Categories: All Faculty

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Mark Mueckenheim, Graduate Director

Mark Mückenheim is a licensed architect in Germany and the European Union, the principal of MCKNHM Architects, and the co-author of the book “Inspiration – contemporary design methods in architecture” released by BIS Publishers in 2012.

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Eric Lum, Online Director

Eric Lum, AIA, Ph.D., LEED BD+C, is a licensed architect in the state of California and NCARB certified. He has worked for Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood Architects in Boston, Arthur Erickson Architects in Los Angeles, and Gensler in San Francisco, among others.

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Jennifer Asselstine, Undergraduate Director

Jennifer Asselstine AIA has 30 years of experience in architecture and design and runs a design business in San Anselmo. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Minnesota, where she received an award from the AIA. 

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Gloria Jew, Graduate Assistant Director

Gloria Jew has been teaching since graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a licensed architect in the state of Texas and also EDAC certified, Evidence Base Design Research. She has taught design studios in core, design fundamentals and studios.

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Karen YunJin Seong, Undergraduate Assistant Director

Karen Seong is a licensed architect in California and New York, a LEED accredited professional, and NCARB certified. She developed her professional expertise while with Skidmore Owings and Merrill in New York and in San Francisco.

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David Gill, Graduate Architecture Advisor

David Gill is a licensed architect with over 20 years of practice. He received a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction from CCA, went on to work for Kuth/Ranieri, and had his own practice in Berkeley.

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Braden Engel, Undergraduate Architecture History & Theory Coordinator

Braden Engel is a full-time faculty member and undergraduate history theory coordinator. He has taught internationally – at the Architectural Association, London, the University of Greenwich, London, and he was a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts.

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Nicole Lambrou, Graduate Midpoint Coordinator

Nicole Lambrou received a Masters of Architecture from Yale University in the spring of 2006. Since moving to San Francisco in August of 2007 and before founding her own practice, Nicole worked on public housing and schools in the Bay Area.

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Maria Paz de Moura Castro, Graduate Thesis Coordinator

Maria Paz is a founding partner of Rizoma Arquitetura (www.rizoma.arq.br) with Thomaz Regatos. Her office has worked on award winning buildings and projects, which are widely recognized through numerous international publications...

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Alexandra Neyman, Undergraduate Collaboration, Communication & ARH 210 Coordinator

Alexandra Neyman holds both a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  She also attended University of Michigan School of Art and Design.

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Doron Serban, Undergraduate Emerging Technology Coordinator

Doron Serban is a full-time faculty member and the undergraduate emerging technologies coordinator. His work focuses on the transdisciplinary role of visualization in reshaping the boundaries between logical and intuitive decision processes.

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Sameena Sitabkhan, Community Outreach Coordinator

As a licensed architect, Sameena has designed and managed a range of building typologies over the past 15 years. A competent Project Architect, she is focused on pushing the boundaries of design through engagement and problem solving.

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Jonah Rosenberg

Jonah Rosenberg was educated at Brown University (A.B., Classics - Greek and Latin) and the University of Oxford (St. John's College; D.Phil., Classical Archaeology). He was a researcher on the ERC project "The Social and Cultural Construction of the...

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Jose Mayoral Moratilla

José Mayoral Moratilla is a Spanish architect and a PhD candidate at Universidad Catolica de Chile and at Iuav University of Venice. He currently teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, and he is a founding partner at PRÁCTICA.

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Andrea Jost

Andrea Jost studied for her BA in Modern Languages in Portugal, and went on to receive an MA in Linguistics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. After that she traveled the world, working as a journalist, writer, and researcher...

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Julia Grinkrug

Julia Grinkrug is an architect and urban designer with over ten years of professional experience. Being a design lead and project architect at one of the leading architectural firms in Israel, Schwartz-Besnosoff LTD, she worked on projects that...

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Stewart Green

Through 20 years of his working life, Stewart Green has both sought and supported mentorship in architecture, and has enjoyed friendships and knowledge that have grown from these relationships. He is devoted to architecture that advances design dialog, engages...

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Peter Gang

Pete Gang was a founding board member of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in 2001. He now serves as a member of the Chapter’s Advisory Council. In 2003, his involvement in the Chapter’s education activities led to...

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Goetz Frank

Goetz Frank ably straddles the design world and technical world. He possesses a sensibility toward high-quality community projects and is attuned to both craftsmanship and construction. Notably, Goetz saw SFJAZZ, the United States’ first ground-up concert hall...

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Mini Chu

Mini Chu, post Master’s at UCLA, has been professionally practicing architectural design for 5 years. Her experiences have mostly been in aviation and transportation design. Some of her projects include the Incheon Terminal 2, San Francisco Airport pursuits...

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Blaise Cannon

After graduating with honors and highest distinction from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2011, Blaise Cannon preserved the critical thinking skills and the rigorous perspective on meaning that experienced provided.

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David Campbell

David Campbell is a licensed Engineer in California. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and worked as a structural designer and inspector for five years in Seattle before returning to the Bay Area where he...

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Laura Brugger

After spending most of her childhood in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her parents were professors, Laura Brugger stayed to earn her B.A. at the University of Virginia, studying as an Echols Scholar and graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Her interest in...

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Simon Battisti

Simon Battisti is the director of Qendra Marrëdhënie (Relationship Center), a non-profit think-tank and technical consultancy working with local and national governments on neighborhood planning initiatives for young children and their caregivers. He was curator...

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Jason Austin

Over the last several years, Jason Austin has instructed a range of architecture, landscape and urban design studios at both undergraduate and graduate levels at multiple universities. Reflecting upon his array of teaching experiences, he has instructed courses that align...

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Katy Martin

Katy Martin is a Landscape Architect and Architectural designer with 10 years of professional experience both in private practice and in academia. She received her Masters of Architecture from Texas Tech University and a Master in Landscape Architecture...

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Archibald Woo

Archibald Woo has 27 years of experience in the architectural profession, 22 of which have been focused mainly on complex and technical projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, for major healthcare providers such as Kaiser Permanente and...

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Vasilena Vassilev

Vasilena Vassilev holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, she worked on sustainable transportation initiatives and urban development as part of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab and The MIT Senseable Cities Lab...

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Elizabeth Tippin

Elizabeth A. Tippin, an attorney in private practice in San Francisco, has specialized in providing business and litigation services to design professionals, including architects, engineers and related design professionals, since 1984.  Committed to designing and building...

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Peter Strzebniok

Peter Strzebniok is originally from Germany and has been living in the United States since 1994. He has architectural degrees from Germany and the US and is a licensed architect in California as well as in Germany and the European Union. Peter has 14...

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Phoebe Schenkar

Over ten years at EHDD, Phoebe Schenkar has worked on projects at a variety of scales including overseeing construction on a $100 million Ecosystems expansion to the California Science Center. She served as the project lead for the...

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Joe Rivers

Joe Rivers, AIA, LEED AP bd+c is an architect and project manager at Gensler in Houston, TX.  He originally started his career as a laborer on a construction site, working his way up to carpenter, and then architect. He has worked for Cisneros...

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Zachary Meade

Originally from California, Zachary Meade first studied architecture at the University of Lund in Southern Sweden where he gained an affinity for Scandinavian design and culture. After finishing a Masters at the Newschool of Architecture & Design in...

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Francesca Oliveira

As a Senior Project Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco, Francesca Oliveira is responsible for project documentation from programming through completion of construction. Understanding the client’s needs is a critical component for her work, whether...

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Mark Myers

Mark Myers has been designing residential and small commercial projects for 18 years. Before establishing his own practice in 2006, Mark worked and collaborated with several design-oriented architectural firms in NYC, Boston and San Francisco, with projects...

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Shaum Mehra

For more than 15 years Shaum Mehra has been working with buildings, both in architectural offices and as a self-employed licensed general building contractor. During this time, Mehra has worked on almost every type of building, from commercial, residential...

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Alexa Saarenoja

Alexa Saarenoja is a designer and owner of Get Bli Designs a firm located in Finland. She received her Master of Architecture from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Saarenoja has been...

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Simon McKenzie

Simon is a Canadian designer, working at the international office Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. He has spent the last two years designing a Buddhist Temple and is one of the lead organizers of SOM’s Year One Program, its Research Initiative...

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Michaela MacLeod

Michaela MacLeod received her Masters of Architecture (2005) and her Bachelor of Environmental Studies (2001) from the University of Waterloo. Her thesis received a commendation in addition to the Ontario’s Architects Association Guild Medal Award.

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Amy Leedham

Amy Leedham believes that sustainability - environmental, social, and economical - should be a design parameter with equal importance to program, form, materiality etc. Her design sensibility is inherently connected with her technical knowledge about building science and...

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Antonio Lao

Venezuela-born Antonio Lao is a licensed, established architect of the Bay area, with a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Architecture from University of California Berkeley. With over twenty years in practice, Antonio offers formidable design skills, extensive...

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James Kraus

James Kraus is a Senior Project Designer, Freelance Architect, and Design Consultant.  James has wide-ranging experience in all scales of architecture and design from Master Planning to refined Interior and Industrial Design. He has documented success in...

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Joseph King

Joseph King, AIA, LEED AP, has been practicing architecture for over 15 years with an emphasis on urban multi-family and residential design.  A registered architect in both California and Illinois, Joe returns to the Bay Area after having spent several...

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Drake Hawthorne

Drake Hawthorne received his BA in Fine Arts and BS in Biological Sciences from UC Davis in 1992. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 1994, after which he completed his MFA at the Rinehart School of...

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Ben Corotis

Benjamin Corotis received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in 1997. He went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley where he received Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering and Architecture, focusing on...

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Carol Buhrmann

Carol Buhrmann has many years of experience teaching architecture, most recently at Florida Atlantic University and U.C. Berkeley.  Her current research explores the connection between architecture and film and has advanced a theory of Time Diagrams, which uses...

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Lise Barriere

Lise Barriere is a LEED AP BD+C and NCARB certified, licensed architect in California with over twenty years of experience. She worked on projects in France, India, and throughout Canada before moving to San Francisco in 1997. As a senior designer in...

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Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson, FAIA, is a San Francisco-based architect, wrote and preservation advocate. As a design architect he has worked in New York with Rafael Vinoly Architects and with San Francisco firms SMWM in association with Pei Cobb Freed and Hornberger...

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Shruti Dixit

Shruti Dixit has a decade of professional experience in master planning and landscape architecture projects across the world. She has worked on a wide range of projects of various scales, which have included hospitality and resort design, public...

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Eva Chiu, Undergraduate First Year Studio Coordinator

Eva Chiu studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a Masters of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design Harvard University. Upon graduation, Eva travelled with a Fulbright scholarship to Hong Kong to study its unique urban condition.

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Ana Mayoral Moratilla

Ana Mayoral Moratilla is a Spain-based architect and researcher. She is also a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) since 2018 and currently works at the Andalusian Institute for Historic Heritage (Spain). Ana studied architecture...

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Rebal Knayzeh

Having lived, studied and worked in Beirut, Aleppo, Dubai, London, Toronto and New York, the urban condition figures centrally in my explorations; my point of departure has always been the impact of the object on the field. My interests in...

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Eoanna Harrison

Eoanna Harrison is currently an Architectural Associate for the City and County of San Francisco Bureau of Architecture (BOA) and a Licensed Architect in California. Her career at BOA has ranged from health care to recreation centers to...

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Cesar Escalante

Cesar serves as Design Technology Director at GENSLER San Francisco. Prior to that, he worked for HOK as Regional Design Technology Manager for the Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices where he provided technical leadership...

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Alberto Bertoli, Director Emeritus

Mr. Bertoli has vast experience in different areas of the architectural profession. His work ranges from the planning of shuttle facilities for the space program to the designing of a performing arts center. He most recently designed the InterContinental San Francisco hotel.

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Stamatina Kousidi

Stamatina Kousidi is an architect, researcher and educator. She currently holds a Research Associate position at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano, where she also teaches an architecture design studio for the School...

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Peter Suen

Peter Suen received a Masters of Architecture from U.C. Berkeley, where he was an Eisner Prize and Henry Adams AIA Medal recipient. In his own research, Peter has been particularly interested in the role of the architect as a designer of information...

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Jaime Daroca

Jaime Daroca is a Spain-based architect and founding partner of the international architecture firm PRÁCTICA. He previously worked at e2a architekten in Zurich, Switzerland and at Daroca Arquitectos in Sevilla, Spain. Jaime has held several teaching positions...

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Eric Reeder

Eric Reeder is a licensed California architect whose 15-year career has focused on collaboration, sustainability, and urban speculations. For nearly a decade Eric practiced and taught in Seoul, South Korea. Eric founded ERa (Eric Reeder Architect) in 2018.

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José Ramón Sierra y Gómez de León

Jose Ramon Sierra is Spain-based architect licensed in Spain, the U.K. and Romania.  He holds a Master of Architecture with Distinction upon Graduation from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor and Master of Architecture...

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Jeff McLane

Jeff McLane is a licensed landscape architect in California. For the past 17 years he has been a founding partner and president at Jeff McLane + Associates Landscape Architects in Marin. He was a founding partner of MAC Studio, a community...

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Carl Wilford

Carl Wilford, PE, SE is a Vice President at Thornton Tomasetti. He joined Thornton Tomasetti in 1993 and brings 21 years of structural engineering experience, with an emphasis on education and healthcare projects. Carl has extensive experience providing...

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Nathan Ogle

Nathan Ogle is the founder of 12CHC Design Management & Consulting, an Architectural, Real Estate, Contracts, Entitlements, and Design Consulting business serving the Bay Area since 2010. Helping shareholders advance their business growth and mission to thrive in...

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Christopher Pizzi

Christopher Pizzi is a licensed architect in California with nearly 20 years of professional experience in architecture, urban design and master planning. Christopher’s work experience - in New York, London, and San Francisco – has included a broad range of...

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Vivek Anand

Vivek Anand had practiced architecture in the Bay Area for thirteen years.  He specializes in healing and spiritual design, and is interested in the intersection between architecture, art, movement and psychology.  He has a Masters degree in Architecture...

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Abraham Burickson

Abraham Burickson is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Odyssey Works, an interdisciplinary performance group that makes bespoke performances for one-person audiences. Trained in architecture at Cornell University, Burickson’s work spans writing, design, performance, and...