Categories: Undergraduate Faculty

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Jennifer Asselstine, Past 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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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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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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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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Sameena Sitabkhan B Lab 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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Alexandra Neyman

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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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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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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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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Ethen Wood

Ethen Wood Faculty, School of Architecture   Ethen Founded Ethen Wood Designs in 2019. He is an architectural designer with almost 20 years of professional experience. He has worked on numerous award winning projects for Kuth Ranieri, Fougeron Architecture and Aidlin Darling Design. His previous work experience includes an array of project types including residential,…

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Philip Ra

Philip Ra Faculty, School of Architecture   Philip Ra, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal and Design Director at Flad Architects. Philip's passion for both architecture and technology has led him to be an innovator in the use of digital technology during building design. With more than 20 years of experience, he brings a strong…

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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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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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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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Le Tang

Le Tang Faculty, School of Architecture   Le Tang is the founder and principal of Atelier Dimensions with projects in the US and in China. He is a registered architect and a LEED accredited professional. He holds professional licenses in California, Pennsylvania, and New York. Le has gained experience as a project architect in various…

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Ricardo Solar

Ricardo Solar Faculty, School of Architecture   Ricardo is a licensed architect based in San Francisco and founder of RS/A.  He has almost a decade of experience in the field of Architecture and Urban Design. He holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas…

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Inês Martins de Brito

Inês Martins de Brito Faculty, School of Architecture   Inês Martins de Brito is a portuguese architect and a founding partner at Brito.Rodriguez based in Texas and in Portugal. She previously worked at Sagan Piechota Architecture in San Francisco, California and RCR Arquitectes (Pritzker Architecture Prize 2017) in Olot, Spain. She co-hosted and taught at…

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Gilberto Rodriguez

Gilberto Rodriguez Faculty, School of Architecture   Gilberto Rodriguez, born in Texas is a registered architect in Portugal and a founding partner at Brito.Rodriguez based in Texas and in Portugal. He previously worked at Jim Jennings Architecture in San Francisco, California and RCR Arquitectes (Pritzker Architecture Prize 2017) in Olot, Spain. He co-hosted and taught…

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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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Charles Green

  CHARLES GREEN Faculty, School of Architecture   Charles is the founder of Atelier Siletz Architecture and As Development, an interdisciplinary firm operating at the intersection of architecture, community and social equity. Charles is a registered Architect in California and Oregon and previously worked at Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects in San Francisco. He received…

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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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Stephen Ellis

  Stephen Ellis Faculty, School of Architecture   Stephen is a registered architect practicing with the firm Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP in San Francisco. He began his professional experience in the Bay Area with Solomon Cordwell Buenz. There, he developed an expertise in multi-family housing, primarily with high-rise and large scale projects sized over…

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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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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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Dan Hogman

Dan Hogman Faculty, School of Architecture   Dan Hogman is a licensed architect practicing with the multi-national architecture firm SmithGroup. He has expertise in high-rise residential and commercial architecture, low-rise housing, mixed-use, retail, hospitality, and interiors. He also volunteers his time to serve in leadership roles with the AIASF. Dan is a visually curious individual,…

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David Schragger

David Schragger Faculty, School of Architecture   David Schragger has been with the architecture firm, Studio Hillier in Princeton, NJ since 2011. His expertise includes residential and commercial building types. In addition, he also works as a freelance designer creating branding collateral. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, with minors in Studio Art…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Susan Sutton

  Susan Sutton Faculty, School of Architecture   Susan Sutton brings a multidisciplinary approach to her classes in ARH, IAD and LA, teaching a combination of studio classes, history, and theory. She received her BA in architecture and her M. Arch from Yale University and went on to work on health care design, restaurants, hospitality…

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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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Peter Engel

Peter Engel Faculty, School of Architecture   Peter is a LEED-accredited, licensed architect in Oakland, CA with over three decades of experience in architecture and international development.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and master’s degree from Columbia before heading to India to study indigenous architecture and low-cost housing.  His research has been supported…

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Ying Wang

Ying Wang Faculty, School of Architecture   Ying Wang is an alumna of the Academy of Art University, Graduate School of Architecture. She brings an architectural expertise in the public sector gained at San Francisco Public Works. She has worked on projects of different typologies and scales such as the Laguna Honda Hospital, Chinatown Public…

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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...