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.
Sophia Gruzdys is an architect and senior lecturer 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.
David Rifkind is a professor of architectural history, theory, and design at Florida International University. His first book, The Battle for Modernism: Quadrante and the Politicization of Architectural Discourse in Fascist Italy, won the 2011 Premio James Ackerman and was published in 2012 by the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio and Marsilio Editori.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Her architectural work has won numerous design awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, is the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Architecture at Florida International University; and served as the 2015-16 National President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Her professional and academic projects – focused on coastal urban resilience and on the design of sustainable, affordable housing and infrastructurein the U.S.
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.
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.