Architecture Faculty

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Architecture Faculty

  • Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture and Environmental Design
    Architecture, Facilities Management, Historic Preservation

    Rashida Ng, RA

    • Email: rashida.ng@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-3816
    • Office: Architecture 204
    • Website: www.rngdesign.online
    • 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. Most recently, she has been engaged in an interdisciplinary research and design project...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Architecture, Honors

    Stephen Anderson, RA, M Arch, MS, ABD

    • Email: stephen.anderson@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-680-2328
    • Office: 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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  • Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Architecture Foundations
    Architecture

    Seher Erdogan Ford, RA

    • Email: seher.erdogan@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-3204
    • Office: Architecture 206
    • Website: www.effo.co
    • 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.

      Erdoğan Ford’s research has been published in the Journal of Architectural Education and supported by the American Institute of Architects New York Center for Architecture’s Arnold W. Brunner Grant. She previously taught at Kadir Has University in Istanbul and held...

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  • Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Facilities Management
    Architecture, Facilities Management

    Clifton Fordham, RA, IFMA, LEED AP

    • Email: clifton.fordham@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-0580
    • Office: Architecture 133
    • Website: www.cliftonfordham.com
    • 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. 
       
      Fordham’s current research centers on a historical study of modernist...

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  • Professor
    Architecture

    Sally Harrison, AIA

    • Email: sally.harrison@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-8813
    • Office: Architecture 134
    • Website: http://tyler.temple.edu/urban-workshop-0
    • 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. In her teaching, Harrison seeks to engage students in the complex mosaic of urban places, offering both experiential and...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Architecture

    Gabriel Kaprielian

    • Email: gabriel.kaprielian@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-7804
    • Office: 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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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Architecture

    Christopher McAdams

    • Email: christopher.mcadams@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9204
    • Office: Architecture 207
    • Website: www.pluralarchitecture.studio
    • 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.
       
      In 2017, McAdams founded Plural—a research-based practice, investigating the integration of emerging technologies and their architectural applications. His work spans a wide range of projects types, from objects to offices, gardens to...

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  • Associate Professor and Graduate Curricular Head
    Architecture

    Pablo Meninato, PhD

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

      He is the author of the book, Unexpected Affinities, where he proposes a historical reassessment of the concept of architectural type and its impact in the design process. In the final portion, the book examines the affinities between the tactics of the readymade, as conceived by the artist Marcel Duchamp, and typological displacement, a question that introduces a reassessment of the correspondences between...

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  • Associate Professor of Practice
    Architecture

    Eric Oskey, RA

    • Email: eoskey@temple.edu
    • Phone: 267-975-4993
    • Office: 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. Additionally, in 2018 he was individually...

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  • Associate Professor of Instruction
    Architecture

    Vojislav Ristic

    • Email: vristic@temple.edu
    • Office: Architecture Building 139
    • Website: www.archstudio2227.com
    • 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.

      Prior to teaching at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, he taught at the New Jersey School of Architecture and the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the projects he...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Architecture

    Fauzia Sadiq Garcia, RA, LEED AP

    • Email: fauzia.sadiqgarcia@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9700
    • Office: Architecture 207
    • Website: www.sadiqgarciadesign.com
    • 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.
       
      Fauzia is principal at Sadiq Garcia Design,...

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  • Associate Professor and Program Head of Architecture
    Architecture

    Robert Shuman Jr., AIA LEED AP

    • Email: robert.shuman@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-4300
    • Office: Architecture 136
    • Website: www.mgapartners.com
    • 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. This perspective...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Ulysses Sean Vance

    • Email: ulysses.vance@temple.edu
    • Phone: Architecture 132
    • Website: www.uvxyzi.com
    • Ulysses Sean Vance is a registered architect and educator working on the implementation of inclusive design and the architectural characteristics of health equity in domestic and institutional settings. He is co-founder of UVXYZI—a design firm dedicated to visualizing the protocols that service inclusive design agendas and communicating the differences in human capacity. His work engages the Triple Aim mandate in healthcare for improving the patient and caregiver experience. 

      He has co-authored research and academic papers through North Carolina State University’s College of...

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  • Associate Dean and Director of Architecture and Environmental Design
    Architecture, Historic Preservation

    Kate Wingert-Playdon

    • Email: mwingert@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-7903
    • Office: 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. Her projects focus on architecture that is transformative, including a book on the Snøhetta designed Charles Temple Library as a reflection of the city and campus culture and research on La Fonda, which focuses on how the surrounding landscape and cultural...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Architecture

    Andrew John Wit

    • Email: andrew.wit@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-2137
    • Office: Architecture 137
    • Website: andrewjohnwit.com
    • 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.  

      Wit is an elected member of ACADIA’s board of directors, where he chaired the...

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  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Warren Bailey

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Architecture
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Sonja Bijelic

    • Email: sonja.bijelic@temple.edu
    • Website: www.archstudio2227.com
    • Sonja Bijelic is co-principal of ArchSTUDIO2227, which explores innovative solutions for Philadelphia’s vacant lots, increasing community value in the existing urban context with new energy efficient-sustainable modern design. She gained international recognition for adapting a 100-year-old power plant in Chester, Pennsylvania, into a technologically innovative office space.

      Graduate Architecture Engineering degree, University of Belgrade
      MArch, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Bill Craig, RA, CPHC

    • Email: bill.craig@temple.edu
    • Website: www.mershondesign.com
    • Bill Craig is Principal at Mershon Design, a Philadelphia architecture firm that focuses on environmentally responsive residential and small non-residential construction and renovation projects. Bill is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program and involved with several regional environmental advocacy organizations.

      MArch, Rice University
      BA, Skidmore College

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Phillip M. Crosby

    • Email: crosbyp@temple.edu
    • Website: www.dual-workshop.net
    • Phillip M. Crosby is a the founding principal at DUAL:workshop—an award-winning, research-based interdisciplinary design practice that focuses on both large-scaled urban design frameworks and small-scaled tactical urbanist interventions. He is also the co-author of the forthcoming book Library as Stoa: Public Space and Academic Mission in Snøhetta’s Charles Library, which examines the role of the academic library in relation to both the campus and the city.

      MS, University of Pennsylvania
      MArch, Georgia Institute of Technology
      BDes, University of Florida

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Alfred Dragani

    • Email: alfred.dragani@temple.edu
    • Website: www.dmas-architects.com
    • Alfred Dragani is a founding principal of Dragani Martone Studio | dMAS, a Philadelphia-based architecture, planning and interior design studio focused on sustainable and innovative design strategies for the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. The studio has developed a body of project-based research designed to leverage the embodied potential in existing buildings, infrastructure and open spaces to provide a framework for future sustainable development and connectivity between people and places.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BSArch, Catholic University of America

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Alana F. Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow

    • Email: alana.dunoff@temple.edu
    • Website: www.afdfacilityplanning.com
    • Alana F. Dunoff, ProFM, FMP, IFMA Fellow, is a strategic facility planning consultant and facilities management professional with more than 28 years of field experience. She is passionate about Facilities Management education and teaching emerging leaders in the industry.

      MS, Cornell University
      BS, Boston University

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Jason Jackson

    • Email: tug61174@temple.edu
    • Jason Jackson is a senior designer at Interface Studio Architects, an award-winning design and research based firm. Through digital tools and experimental methods of deploying parametric systems to design, he takes a radically pragmatic approach to problem solving.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BS, University of Colorado

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Ken Jacobs, PhD

    • Email: jacobsk@temple.edu
    • Ken Jacobs has more than 30 years of progressive professional experience in historic preservation, project-based research, architectural work and construction administratio. He is interested in the adaptive reuse of 18th- through early 20th-century American buildings in rural, suburban and urban environments.

      PhD, University of Pennsylvania
      MA, University of Pennsylvania
      BArch, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BSEd, Temple University

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Matt Karp, AIA

    • Email: matt.karp@temple.edu
    • Website: www.bcj.com
    • A licensed architect and an active civic volunteer, Matt Karp focuses on using technology to inform design, construction and sustainability. His experience includes all phases of design, documentation and construction for institutional projects with colleges, universities and private organizations.

      MArch, Washington University in St. Louis
      BArch, Miami University

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Timothy Kerner, AIA

    • Email: tug33224@temple.edu
    • Website: www.terra-studio.com
    • Timothy Kerner is the principal of Terra Studio, LLC, an architecture firm in Center City Philadelphia that focuses on residential and educational architecture and community planning. His research focuses on the relationship between architectural form, the urban environment and social history.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      MCP, University of Pennsylvania
      BA, University of Pennsylvania

  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Mykhaylo Kulynych

    • Email: mykhaylo.kulynych@temple.edu
    • Mykhaylo Kulynych is the Director of Professional Outreach at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. A passionate advocate for design excellence and relationship building, Kulynych focuses on brand positioning, marketing strategies, business and client development, messaging, networking and interpersonal and team-coordination skills.

      MArch, Washington University in St. Louis
      BArch, Pennsylvania State University

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Ben Leech

    • Email: 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.

      MS, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
      BA, Reed College

  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Elizabeth Lovett Keshet, RA

    • Email: elizabeth.keshet@temple.edu
    • Website: www.lovettkeshet.com
    • Elizabeth Lovett Keshet is the design principal of Lovett Keshet Studio, a practice that creates new forms with innovative construction methods to achieve unique concepts. 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 surface curvature.

      MArch, Harvard University 
      BArch, University of Pennsylvania

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Taryn Mudge

  • Architecture and Environmental Design

    Matthew Price

    • Email: matthew.price@temple.edu
    • Matthew Price’s passion for design is only eclipsed by his desire to use design to promote positive social growth. He is currently a staff architect at KCBA Architects, a full service architectural firm that specializes in the educational, senior living, religious, community and corporate realms.

      MArch, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BArch, The Catholic University of America

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Christopher Renn

    • Email: christopher.renn@temple.edu
    • Christopher Renn is an Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an internationally recognized design firm known for their humane and responsive design approach. With more than 15 years of professional experience, he has helped lead award-winning projects in a wide range of scales and circumstances.

      MArch, Pennsylvania State University
      BArch, Pennsylvania State University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Mary C. Rhodomoyer

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Amy Rivera

    • Email: amy.rivera@temple.edu
    • Amy Rivera is the owner of the structural engineering consulting firm, Rivera Structural Design, LLC. She is an appointed member on the Board of Building Standards for Philadelphia's Department of Licenses & Inspection.

      MS, Drexel University
      BS, Drexel University

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Wendy Sumida

    • Email: wendy.sumida@temple.edu
    • Website: www.vialaulima.com
    • Wendy Sumida is a registered architect and co-founder of Via Laulima, a Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary design firm. Her academic and working philosophy is founded on integrated design thinking, which emphasizes the importance of process through collaborative engagement and diversified inquiry to produce transformative solutions through the medium of product and space.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BArch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Brian Szymanik

    • Email: szymanik@temple.edu
    • Website: www.studio6mm.com
    • Brian Szymanik is a practicing architect and principal of Studio 6mm, a design, research and fabrication studio in based in Philadelphia. His teaching and research interests consider materiality and its effects, community building and social justice, the impact of architecture on marginalized communities and the performance of constructed environments at multiple scales.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BArch, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Marianna M. Thomas, AIA

    • Email: marianna.thomas@temple.edu
    • Website: www.MTArchitects.net
    • Marianna Thomas, founder/principal of Marianna Thomas Architects, sees every project as both place-making and storyline in which occupancy by new users is a chapter. Her teaching connects aspirational UNESCO guidelines and patterns of everyday environments with the many dimensions of cultural heritage, including geography, climate, economic history, power relationships, beliefs, literature and arts.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BA, Oberlin College

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Ximena Valle, AIA, LEED AP

    • Email: ximena.valle@temple.edu
    • Website: www.xvadesign.com
    • Ximena Valle is founder and Principal of FIFTEEN, an architecture and design practice focused on innovation through collaboration, smart partnerships and new processes. As a former Kress Fellow, she served as director of architectural studies for the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, a multidisciplinary investigation researching, protecting and documenting the Sanctuary of Zeus in Greece.

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BArch, University of Florida

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Margaux Van Houtte

    • Email: tug88843@temple.edu
    • Website: www.legout2019.squarespace.com
    • Margaux Van Houtte is an architect and educator whose work explores narrative and place. She is interested in understanding dwelling as a means of achieving a space that delights the senses, engages the soul and memory, actively involves and empowers.

      MArch, Rhode Island School of Design
      BAS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Jeremy Vorhees

  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Jake Whitehead

    • Email: jake.whitehead@temple.edu
    • As a Philadelphia-based designer for Coscia Moos Architecture, Jake’s professional work focuses primarily on residential and mixed-use projects. His designs are shaped by a personal background in handcraft and a belief that architects should be responsible for not only the environmental sustainability of their work but also the ways buildings sustain us emotionally and spiritually.

      MArch, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BSArch, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Bud Wolf

  • Professor Emeritus
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    J. Brooke Harrington

    • Email: jharring@temple.edu
    • Website: www.balkanarchitecture.org
    • 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. He has co-authored numerous papers and exhibitions on Balkan traditional architecture.

       

  • Professor Emeritus
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Brigitte Knowles

    • Email: 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. The architectural work within her atelier, BJC/Knowles, has been primarily focused on buildings that serve children with either physical or mental disabilities. The work of the atelier has been published internationally.

  • Professor Emeritus
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    John James Pron

    • Email: jpron@temple.edu
    • Website: www.johnjamespron.com
    • John James Pron retired from his teaching position in spring 2013, having taught in the Architecture Program for 37 years. A member of the AIA, he is a registered practicing architect in Pennsylvania and currently serves as Director of Architecture and Design for Hospitality Design Group, Inc., Architects of Chalfont, PA—a firm that specializes in, among many things, the renovation of older buildings of historic character, both urban landmarks and small country inns.  He also serves as a consultant advising privately owned hotels seeking franchise conversions to Hilton/Doubletree and Crown Plaza branding. 

      MArch and BA, University of Pennsylvania