Categories: Graduate 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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David Gill

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 PhD, 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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Doron Serban, 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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Nicole Lambrou

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

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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Gloria Jew

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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Jesse Agosta

Jesse Agosta Faculty, School of Architecture   Jesse is a licensed Professional Engineer, Associate Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer hailing from Portland Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University's College of Engineering. Over the past eleven years, Jesse has had an opportunity to design a variety of project types including universities, hospitals,…

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Aurgho Jyoti

  Aurgho Jyoti Faculty, School of Architecture   Aurgho Jyoti is the Founder and Creative Director of AUR /Architecture Urbanism Research LLC, an international architecture practice operating out of New York and New Delhi. His work addresses the notion of time in architecture, creating interventions that provide ‘spatial specificity’ and ‘temporal continuity.’ He holds an…

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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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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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Aja Jeanty

Aja Jeanty   Through her experiences studying and living abroad, including Copenhagen, Vicenza, Bangkok and most recently Santiago, Chile, Aja has been motivated by discovering what gives identity to different cities and how the urban form shapes our everyday lives. Approaching projects with the objective of improving people’s experience of their city, she is particularly focused on…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carl Wilford

  Carl Wilford, PE, SE Faculty, School of Architecture   Carl Wilford, PE, SE was a Vice President at Thornton Tomasetti. He joined Thornton Tomasetti in 1993 and brings 25 years of structural engineering experience, with an emphasis on education and healthcare projects. Carl has extensive experience providing structural engineering for new buildings and seismic…

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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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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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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...