Sophia Gruzdys is an architect and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Univ. of Southern California study abroad program in Barcelona. Sophia is the former Director of Yale College’s architecture program. She has extensive professional experience at I.M. Pei and Partners in New York, and earned her M. Arch degree with distinction from Harvard University.
Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, is the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Architecture at Florida International University; Her professional and academic projects – focused on coastal urban resilience and on the design of sustainable, affordable housing and infrastructure in the U.S.
Born and raised in Serbia, Tanja D. Conley is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, teaching History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism. Tanja has numerous publications and previously worked as a senior advisor on urban conservation in Belgrade, Serbia where she currently resides.
Aaron Betsky is President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Trained as an architect and in the humanities at Yale University, Aaron was previously Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006-2014) and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2001-2006), as well as Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1995-2001).
Zeuler R. Lima is an internationally accomplished educator, designer, author, artist, and curator interested in a comprehensive approach to the built environment. He was trained as an architect, landscape architect, and urbanist at the University of São Paulo in Brazil with postdoctoral education in comparative literature at Columbia University.
Shigeru Yamaki, AIA is a co-founding member of the AIA Japan Chapter. He has had a 40-year career as an architect with a Japanese design/build firm, Taisei Corporation, working on projects in the US and other countries. Some of the projects that he was involved in are the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and numerous built and unbuilt projects in Dubai.
Khaled Tarabieh is an assistant professor at the American University in Cairo. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Architectural Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt and a Master's in City Planning (MCP) and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Born in Lima, Peru, Frederick Cooper studied architecture at the National University of Engineering in Lima. He has been a Senior Professor in Architectural History since 1968, as well as Head Tutor in Architectural Studios, both at The School of Architecture of the National University of Engineering and that of the Pontifical Catholic University of Perú, and at Columbia University.
Martin Moeller is senior curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, as well as an independent curator, writer, and editor. His books include the last two editions of the AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC. He has been an adjunct faculty member or visiting critic at six schools of architecture. Moeller holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Tulane University. He has lectured extensively about the Bauhaus and other movements in modernist architecture.
Stephen Vogel, FAIA is the Distinguished Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, where he served as dean for 18 years. Stephen is a founder of the Volterra-Detroit Foundation, which operates the Volterra International Residential College in the historic Etruscan city of Volterra. The college provides university students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history, culture and architecture of Tuscany.
David Rifkind is Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University. As a scholar, he examines architecture and urbanism as expressions of political and social values, particularly in Italy and the Horn of Africa. As a designer, he emphasizes sustainability in the built environment.
Kimberly Elman Zarecor teaches architectural history and design at Iowa State University. A two-time Fulbright grantee, she has been researching architecture in the Czech Republic for twenty years. She is the author of Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960 (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2011).
Panos Dragonas is an architect, curator, and professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Patras. He was co-curator of the Greek pavilion for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has published extensively on contemporary architecture, public space, and the Greek cities.
Andres Kurg is a professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn and Senior Research Fellow at Vilnius University. His academic work focuses on architecture and visual culture in the Baltic countries and Russia during the Soviet era. He has curated exhibitions on Soviet architecture and design (most recently at the Museum of Architecture Drawing in Berlin) and held fellowships at the Getty Research Institute and Yale University.
Elizabeth Emerson, AIA, is the founding principal of EL Studio, an architecture firm based in Washington, D.C. and New York City. She has research and teaching experience at Carpe Diem Arte et Pesquisa in Lisbon Portugal, where she has explored issues pertaining to the contemporary city. She has also served as a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Vladimir Kulic is an architectural historian, curator, critic, and Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University. Vladimir has published widely on architecture in Eastern Europe. He is the co-curator of the acclaimed exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (July 2018-January 2019).
Jane Martin is an architecture educator and historian. She is an adjunct instructor at San Antonio College, where she teaches the History of Architecture. Jane specializes in architecture, art, and history tours of San Antonio, and serves as an architecture docent at the McNay Art Museum. Jane received her M. Arch degree from the University of Houston.
James Kostaras, AIA is President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Urban Development. He has worked with communities around the world including Morocco to address the challenges of urban poverty through architectural practice. He earned his M. Arch. from Harvard University.
Elihu Rubin is Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies at Yale. He received a doctorate in architecture and a master’s in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts from Yale. His first book, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale Univ. Press, 2012) was awarded the Kenneth T. Jackson Prize from the Urban History Association and the Lewis Mumford Award from the Society of American City & Regional Planning History.
Wladek Fuchs is a professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, where he is also the director of the school’s international programs in Warsaw, Poland and in Volterra, Italy. Professor Fuchs was born and educated in Poland, where he earned M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees from the Warsaw Technical University. He is an expert in Freehand Drawing, Watercolor, CAD and 3D animation, and his current research topic is Roman Theaters.
Nitin Jain is a design and real estate professional with over twenty years of experience as an architect, investor, and developer in the United States and India. He is originally from New Delhi, India where he practiced as an Architect after earning his Bachelors of Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. Nitin is passionate about how traditional Indian architecture and culture can be incorporated into the contemporary Indian design ethos.
John P. Klingman is a registered architect who holds a Favrot Professorship in Architecture at Tulane University. Since 1997, he has written an annual “Best of New New Orleans Architecture” article for New Orleans Magazine. His 2012 book, New in New Orleans Architecture, highlights 80 outstanding contemporary projects. He has been a member of the Architectural Review Committee of the New Orleans Historic Districts Landmarks Commission since 1995.
Lynn Craig, FAIA, RIBA, is an Emeritus Professor at Clemson University and has been a Session Speaker at AIA National Conventions, AIA South Atlantic Region Conferences, and AIA Grassroots in Washington, DC, the National Science Teachers Association, AIA South Carolina Conferences and AIA SC Section presentations. Professor Craig, with over 30 years of practice and teaching experience, has maintained a research and application focus of design communication applying the analogue, freehand drawing method.
Architect and Emeritus Professor at Clemson University. Yuji received his B.Arch degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and his M. Arch degree from Harvard University. In 2017, he was awarded a Japanese national medal of distinction — the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays Medal — by the Emperor of Japan for his contribution to American and Japanese relations in culture, education and in economic development.
Neil Jackson is an architect and architectural historian and currently the President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. He is the Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool in London as well as being a Professorial Research Associate and a member of the Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London.
Damiana Lucia Paternò graduated from the Venice University Institute of Architecture (2008) and then obtained a PhD in the Preservation of Architectural Heritage from the Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on the restoration of Palladian buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since 2008 she has been a teaching assistant at IUAV and is currently a research fellow there.
Cindy Nguyen is a design professional and an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England. Cindy is the former director and an instructor for the Paris architecture program at The Catholic University of America. She has worked with French architecture firms Architecture Studio and Reset-Studio and has recently been collaborating with D.C. based firm //3877.
Francesco Marcorin, PhD is a visiting professor of Architectural History at Union College’s international program in Florence, Italy. Francesco was a Sydney Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation at the Italian Academy at Columbia University in New York, and served as an assistant curator at the Palladio Museum in Vicenza in 2016. His research focuses on Renaissance architecture.
Eytan Fichman is an architectural educator, architect and artist. He has been a faculty member at Hanoi Architectural University since 2010 teaching design, visual studies and theory, while assisting school leadership as a curriculum development consultant for the Advanced Training Program in Architecture. Fichman was the 1981 Ames Traveling Scholar in Japan while attending Boston Architectural College. While at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for his M.
Stanley Hallet, FAIA is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America, where he taught courses in Islamic Architecture, Architecture and the Moving Image, and Studio Design. Stanley’s interest in Maghrebian Architecture began as an early Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunis, Tunisia, and he recently returned from lecturing and leading workshops in architectural studio at the Université Tunis Carthage.
Nancy Dunton is a consultant specializing in the creation of programs about architecture. The co-author of A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal published in 2016, she currently teaches Reading the City: Montreal and its neighbourhoods at the McGill School of Architecture.
Rolf Achilles is an independent art historian, curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and adjunct faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A writer and lecturer on various topics related to preserving American artistic and architectural heritage, Mr. Achilles is the author of several books on Chicago architecture and commerce. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2013.
Architectural Historian, Professor of Architecture, and Associate Dean of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Ethel’s work engages mid-century modernism, its preservation, and the roles of women in its chronicle. A prolific scholar, her work has been recognized by Preserve Arkansas and the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians.