years of experience. Before founding ArchSTUDIO2227, she worked for Philip Johnson and John Burgee in New York and Hillier in Philadelphia, where she became an associate principal. 

      Sonja gained international recognition for adapting a 1916 Chester power plant into a high-tech headquarters and received numerous awards for various projects throughout the US combining high design with historic structures. 

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  • Bill Craig
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Bill Craig, RA, CPHC®

  • Phillip M. Crosby
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Phillip M. Crosby

    • Contact: crosbyp@temple.edu
    • Phillip M. Crosby is a registered architect and the founding principal of DUAL:workshop, a research-based, multi-disciplinary design practice based in Philadelphia. He has received a Master of Science in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida. Phillip’s research and teaching focuses on postwar urbanism and contemporary architectural theory.

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    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Alfred Dragani

    • Contact: alfred.dragani@temple.edu
    • Alfred Dragani is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture teaching Design lll. His platform for studio instruction is centered around an interest in capturing the embodied potential in existing built urban fabric, infrastructure, and open spaces, as well as suburban buildings and infrastructure to provide a framework for future sustainable development and connectivity between people and places. Alfred sees the critical task at hand for educators in architecture curriculums as a program consisting of five principal disciplines.

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  • Alana Dunoff
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Alana F. Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow

    • Website:http://www.afdfacilityplanning.com
    • Contact: alana.dunoff@temple.edu
    • Alana has over 24 years’ experience as a strategic facility planner and over 13 years as an adjunct instructor and speaker.

      She is President of AFD Facility Planning, a consulting firm offering strategic facility planning services. And she currently teaches in the Facility Management program at Temple University. She is also an IFMA Qualified Instructor for the FMP credential. She is a passionate advocate for FM education and an active volunteer within IFMA.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Jason Jackson

    • Contact: tug61174@temple.edu
    • Jason Jackson is a Senior Designer at Interface Studio Architects, an award-winning design and research based firm in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, his work and curricula have reflected his dedication to integrating digital tools with architecture and graphic representation. His teaching process focuses on experimental methods of deploying parametric systems to design.

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  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Kenneth Jacobs PhD

    • Contact: jacobsk@temple.edu
    • Dr. Jacobs’ is a graduate of the Temple Architecture program and his experience includes more than thirty years of professional work in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of 18th through early 20th century American buildings. Local projects include Independence Hall and the Baptist Temple. He also teaches studio, history, and theory courses at several schools in the Philadelphia area.

       

       

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    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Matt Karp, AIA

    • Website:http://www.bcj.com/
    • Contact: matt.karp@temple.edu
    • Matt Karp is the Information and Design Technology Manager for Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Philadelphia, a licensed architect, and an active civic volunteer. His experience includes all phases of design, documentation, and construction for institutional projects with colleges, universities, and private organizations. His focus is on using technology to inform design, construction, and sustainability.

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  • Tim Kerner
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Timothy Kerner

    • Website:http://www.terra-studio.com
    • Contact: tug33224@temple.edu
    • Timothy Kerner, AIA teaches urbanism and architectural design and is principal of Terra Studio, LLC, an architecture firm in Center City Philadelphia that specializes in urban housing, public space and community planning. His academic research focuses on the relationship between architectural form, the urban environment and social history. He holds Master degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

       

       

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  • Adjunct Professor

    Mykhaylo Kulynych

    • Contact: mykhaylo.kulynych@temple.edu
    • Mykhaylo Kulynych is a Philadelphia architect with 40+ years in the profession.  He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State and his Master of Architecture from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.  Mr. Kulynych worked at several Center City architectural firms before joining H2L2 Architects/Planners in 1984.  He became a Principal in 1990.  In 2012 H2L2 joined NELSON, in which he was a Principal of H2L2, a Nelson Company.  In 2014 Mr. Kulynych incorporated as MYKUL Architecture PC.  

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  • Ben Leech
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Ben Leech

    • Contact: tug33949@temple.edu
    • Ben Leech is a historic preservationist and former Director of Advocacy (2010-2015) for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, where he authored more than two dozen successful nominations for properties added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, among other accomplishments. Prior to joining the Alliance in 2010, Leech was a preservation planner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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    Adjunct Professor

    Elizabeth Lovett Keshet, RA

    • Website:http://www.lovettkeshet.com
    • Contact: elizabeth.keshet@temple.edu
    • Elizabeth Lovett Keshet is a registered architect and design principal of the firm Lovett Keshet Studio. She received her Masters in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and her undergraduate BA in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interest in the language of geometry and the pragmatic constraints of materials and construction has led to an expertise in advanced manufacturing and building practices, particularly with regard to surface curvature. This expertise has manifested itself in both the theory and practice of architecture.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Taryn Mudge

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    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Christopher Renn

    • Contact: christopher.renn@temple.edu
    • Christopher Renn is a registered architect with over 15 years of professional experience. He currently practices at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an internationally recognized design firm known for their humane and responsive design approach.

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    Adjunct Professor

    Mary C. Rhodomoyer

    • Website:http://maryrhodomoyer.com/
    • Contact: mary.rhodomoyer@temple.edu
    • Mary C. Rhodomoyer joined the faculty of Tyler School of Art in 2004. She spent many years teaching Darkroom and Digital Photography at Tyler, and now Photography and Visual Literacy for the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at Tyler.

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  • Amy Rivera
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Amy Rivera

  • Wendy Sumida
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Wendy Sumida

    • Website:http://vialaulima.com
    • Contact: wendy.sumida@temple.edu
    • Wendy Sumida is a registered architect and co-founder of Via Laulima, an interdisciplinary design firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her architectural undergraduate studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her curiosity about life on the East Coast, coupled with the desire to become an educator, eventually brought her to Philadelphia where she obtained a Master of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Wendy has over ten years of professional experience in a wide range of commercial and residential projects.

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  • Brian Szymanik
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Brian Szymanik

  • Marianna Thomas
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Marianna M. Thomas, AIA

    • Contact: marianna.thomas@temple.edu
    • Marianna Thomas, M.Arch, AIA, has worked with existing sites throughout Philadelphia.  She honed her  understanding of historic buildings in renovations at University of Pennsylvania and other campuses, churches, rail stations, and state interpretive sites.  Developing the master plan for Washington Crossing Historic Park and working with faith congregations, she helps groups progress from disparate objectives to shared overview, from planning to prioritized implementation.  Her most satisfying projects preserve the character-defining essence of an historic building, such as Single Sisters

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  • Ximena Valle
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Ximena Valle, AIA, LEED AP

    • Contact: ximena.valle@temple.edu
    • Ximena Valle is a Philadelphia based registered architect with a diverse portfolio of work and over 10 years of professional experience. As Project Architect and Project Manager at KlingStubbins, KSS Architects, and Granum A/I, she has led a number of complex, multidisciplinary projects. Ximena received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Margaux Van Houtte

    • Contact: tug88843@temple.edu
    • A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Margaux seeks to incorporate her understanding of place and culture into her practice as an architect. She recently taught a traveling studio in Richelieu, France devoted to understanding place through a rigorous study of culinary arts and printmaking. Her research and teaching focuses on the importance of narrative in design work.

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  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Jeremy Vorhees

  • Adjunct Professor

    Jake Whitehead

    • Contact: jake.whitehead@temple.edu
    • As a designer, Jake is generally concerned with tectonic explorations in placemaking and carefully shaping the quality of light. With a personal background in handcraft, his work explores the ways in which craft lends itself to thinking about architecture as much as it does the physical making of it. His work is also shaped by the belief that architects should be responsible for not only the environmental sustainability of their work but also the ways in which buildings can sustain us spiritually and emotionally.

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  • Bud Wolf
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Bud Wolf

  • J. Brooke Harrington
    Professor Emeritus

    J. Brooke Harrington

    • Website:www.balkanarchitecture.org
    • Contact: jharring@temple.edu
    • J. Brooke Harrington combined architectural practice, research, and teaching for over thirty-five years. In his years of practice, he worked on a number of nationally and internationally recognized buildings and received a National Endowment for the Arts ‘Accomplished Professional’ fellowship that allowed him to further explore and evolve the importance of architectural details in the perception of buildings.

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  • Professor Emeritus

    Brigitte Knowles

    • Contact: bknowles@temple.edu
    • Professor Knowles’ research focuses on the study of urbanism, architectural history and most recently on the sensual and haptic aspects of architecture. She has been exploring and documenting the theoretical underpinnings of a concept that seems to have disappeared from the world of architecture, namely comfort in architecture and the notion that architecture can potentially be a curative power through the embodiment of all the senses.

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  • John Pron
    Professor Emeritus

    John James Pron

    • Website:www.johnjamespron.com
    • Contact: jpron@temple.edu
    • John James Pron retired from his teaching position in spring 2013, having taught in the Architecture Program for 37 years.    His longstanding lecture course specialization was architectural history- both Western and Non-Western traditions.  John also taught studio, mainly at the second year level, and advised thesis students, with a preferred focus on the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and contexts.  He is the recipient of his college’s Distinguished Faculty Award (1981), a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1986) and the Temple University Great Teacher Award (1996)- its high

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