Professor Warfield is an architect, author and professor emeritus, having taught studios of all levels for forty years. As a scholar, he has explored fundamental principles of design theory through original field research in worldwide vernacular architecture.
Professor Erickson studies digital fabrication and designing at 1:1 scale. Employing CNC routing, modeling, and other prototyping processes, he explores relationships between three-dimensional space and two-dimensional media. His efforts are often put toward competitions, lately including the Omotesando Fashion Museum and the urban SHED competitions, for which he was one of three finalists.
Professor Hinders leads graduate seminars and studios that examines design on the urban scale. He is also the principle in charge at Champaign-based PREP A.R.E. He is well versed with projects large and small. As a professional, Professor Hinders has drafted new master plans for the University Campus, Research Parks, and Campustown 2000. His work truly spans the scales of architecture, urban design, and master planning.
Professor Uihlein is a licensed professional engineer with a graduate degree in architecture. She has worked on projects for both the private sector and academic institutions with Arup at their San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. She first became involved in academia while working as a visiting lecturer for the School of Architecture with the Study Abroad Program in Versailles, France from 2007-2010.
Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received his Master of Architecture from the school in 1980. In the years following he practiced with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, and Tai Soo Kim Partners.
Vidar Lerum is a practicing architect and university professor with a long track record in the area of design, construction, monitoring and analysis of energy-efficient buildings. He is the author of “High-Performance Building”, (John Wiley & Sons, 2007), which disseminates findings from a careful investigation of advanced building designs exposed to diverse climate conditions in Greenland, Scandinavia, Central Europe, and North America. In the research leading up to his Ph.D.
Botond Bognar is Professor and Edgar A. Tafel Endowed Chair in Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received his B.S. in Architecture and MArch degrees at the Technical University of Budapest and his M.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a Japanese Governmental (Mombusho) Scholar he conducted research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) for two years in the early 1970s.
Sharon Irish is an architectural and art historian. Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between is her most recent book (University of Minnesota Press, 2010.) Previous publications include a book-length bibliography on Medievalism in North American art and architecture, and a monograph on the architect Cass Gilbert (Monacelli Press, 1999), as well as a number of articles and book chapters on Gilbert, and essays on artists Anish Kapoor, Suzanne Lacy, Nek Chand Saini, Le Corbusier, and Stephen Willats.
Since 1988, Tom has owned and developed a Design/Build firm in Champaign, Illinois specializing in custom designed homes and remodels. Tom’s ability to guide and instruct others though the process of home design and construction is a trademark of his professional practice. This endeavor has proven to be a fulfilling life’s work, which draws from a rich architectural education from the University of Illinois.
Kennedy Hutson is the Owner and Principal of Kennedy Hutson Associates, an architectural firm located in Monticello, Illinois. Prior to founding Kennedy Hutson Associates in 1995, he served as staff architect and associate at a number of architectural firms in Colorado and Illinois, specializing in numerous types of architecture ranging from housing, hospitality, and corporate interiors in Colorado to Historic Preservation and institutional and recreational facilities in Illinois.
With a background in three-dimensional design, Professor Taylor has worked in the fields of interior design, construction management, architecture, and scenic construction for the film industry. His experiences have taken him across the US, Sri Lanka, and Haiti.
Professor Kim is a University of California, Berkeley, educated Design Theorist with research emphases on the Nature of Design and Integrative Design Process; the Nature and the Structure of Design Knowledge; Design Knowledge Acquisition; Building Systems, Functionality, Constructability, and their Integration. He is also a Licensed Architect.
With specializations in Campus Historic Preservation, Vernacular Architecture of the South, and Technology and Design in Historic Preservation, Professor Kapp is an expert on historic preservation, post-industrial revitalization and historic university campuses. He is chair of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) and is a member of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council (IHAC).
Continually leading graduate studios on high-rise design, Professor Armstrong focuses his efforts on tall building. Through venues like the Journal of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, he has published and exhibited his work on urban environments. He is currently working on a book on contemporary tall building design.
Bringing with him a lifetime of successful professional practice, Professor Hall is an expert on the profession of architecture as a whole. Having held notable positions like Vice President & Managing Principal at Kirkegaard Associates in Chicago for 21 years, he has worked on projects of all sizes ranging to the very large and complex.
Heather E. Grossman is an architectural and art historian and an archaeologist whose research investigates concepts and instances of architectural and cultural interaction in the Mediterranean. Her research and teaching examines encounters between the various Christian, Islamic, and Jewish cultures of the “global” medieval world, focusing on the role of architecture in creating identity, memory and architecture, and the development of Mediterranean cities.
John R. Senseney is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture. His research and teaching explore important interconnections of tools, techniques, materials, and the human body in ancient processes of making and ideation. Professor Senseney is the Editor Designate for Book Reviews, pre-1750 Europe, Africa, and Asia for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.
Professor David M. Chasco, FAIA, is Professor and past Director of the Illinois School of Architecture (2004-2014). Chasco was originally a member and associate with Gunnar Birkerts and Assoc. from 1983-1994, Design Architect with DiClemente Siegel Design/Gunnar Birkerts FAIA from 1997-2002, joined the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in 1994, and served as Interim Dean from 2002-2004.
Professor Murray teaches design studios and seminars and has served as Chair of the Performance Program and Chair of Design at the Illinois School of Architecture. As a licensed architect since 2000, he has worked on a variety of building projects ranging in scale from single-unit residences to skyscrapers.
Professor Hemingway has taught architectural design at numerous universities since 1994 and is Principal of the award winning design firm hemingway+a/studio based in Chicago. With 19 years of teaching experience, it has enabled him to continue his research on modern cities including Beijing, Los Angeles and Detroit in continuation of his thesis Television City undertaken at Columbia University in 1991.
Michelle Smearman received her Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was a Teaching Assistant for the sophomore design studios. She also assisted in the coordination and instruction of the Discover Architecture Pre-College Program, which provides high school students and beginning college students the opportunity to be introduced to architectural graphics, design, and modeling.
David Emmons is a recent graduate of the M.Arch program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was a Teaching Assistant for sophomore design studios. He has also co-instructed consecutive summers of the Discover Architecture Pre-College Program. The focus of his architectural education has always been driven by both the conceptualization of ideas and the physical making of space that accomplish those ideas.
Professor Erwin has taught graduate level structural design courses in concrete and soils. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute and has worked as a consultant and architect in Champaign and Chicago.
With an extensive background in Mechanical Engineering and building systems, Professor Strand teaches the undergraduate Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) course as well as graduate seminars on energy modeling and HVAC. He has researched low energy technologies for space conditioning and developed portions of EnergyPlus, software that enables modeling of building energy performance, for the US Department of Energy.
Professor Dearborn’s research focuses on the mutual interaction of people and their environments, particularly the relationship between residential environments and cultural change. She studies the Hmong of SE Asia and Hmong immigrants in the US, African Americans in inner-city neighborhoods, and Native Americans. She is heavily involved in FAA’s Illinois Action Research.
Professor Anthony teaches, conducts research, and writes about how spaces and places affect people. Her expertise focuses on such topics as social and behavioral factors in design, gender and race in contemporary architecture, and entrepreneurship in design. She recently developed a new seminar on architecture, cinema, environment, and behavior.
Professor Boubekri’s work focuses on sustainable architecture and the intersection of the built environment and human health. Through numerous publications, a recently published book and a second book currently under review, he explores the impact of the lack of daylight inside buildings on people’s health, behavior and overall well-being.
Professor Aminmansour’s areas of interest include structural steel design as well as sustainability impact of tall buildings. He developed the formulas and table included in Part Six (Combined Forces) of the Steel Construction Manual published by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
Associate Professor Tierney’s research operates at the intersection of new media and the built environment by leveraging emergent technologies for the public benefit. During 2006, she was a doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory studying computational systems.
An architect responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects, Randy’s building designs have appeared in Architectural Record and other periodicals. He served on Chicago Architectural Club's Board of Directors and AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President.
Professor Worn is both an academic and a practitioner who runs a successful office in Chicago. He is a past president of the American Institutes of Architects, Illinois Chapter and serves on the Board of the Chicago Environmental Fund. He is nationally recognized for his work on behalf of people with disabilities in accessible design and fair housing. He also holds LEED and EDAC accreditations.
Professor Malnar is a licensed architect whose work focuses on the sensory attributes of architecture. She is specifically interested in human interaction with urban and lakefront environments, especially in her hometown of Chicago. Her studios have focused on urban, residential types with an emphasis on their sensory aspects, as well as varied, multiuse lakefront buildings such as boathouses, restaurants, and comfort stations.
Dr. Fang Xu is concerned with the social and psychological dimensions of the built environment and systematic thinking in environmental research and architectural design. His research interests include user experiences in multi-family housing, contemporary practice of real estate development, and changing architecture professionalism. His undergraduate design studios emphasize coherent design process, systematic decision-making, and behavioral and psychological aspects of design.
Andrea Melgarejo de Berry received her Master of Architecture and Master in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was a Teaching Assistant for the sophomore design studios. Her career and educational interests has always been in the exploration of different scales of architecture, seeking to improve livability of communities though the practice of thoughtful design and the making of it.
Professor Andrejasich is the Associate Dean of the College of Fine & applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign responsible for Academic Affairs. He served as Interim Director of the Illinois School of Architecture from January 1999 until August 2004.
Carl Lewis’ experience spans the fields of government service, architecture and academia. He has researched and lectured extensively on architectural design and its application for the disabled. He has held numerous appointments on a variety of committees that relate to the built environment and to the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Dr. Hammann is a registered architect and LEED® accredited professional with an extended professional background. As the previous Head of Design, Head of Programming and Master Planning in two major German firms, his portfolio includes medium to large scale projects for corporate and private clients across Europe and the U.S. He blend’s design excellence with building performance and environmental design in his research which focuses on technology and sustainable design.
Professor Bartumeus Ferré is professor at UIUC and in both the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the ETSAB and in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning at the ETSAV in Barcelona, Spain. She has been a member of the Barcelona City council’s Architecture Committee and of the COAC’s Advisory Committee in Urban Planning and Landscape.
Professor Stallmeyer’s research and teaching focus on contemporary urban and architectural production and consumption under the influence of information and communications technology (ICT). His graduate studios explore the intersection of ICT and the design process through the exploration and integration of digital sketching and modeling environments with analog methods in a hybrid process.
Educated at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Washington University in St. Louis, Professor Lapunzina is the head of the School of Architecture Study Abroad Program. Currently on sabbatical leave of absence, he will resume his usual teaching activities in the Fall 2014 with the beginning of the School’s new overseas program in Barcelona-El Vallés, where he will teach Architectural Design courses and will coordinate the program’s curriculum.
With over 20 years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and career development for architecture students, Waldrep serves both as the administrator of the Undergraduate Student Services office and as the IDP (Intern Development Program) Educator Coordinator.
Sudarshan Krishnan has academic and professional experience in structural engineering and architecture. He has worked on the design of diverse projects that included houses, hospitals, recreation centers, institutional buildings, and conservation of historic buildings/monuments.