Architecture Faculty

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Architecture Faculty

  • Senior 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 design and 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 Library at Temple University (2020) as a reflection of the city and campus culture and research on La Fonda in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which...

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  • Associate Professor and Program Head of Architecture
    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. He is editor of the book Constructing Building Enclosures: Architectural History, Technology and Poetics in the Postwar Era [Routledge]. Prior to teaching, he was an architect in the offices of KieranTimberlake, Rafael Vinoly, Voith & Mactavish and Gensler. 

      Fordham’s primary research area is integrated building design, building enclosures and architectural detailing with a focus on details that regulate the sun. His current...

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  • Associate Professor of Instruction
    Architecture, Honors

    Stephen Anderson, Ph.D., M.Arch, RA

    • Email: stephen.anderson@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-680-2328
    • Office: Architecture 409
    • ON LEAVE, FALL 2023

      Stephen Anderson is a licensed architect, architectural educator, and researcher 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,...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Sonja Bijelic, RA

    • Email: sonja.bijelic@temple.edu
    • Website: www.archstudio2227.com
    • Sonja Bijelic is a registered architect and principal of ArchSTUDIO2227, a Philadelphia architectural firm. She is an award-winning architect with over 25 years of experience. Before founding ArchSTUDIO2227, she worked for Philip Johnson and John Burgee in New York and Hillier Architecture in Philadelphia as an associate principal. 

      Sonja gained international recognition for adapting a 1916 Chester, Pennsylvania power plant into a high-tech headquarters and has received numerous awards for various projects throughout the United States...

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  • Professor of Practice
    Architecture

    Mauricio Bertet

    • Email: mauricio.bertet@temple.edu
    • Mauricio Bertet is a registered architect from Madrid, Spain.

      From 1994-1998, Bertet worked as a collaborating architect at the office of Rafael Moneo in Madrid, and from 1998-2001, he served as director of the Architecture and Store Planning Department at Loewe, a branch of the Louis Vuitton Group. 

      In 2001, he established his own professional firm in Madrid, dedicated to an integrative practice of architecture and urban design mainly in the public sector. He has also developed international cooperation projects in Mozambique and Morocco.  

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  • Professor
    Architecture

    Sally Harrison, AIA

    • Email: sally.harrison@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-850-4433
    • 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...

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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. His work uses parametric tooling, digital fabrication, and mixed reality systems 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 project types, from objects to offices, gardens to galleries. McAdams...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Pablo Meninato, PhD

    • Email: pablo.meninato@temple.edu
    • Phone: 610-659-9428
    • Office: Architecture 205
    • Pablo Meninato, PhD, is an architect, architectural critic, and educator whose research focuses on the principles and mechanisms that govern the architectural and urban project. A native of Argentina, Meninato has taught and practiced architecture in Philadelphia, Buenos Aires, and Monterrey, Mexico. Before joining Temple University as Associate Professor, Meninato taught at various academic institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Universidad de Monterrey, Universidad de Palermo, and Universidad de Buenos Aires. Meninato’s...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Architecture

    Taryn Mudge, PhD

    • Email: tmudge@temple.edu
    • Taryn Mudge is an architectural educator and scholar whose research focuses on design pedagogies and methods of visual research in architecture. She recently received a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, titled Thinking, Seeing, Practicing Architecture situates the thought, vision, and design approach of Alison and Peter Smithson in relation to that of Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi to reveal a shared attitude toward “the real.” Her...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Architecture

    Jeffrey S. Nesbit

    • Email: jeffrey.nesbit@temple.edu
    • Website: http://www.groundingdesignresearch.com
    • Jeffrey S. Nesbit is an architect, urbanist, and founding director of the research group Grounding Design. His experience spanning over a decade includes leading design teams for public architecture and large-scale urban projects, along with managing sponsored design research projects for city governments, local institutions, and NGOs. Nesbit’s research focuses on processes of urbanization, infrastructure, and the evolution of "technical lands." Currently, his research examines the 20th-century...

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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). 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 and the 2019 AIA Philadelphia Silver Medal, as well as numerous others. Additionally, in 2018 he was individually awarded a prize as...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Architecture

    Jeff Richards, RA

    • Jeff Richards is a registered architect whose work explores the potential of architectonic components such as material, structure and building envelope to both reinforce and transform conceptual approach. His teaching and practice examine the relationship between building performance and human experience for the purpose of grounding a building in the identity of its particular people and place, engendering connection and fellowship in an ever-divisive world and envisioning responsible techniques of sustainability that are not only serviceable but emblematic.

      Richards’s...

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  • Associate Professor, Curriculum Coordinator of Facilities Management and Architecture Majors
    Architecture

    Fauzia Sadiq Garcia, RA, LEED AP, IFMA

    • Email: fauzia.sadiqgarcia@temple.edu
    • Phone: (215) 204-3816
    • Office: Architecture 132
    • Website: www.sadiqgarciadesign.com
    • Fauzia Sadiq Garcia is an Associate Professor of Instruction at Temple University and Curriculum Coordinator of Facilities Management & Architecture Majors. She is a registered architect, educator and artist harnessing technological advancements to challenge traditional use of materials and construction methods. Her current research is centered on environmental justice issues surrounding heavy industrial sites. She has taught architecture studios focused on resilience during extreme heat and drought climate conditions, and studios centered on communities affected by oil...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Robert Shuman Jr., AIA LEED AP

    • Email: robert.shuman@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-4300
    • Office: Architecture 136
    • Website: www.mgapartners.com
    • ON LEAVE, FALL 2024

      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...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Ulysses Sean Vance

    • Email: ulysses.vance@temple.edu
    • Phone: Architecture 132
    • Website: www.uvxyzi.com
    • My research in architecture is directed by accessibility in buildings and involves designing interventions for the health and well-being of underserved communities. It is research founded on inclusive decision-making in the planning and programming of institutional space and has primarily focused on differences in accommodating adolescent and geriatric health services, including medical, hygienic, physically active, respitive, and nutritionally-oriented interventions. Active projects have addressed the complexity of resolving health disparities in urban environments by examining the extent...

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  • Associate Professor of Instruction
    Architecture

    Jeremy Voorhees

    • Email: voorhj@temple.edu
    • Office: ARCH 207
    • Jeremy Voorhees is a designer and researcher focusing on the political and cultural dimensions of architectural design.  Primarily concerned with cities, his work explores the role that architecture and architects play in shaping communities through moments of public engagement. Block parties, markets, and festivals serve as events that illustrate the complex relationship between public spaces and urban life. 

      His current work...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Na Wei, RA, LEED AP

    • Email: na.wei@temple.edu
    • Na Wei is the Founding Principal of WEI architects (aka Elevation Workshop), a design firm originally founded in New York and currently based in Beijing since 2009.

      The idea of the genius loci is very particular in Wei’s work. She professes a keen interest in developing sympathetic, place-based architecture. With her exquisite perception, Wei’s thoughtful designs blend art, architecture, and interior. Standing for Emotive Architecture, Wei derives concepts from emotions in order to create an atmosphere-driven synergy that highlights the interaction between...

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  • Associate Professor
    Architecture

    Andrew John Wit

    • Email: andrew.wit@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-2137
    • Office: Architecture 137
    • Website: www.wit-o.us
    • Andrew John Wit leads research focused on novel building systems generated through composites, emerging tools and robotics. He is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary research group wito*, Laboratory for Intelligent Environments; co-author of the book I, Nobot, 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 has been a two-time elected member of...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    William Bourke

    • Email: william.oneil.bourke@temple.edu
    • William Bourke is an architectural designer and educator whose research looks at Urban Church Adaptive Reuse and the impact cultural institutions have on cities and their communities. Through explorations focused on history, design and cultural heritage, his work looks to promote deeper thinking and create more meaningful connections between the existing fabric and new architecture interventions.

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

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Phillip M. Crosby

    • Email: crosbyp@temple.edu
    • Website: www.dual-workshop.net
    • Phillip M. Crosby is 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 2020 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 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 Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Dan Garofalo, AIA

    • Email: tuo28153@temple.edu
    • Dan Garofalo, AIA is an architect, urbanist and sustainability professional and principal at Dan Garofalo, Architect. His professional career includes both architecture and urban design and more than 20 years as a sustainability director and university architect in higher education. He currently serves as the vice chair of Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee.

      Master of Government Administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
      MArch, University of Pennsylvania
      BS Arch, University of Virginia

  • 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 Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Christina Marconi, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    • Email: christina.marconi@temple.edu
    • Website: www.bernardon.com
    • Christina Marconi is a licensed architect who's professional experience includes managing large-scale mixed-use projects in the higher education, commercial and multifamily markets. Her academic interests—technology and project management—echo her working philosophy founded on an integrated design approach and technical execution.      

      MArch, University of Pennsylvania  
      BA in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Kevin Moran

    • Email: tuj70012@temple.edu
    • Kevin Moran is a Senior Manager with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he supports sustainable and thriving communities throughout the Philadelphia region. He has an extensive nonprofit management and economic development background, having previously served as executive director for the Northern Liberties BID and Fairmount CDC.

      MA, Villanova University
      BS, Villanova University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Allen Pierce

    • Email: allen.pierce@temple.edu
    • Website: www.heima.studio
    • Allen Pierce is the principal of Heima, an architecture and design practice focused on small, high-craft projects that seek depth of experience through the careful tuning of material in time. A co-founder of the “ideas workshop” Gnomon, Allen is engaged in research on Open Building, writing on sociologists Ivan Illich and Richard Sennett alongside the work of Team 10, John Habraken and their ideological descendants.

      MArch, Georgia Institute of Technology
      BA, Rhodes College

  • 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 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 Professor
    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Ian Smith

    • Email: Ian.smith@is-dg.com
    • Website: www.is-dg.com
    • Ian Smith is the founding principal of IS-DG, an award winning full service design architecture firm in Philadelphia where he continues to grow emerging professionals. One of his core missions believes that much of who we are as people comes from the stories we have been told as well as the ones within which we participate. We work to identify the intertwined emotional narratives upon which we depend. This allows us to have a sensitivity to the many challenges that may influence the outcome of the project. 

      MArch, Yale University
      BArch, Rhode Island School of Design
      BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

       

  • 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 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

  • 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 Emerita
    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