Architecture Faculty

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Architecture Faculty

  • Stephen Anderson
    Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Stephen Anderson, RA, M Arch, MS, ABD

    • Contact: stephen.anderson@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 409
    • Stephen Anderson is a licensed architect, educator, and Ph.D. candidate in Philadelphia. He has taught architecture and devised curricula at all levels for several academic institutions, most recently as professor of history, theory, and studio courses at Temple University and as instructor of master’s studios and graduate seminars at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 joined Hillier in 1992, later becoming 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 US combining high design with historic structures.

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  • Howard Brunner
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Howard Brunner Jr.

    • Howard Brunner joined the faculty of Temple University, Architecture Program in 1984. Initially teaching 2-D Design, and more recently the course entitled Photography and Visual Literacy. He holds degrees in Graphic Design (BFA, Philadelphia College of Art, 1971), and Photography (MFA, University of Delaware, 1984). He worked as a graphic designer at Murphy, Levy, Wurman, Architects and as a freelance photographer specializing in documentary and architectural photography.  An actively exhibiting artist photographer, Mr.

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  • Daryl Carrington
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Daryl Carrington

    • Contact: daryl.carrington@temple.edu
    • K. Daryl Carrington, PhD, RA, LEED AP, is an architect, educator and researcher.  Dr. Carrington has designed buildings on both coasts and in several foreign countries.  Recent high density, urban residential projects in the Washington DC/Baltimore area have received LEED Gold certification and local awards.  Dr. Carrington’s teaches a General Education course called the ‘Science of Sustainable Design’, and a course in the profession architecture curriculum entitled ‘Sustainable Architecture’.  Dr.

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  • Mary Carroll-Coelho
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Mary Carroll-Coelho

  • Kimberly Connerton
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Kimberly Connerton

    • Contact: kimberly.connerton@temple.edu
    • Kim Connerton, PhD is an artist, art historian and writer. Kim teaches across the disciplines of Art, Architecture, and Design. She has taught at Pratt Institute, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, College of Fine Arts/UNSW, Sydney.

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  • 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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  • Andrew Dahlgren
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Andrew Dahlgren

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Ryan Drummond

  • 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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  • Seher Erdogan Ford
    Assistant Professor

    Seher Erdogan Ford, AIA

    • Website:www.effo.co
    • Contact: seher.erdogan@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 138
    • Seher Erdoğan Ford is an architect and the co-founder of EFFO, a design and research practice based in Philadelphia and Istanbul. Seher received her BA in Architecture and MArch degrees at Yale University where she was the recipient of the Moulton Andrus Award and selected as the co-editor of Perspecta 43, entitled "Taboo." Her research focuses on the material history of architecture as seen through the lens of cultural heritage and expressed via the representational strategies using new media technologies.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Jim Faircloth

    • Contact: jhfaircloth@temple.edu
    • Jim is a registered architect with more than 15 years of professional experience. With a broad range of experience and specializing in design-build, he continues a private practice, providing design services to both residential and commercial clients.

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  • Assistant Professor

    Clifton Fordham, RA, IFMA, LEED AP

    • Website:www.cliftonfordham.com
    • Contact: clifton.fordham@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 133
    • Clifton Fordham is a registered architect and principal of Clifton Fordham Architect based in Philadelphia.  He has led projects for internationally recognized architectural firms including KieranTimberlake Associates, Voith & MacTavish Architects, Rafael Vinoly Architects, and Gensler.  His project experience includes the Penn Law School Lecture Hall Renovation, the Smilow Research Center Tower at the University of Pennsylvania, and the D’Angelo University Center at St. John’s University.

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  • Efrie Friedlander
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Efrie Friedlander

    • Contact: efrie@temple.edu
    • Efrie Friedlander is a registered architect who explores topics related to materiality, Life Cycle Analysis, digital technologies, and environmental systems. She works with design teams at KieranTimberlake to translate data-driven research into architectural design. Efrie’s research focuses on using her experience with computer programming and digital analysis methods to integrate novel digital and analog analysis practices with traditional practices in Architecture and Ecology.

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  • 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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  • Sally Harrison
    Associate Professor

    Sally Harrison, AIA

    • Contact: sally.harrison@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 134
    • Sally Harrison is a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania and has professional and teaching expertise in social impact design, sustainable urban design, and urban history/theory. She serves as head of the Master of Architecture Program and is the leader and co-founder of The Urban Workshop, an interdisciplinary university-based collaborative undertaking community-centered research, design and design-build projects in local neighborhoods. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Communities.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Andrew Hart

    • Website:http://instagram.com/inexarc
    • Contact: andrew.hart@temple.edu
    • Andrew Hart specializes in linking the various modes and methods of architectural practice and communication. He teaches courses in community instigated design in conjunction with history, drawing, and visualization. Andrew received his MArch II from Cornell University College of Architecture Art and Planning where he focused on innovative and unusual practices of architecture. His current work focuses on design opportunities in rust-belt communities in Philadelphia, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Spain.

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  • Peter Hecht
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Peter R. Hecht

    • Contact: phecht@temple.edu
    • Peter Hecht, PhD, an environmental psychologist, has over three decades of experience in wayfinding and behavior in public settings. His work includes educational, healthcare, transportation, cultural facilities and urban downtowns.

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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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  • Gabriel Kaprielian
    Assistant Professor

    Gabriel Kaprielian

    • Contact: gabriel.kaprielian@temple.edu
    • Gabriel Kaprielian is a designer, urbanist, and artist. With degrees in both architecture and city planning, his creative work and research are multi-scalar in approach and explore the intersections between resilient cities, sustainable design, emergent technologies, and digital fabrication. His professional experience includes traditional architecture practice with award-winning firms, social focused architecture as a Design Fellow at Architecture for Humanity, urban design in the public sector, and as an Artist-in-Resident at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco.

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  • Matt Karp
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Matt Karp, RA

    • Contact: matt.karp@temple.edu
    • Matt Karp is an Associate at MGA Partners in Philadelphia, a licensed architect, and an active civic volunteer. He works on 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 is principal of Terra Studio LLC, an architecture and urban design firm in Center City Philadelphia. His design work includes residential, commercial and institutional projects for private and public clients, including the National Park Service, the Curtis Institute of Music and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. His research focuses on the relationship between architectural form, social history and the urban environment. He holds Master degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Tom Kirk
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Tom Kirk

    • Website:http://www.bcj.com
    • Contact: tug33149@temple.edu
    • Mr. Kirk is an Associate Principal at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects where he focuses on the planning and design of carefully crafted projects that draw upon the elegant expression of structure and the strong connection between site and building.

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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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  • Adjunct Professor

    Mykhaylo Kulynych

    • Contact: mykhaylo.kulynych@temple.edu
    • Mykhaylo Kulynych is a Philadelphia architect who has served in the profession for over 40 years.  He worked at several Center City architectural firms before joining H2L2 Architects/Planners in 1984 and becoming a Principal in 1990. In 2012, following the merger of H2L2 and Nelson, he became Managing Principal of H2L2, a Nelson Company.  In 2014 Mr. Kulynych incorporated as MYKUL Architecture PC. 

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  • Sophia Lee
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Sophia Lee

    • Contact: sophia.lee@temple.edu
    • Sophia Lee works professionally at SCHRADERGROUP architecture in Philadelphia, a full-service firm that specializes in K-12 schools and public safety facility design. She has taught second and third year undergraduates at Philadelphia University, and she regularly reviews for design studios at U Penn and PhilaU. Sophia is involved in the local design community through Philly Girls Do Good! - a platform created by Locus Partners that celebrates women designers shaping Philadelphia.

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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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  • Snezana Litinovic
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Snežana Litvinović

    • Contact: slitvinovic@temple.edu
    • Snežana Litvinović is a licensed architect, currently practicing in Philadelphia with focus on residential development projects in the city. In the past, her work has mostly related to the typologies of healthcare and education. She graduated from the University of Belgrade with a professional degree in architecture and has taught on occasion at the University of Belgrade, Penn State and Temple. Snežana’s core interest through her work has been human experience as a defining factor in the formulation of the built environment.

       

       

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  • Christopher McAdams
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Christopher McAdams

    • Website:http://www.DIGSAU.com
    • Contact: christopher.mcadams@temple.edu
    • Christopher McAdams is a project designer at DIGSAU and founding researcher at Pluralist, a design laboratory based in Philadelphia. Specializing in digital design, fabrication and visualization, his work explores the hybridization of digital and physical realms, seeking new opportunities for architectural design. With a portfolio of work that spans from small apartments to large office buildings, gardens to galleries, Chris believes in the power of design to transform the urban fabric.

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  • Pablo Meninato
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Pablo Meninato, PhD

    • Website:http://www.pm-arch.net
    • Contact: pablo.meninato@temple.edu
    • Pablo Meninato received in 2015 his Ph.D. in Theory of Architecture at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre. He previously obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Diploma of Architect from the Universidad de Belgrano at Buenos Aires. Meninato has taught and lectured at various universities, such as the Universidad of Buenos Aires, the Universidad de Monterrey, the University of Pennsylvania, and he is currently teaching at Philadelphia University and Temple University.

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  • Henry Moll
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Henry Moll III

    • Website:http://henrymoll.com
    • Contact: henry.moll@temple.edu
    • As a designer, Henry is interested in utilizing landscapes' potential to shape our daily experience. He is an advocate for the use of technology in the design process, acting as a tool for making and analyzing our complex environments. In his current position at LAND COLLECTIVE, he is a project manager for projects at multiple typologies and scales, and additionally, is a studio resource for technology, parametric design, and visual communications.

      His professional experience spans multiple foci, including landscape, architecture, visualization, and academia.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Taryn Mudge

  • Rashida Ng
    Associate Professor and Department Chair

    Rashida Ng, R.A.

    • Contact: rashida.ng@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 204
    • Professor Ng’s research and creative activities broadly explore the potential for sustainable 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, published by Intellect in 2013.

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  • Eric Oskey
    Associate Professor of Instruction

    Eric Oskey, RA

    • Contact: eoskey@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 132
    • Eric Oskey is a Philadelphia based registered architect and a partner of the award-winning firm Moto Designshop, he is also an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Architecture Department at The Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He received his Masters in Architecture from Cornell University and undergraduate from Drexel University. He has over twenty years of professional experience. His teaching and research involves foundations in beginning design, the observation of the urban condition and its temporal transition and ecology and sustainability.

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  • Dennis Playdon
    Adjunct Professor

    Dennis Playdon

    • Contact: dplaydon@temple.edu
    • Dennis Playdon‘s teaching experience includes courses at graduate and undergraduate levels at universities in architecture, landscape architecture, architectural preservation, in South Africa, Europe and the United States. He currently divides his time between teaching, research and practice. His degrees in architecture are B.Arch University of Cape Town 1967, M. Arch. Harvard University 1969.

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  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Ellen Prantl

    • Contact: ellen.prantl@temple.edu
    • Ellen S. Prantl, architect has extensive exposure in all aspects of architecture, interior design, and building construction, from programming, and design through construction administration. Projects have included exterior and interior architecture, and have covered the extent of small to large projects, which have included, research laboratories, healthcare, offices, residential, manufacturing and garages.

      Ellen’s clients include, but are not limited to University of Pennsylvania Hospital and University; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Merck; BMW; Aramco, US Army.

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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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  • Christopher Renn
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Christopher Renn

    • Contact: christopher.renn@temple.edu
    • Christopher Renn is a licensed practicing architect at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an internationally recognized design firm known for their humane and responsive design approach. He has helped lead award-winning projects of varying scales and circumstances from conception through finished construction, including the LEED Gold adaptive reuse of Philadelphia’s Main Post Office, the elegant Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion for Hermann Park in Houston, and a sensitive new main entry for The University Club, a nationally registered historic landmark in New York City. Christopher received his B.

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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, located in Philadelphia. The office 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 & space and exploration of the parallels between building and automobile design & construction.

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  • Amy Rivera
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Amy Rivera

  • Fauzia Sadiq Garcia

    Fauzia Sadiq Garcia, AIA LEED AP

    • Fauzia Sadiq Garcia is a registered architect and an associate at Voith & Mactavish Architects. As an architect Fauzia has focused on bringing a high level of design knowledge and critique

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  • Robert Shuman
    Associate Professor

    Robert Shuman Jr., AIA LEED AP

    • Website:www.mgapartners.com
    • Contact: robert.shuman@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 136
    • Robert Shuman is a principal at MGA Partners, Architects, the successor to Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, Philadelphia, whose body of work includes significant buildings for the federal courts, colleges and universities, and other private institutions.

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  • Zac Stevenson
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Zac Stevenson

    • Contact: zachary.stevenson@temple.edu
    • Zac developed an interest in architecture after extensive experience in retail customer service and product development. He holds Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture degree from Temple University where his thesis explored the role of a University Library in the developing digital campus. While at Temple, Zac interned for the University Architect. He is currently an adjunct faculty in the Architecture department.

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  • 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

    • Website:http://www.MTArchitects.net
    • 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.

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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

    Marguax 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

  • Kate Wingert-Playdon
    Associate Dean and Professor, Division of Architecture and Environmental Design

    Kate Wingert-Playdon

    • Contact: mwingert@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 306
    • Kate Wingert-Playdon is Associate Dean of the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Professor of the Architecture Department. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in architecture and preservation. Her research and design work is focused on cultural landscapes. The work addresses the overlaps of architecture, site, and settlement, focused on the underlying cultural manifestation of places and the particularity of sites. He most recent work addresses a number of sites and includes research on the Philadelphia plan and the architecture of the American Southwest.

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  • Andrew John Wit
    Assistant Professor

    Andrew John Wit

    • Website:andrewjohnwit.com
    • Contact: andrew.wit@temple.edu
    • Room Number: Architecture Building 137
    • Professor Wit is a designer and researcher operating on the fringe of design, technology and robotics. His projects and research on environmentally adaptive/intelligent building design processes and systems has been widely disseminated in both academic conferences and professional magazines and galleries. In addition, Andrew has practiced internationally at offices such as Tsushima Design Studio, Atelier Bow Wow and Toyo Ito Associates in Tokyo, Japan.

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  • Bud Wolf
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Bud Wolf