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Faculty

Vera Adams

Adjunct Associate Professor

Leonard Bachman

Professor

Registered Architect
Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Areas of expertise: Energy Use in Buildings, Lighting, Acoustics, LEED Reviews, Systems


Larry Bell, AIAA, ASCE

Professor

Registered Architect
Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Areas of expertise: Energy Design for (outer) Space/Harsh Environments

lbell@uh.edu
713-743-2351


Shannon Hanson Bogutyn


Elizabeth Bollinger

Professor Emeritus

Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Master of Arts in Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Post-Baccalaureate in Mathematics, Yale University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Area of expertise: Computing in Design

Fernando Brave, FAIA

Lecturer

Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Architecture,  Universidad de Belgrano

Geoffrey Brune, FAIA

Professor and Coordinator of Comprehensive Design

Coordinator Comprehensive Design Studios, semesters 7+8
Registered Architect
Master of Science in Architecture, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Certificate for Studies in Historic Preservation, Texas A&M University
Area of Expertise: Design Process: Programming, Conceptualization, Articulation, and Assemblage

Robert Burrow

Lecturer

Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture

burrow.robert@gmail.com


Jorge Camba Dorribo

Assistant Professor

jdorribo@central.uh.edu


Sharon Chapman

Professor

sharon.chapman@gmail.com



George K. Chow

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

Master of Fine Arts, Design Research and Development, Ohio State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Minor in Jazz Performance (Drums), Carnegie Mellon University
Areas of expertise: Industrial Design, Social Design, Sustainability, CAD, Rendering

gkchow@uh.edu


David Chelbus

Lecturer


Joseph Colaco, Ph.D.

Professor

Registered Professional Engineer—Texas, California (Structural), California (Civil)
Doctorate of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Master of Science Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Bombay, India
Areas of expertise: Building Structure; Design of Tall Buildings; Hurricane and Seismic


Liz Ann Cordill, AIA, RID, LEED AP

Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer
Registered Architect
Registered for Interior Design and LEED AP in Texas and Georgia
Undergraduate and Graduate at UT Austin
AIA Member

eacordill@uh.edu


Cynthia Dehlavi

Lecturer


Tom Diehl

Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator, Technology

Registered Architect
Graduate Diploma of Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Area of expertise: Residential Architecture

“Jeff” Feng

Assistant Professor

Master of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Arts and Design, Industrial Design,Tsinghua University, Beijing
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing
Areas of expertise: Industrial Design

Ffeng@uh.edu

“Duke” Fleshman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor and
Research Assistant Professor
Registered Architect
Registered Interior Designer
Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma
Areas of expertise: Residential Design, Commercial Interiors

Wendy W. Fok

Assistant Professor

Coordinator Digital Media & Design Program
Master of Architecture, Princeton University, School of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts (Architecture/Economics), Columbia University, Barnard College
Certification Urban Policy and Planning, Woodrow Wilson School of  Public & International Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Design Fabrication, Materials Research, Digital Craft and Methods

wfok@uh.edu

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Sofia Fonseca

Lecturer


Stephen Fox

Adjunct Associate Professor

Bachelor of Architecture, Rice University
Area of expertise: Architecture in Houston

Dietmar Froehlich

Associate Professor

Associate Professor and
Co-Director Graduate Studies and
Coordinator Levels I + II Design
Registered Architect, Texas and Austria
Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Diplom-Ingenieur für Architektur, Technical University Graz, Austria
Areas of expertise: Architecture and Film; Austrian Architecture

Victoria Goldstein

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Master of Architecture + Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK
Bachelor of Architecture, FADU, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

vgoldstein@uh.edu


Ane Gonzales

Lecturer


Michael Gonzales

Lecturer

Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, GSAPP, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, University of Houston

Robert Griffin

Professor Emeritus

Associate Professor and
Registered Architect
Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University
Area of expertise: Residential Design

Jack Hanna

Associate Professor in the School of Art

Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, University of Illinois, Urbana
Bachelor of Professional Arts in Industrial Design, Art Center College of Design

Chan Q. Huynh

Lecturer

LEED Accredited Professional
Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, University of Houston
Area of expertise: Residential Design: Commercial Design

Meg Jackson

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator of Foundation

Master of Architecture, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture, Middlebury College

Matthew Johnson, AIA

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Intermediate Level

Registered Architect
Master of Architecture, Yale University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Humanities Honors, Stanford University
Areas of Interest: Infrastructure, Networks, Ecological Design

Donna Kacmar, FAIA

Associate Professor

Director, Materials Research Collaborative
Registered Architect
LEED 2.1 Accredited
Master of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University
Areas of expertise: Residential Architecture, Materials, Technology Integration


Mark S. Kimbrough

Associate Professor of Practice

Master of Product Design, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts + German, Duke University
Areas of expertise: Product Design

Lannis Kirkland

Assistant Dean, Co-Coordinator of Foundation, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor and
Associate Dean and
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Registered Architect
Registered Interior Designer
Master of Architecture, Rice University
Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University
Area of expertise: Architectural Education

EunSook Kwon, Ph.D.,IDSA

Professor, Director of Industrial Design

Associate Professor and
Director of Industrial Design Program and
Coordinator Industrial Design
Doctorate of Arts Education, The Ohio State University
Master of Arts in Industrial Design Education, The Ohio State University
Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Seoul National University, Korea
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Seoul National University, Korea
Area of expertise: Industrial Design: Product Development Strategy

Nora Laos, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Ph.D., Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Master of Fine Arts in Art and Archeology, Princeton University
Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Area of expertise: Architectural History—especially medieval

Robert Lindsey

Professor Emeritus

Registered Architect
Registered Interior Designer
Master of Architecture, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Science, University of Houston


Jason Logan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston

Rafael Longoria

ACSA Distinguished Professor

ACSA Distinguished Professor and
Co-Director Graduate Studies and
Coordinator, Level III Design
Registered Architect
Master of Business Administration, University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, Rice University
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and History of Art, Rice University
Areas of Experstise: Contextual Design and Latin-American Architecture


James Madget

Lecturer


Joe Mashburn, FAIA, IDSA

Professor Emeritus

Registered Architect: Texas and Australia
Master of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Area of expertise: Borderland Architecture


Zui Lig Ng

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Master of Architecture, Cornell University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design, University of Houston

Peter Noldt

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University
Area of expertise: Computing in Design

Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA

Dean and Professor

Registered Architect-California
Master of Architecture I, University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Luisa Orto, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Doctorate, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
Master of Arts, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts, Boston University
Area of expertise: History of Industrial (Product) Design—especially Italian design

luisaorto@hotmail.com


Hesam Panahi

Lecturer


Charles M. Penland

Lecturer

Professional Engineer
LEED Accredited Professional
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
Areas of expertise: Highly collaborative integrated design between disciplines, sustainable design

Patrick Peters

Professor and Director of the Graduate Design/Build Studio

Professor and
Director of the Graduate Design/Build Studio
LEED Accredited Professional
Registered Architect
NCARB Certified
Master of Architecture, Rice University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Cincinnati
Areas of expertise: Design/Build Pedagogy and Practice; Sustainable Design

Roya Plauché

Lecturer

Master of Science-Advanced Architecture Design, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston

​rplauche@central.uh.edu


Ziad Qureshi

Assistant Professor

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Minor in Anthropology - University of Minnesota College of Design
Master of Architecture - Arizona State University Design School
Master of Design Studies, History and Theory of Design - Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Research Areas: Post-Industrial Environments, Spatial Adaptive Reuse, History and Theory of Transnational Geographies

zqureshi@central.uh.edu


Bruce Race, Ph.D., FAIA, FAICP

Professor of Architecture

Director, Center for Sustainability and Resilience (CeSAR)

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Doctor of Philosophy, Architecture
Ball State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Ball State University, Bachelor of Science, Urban and Regional Studies

Areas of Expertise: Urban Design and Planning, Low-carbon Cities, Community Engagement

br@racestudio.com


Shafik Rifaat, AIA, AICP, ASID

Professor

Registered Architect—Texas, Virginia, Egypt
NCARB Certified
Master of City Planning, Harvard University
Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Alexandria, Egypt

srifaat@comcast.net 

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Josh Robbins

Lecturer


Christopher N. Robertson

Lecturer

Master of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Architecture-Geography, University of Texas, Austin

Marta Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Philosophy,
Polytechnic University of Madrid

Research Interest:
Petite Architecture
Contemporary Japanese Architecture
Architecture & New Femininity

Susan Rogers

Associate Professor, Director of Community Design Resource Center

Director, Community Design Resource Center
Master of City Planning, University of California, Berkeley
Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Area of expertise: Community Development

skrogers@central.uh.edu

Ronnie Self

Professor

Associate Professor and
Registered Architect - Texas and France
Diplôme d’Études Approfondies, Université de Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne
Certificat d’Études Approfondies en Architecture, École d’Architecture Paris-Villemin
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
Areas of expertise: Architectural Design; Architectural Theory; The Architecture of Museums

Kevin Story, AIA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Registered Architect
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
Areas of expertise: Heathcare Design; Commercial Design; Interior Architecture; Industrial Design

Rives Taylor, FAIA

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct Associate Professor
Registered Architect
LEED BD+C Accredited
Master of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture, Rice University
Bachelor of Arts, Rice University
Areas of expertise: Technology including Structures, Envelope Design, Materials; Professional Practice; Continuing Education; Sustainable Design

James Thomas, FAIA

Lecturer

Registered Architect
Bachelor of Science, Rice University
Area of expertise: History of Interior Design


William “Bill” Truitt

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor and
Coordinator Intermediate Design—semesters 7-10
Registered Architect: Texas and New York
Master of Architecture, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University

John H. Tsai, AIA

Lecturer

Registered Architect
LEED Accredited Professional
Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University

Drexel Turner

Visiting Assistant Professor

Director, Summer Discovery
Master of Science, University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Arts, Rice University
Areas of expertise: Planning and Urbanism; Theory and Criticism

drexelturner@comcast.net


Evan Twyford

Lecturer


Josh Vanlandingham

Lecturer

Master of Business Administration, University of Houston
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University

Gordon Vos, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Doctorate in Human Factors and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Master of Science-Industrial Hygiene, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science-Bio-Environmental Science, Texas A&M University

Andrew Vrana

Visiting Assistant Professor

Registered Architect
Master of Architecture, Columbia University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University

Bruce Webb

Professor Emeritus

Master of Architecture and Urban Design, Virginia Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Architecture, Montana State University
Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College
Area of expertise: Urban Design

Adam Wells

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Masters in Industrial Design, Domus Academy, Italy
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Industrial Design, Kansas City Art Institute
Areas of expertise: Industrial Design Fundamentals and Materials and Processes

acwells@uh.edu

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Steven Wilkerson


Marrissa Yu

Lecturer


John Zemanek, FAIA

Professor Emeritus

Registered Architect
Master of City Programming, Harvard University
Master of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Texas A&M University
Area of expertise: Architectural Theories

Peter Zweig, FAIA

Professor

Registered Architect
Master of Architecture, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University