Architecture

Visiting Faculty + Scholars

2014–15 Visiting Faculty and Scholars
 

Sheila Kennedy

Sheila Kennedy

Sheila Kennedy

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Visiting Professor of Architecture

Sheila kennedy is principal at Kennedy & Violich Architecture (http://www.kvarch.net/). Kennedy received her Bachelor's Degree in history, philosophy and literature from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. Kennedy studied architecture at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and received the Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where she won the SOM National Traveling Fellowship and was graduated with Distinction, the School's highest academic honor. As Associate Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Kennedy was Director of the M Arch II Program from 1991-1995 and is currently Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT.

Sheila Kennedy is the 2014-15 Berkeley-Rupp Professor of Architecture. The Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize awards a distinguished practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to promoting the advancement of women in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community.  Designed as a period for regeneration, this unique opportunity provides recipients with the chance to engage in creative scholarly pursuits during a semester-long professorship at the College of Environmental Design (CED) at UC Berkeley. During their residency at CED, recipients have access to the college’s resources and the broader University of California, Berkeley network of scholars. For more information, please visit: http://rupp.ced.berkeley.edu/


Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, Spring 2015

Michael Bell is Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. Bell chairs the Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials and is also Director of the Master of Architecture Program Core Design Studios. Bell’s design work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Venice Biennale; The Yale School of Architecture; The University Art Museum, Berkeley; and at Arci-Lab, France. Bell has received four Progressive Architecture Awards, and work is also included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Books by Michael Bell include Engineered Transparency: The Technical, Visual, and Spatial Effects of Glass; 16 Houses: Designing the Public’s Private House; Michael Bell: Space Replaces Us: Essays and Projects on the City; and Slow Space. Bell has taught at Berkeley, Rice University, MIT and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has also been a visiting professor at University of Michigan as the Saarinen Professor of Architecture. His recently completed Binocular House is featured in Metropolis, Casabella, and in Kenneth Frampton’s American Masterwork Houses.

The professorship is supported by the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professorship in the Practice of Architecture Fund.


Stanley Saitowitz

Stanley Saitowitz

Stanley Saitowitz

Joseph Esherick Visiting Professors of Practice in Architecture, Spring 2015

Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot Noyes Professor, Harvard University GSD (1991-2), the Bruce Goff Professor, University of Norman, Oklahoma (1993), UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, and University of Texas at Austin. He has given more than 300 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., has completed numerous buildings and projects. These have been residential, commercial and institutional. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades. These projects have received national and international recognition. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.

This professorship is supported by funds from the Joseph Esherick Endowed Fund.


Jim Jennings

Jim Jennings

Jim Jennings

Joseph Esherick Visiting Professors of Practice in Architecture, Spring 2015

As a California architect, Jim Jennings has a deeply embedded connection to the geometries of landscape and to the abstract and variable qualities of natural light.  The forms of his buildings respond to both: designed in harmony with the environment, they are supremely habitable spaces marked by a refinement of detail. Design emanates from the site, from the clues and conditions found there.  Each physical circumstance suggests a particular expression of scale, space and material.  Jennings believes a great building is one that is rational, poetic and sustainable . – . and projects a quiet strength.

Founded in 1975, Jim Jennings Architecture practice is run as a studio in which I am intimately involved with each project through design and construction – and where the sole purpose is making timeless architecture that optimally serves its function.

This professorship is supported by funds from the Joseph Esherick Endowed Fund.


mark Smout

Mark Smout

Mark Smout

Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, Fall 2014

Mark Smout and his partner, Laura Allen, are principals at Smout Allen and are Senior Lecturers at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Their work takes two routes, architectural competitions, where the particular rigor of the competition brief, site and program provide the basis for new investigations and, conceptual design projects which test out the agenda and methodology of the design research practice. Smout Allen focuses on the dynamic relationship between the natural and the man made and how this can be revealed to enhance the experience of the architectural landscape. Smout received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Northrth London and his Diploma of Architecture from University College London. 

This professorship is supported by funds from the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professorship in the Practice of Architecture Fund.


2013–14 Visiting Faculty and Scholars
 

Elena Manferdini

Elena Manferdini

Elena Manferdini

Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, Spring 2014

Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later received her Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).

In 2004 she founded Atelier Manferdini, a design based office in Los Angeles, California. The firm has been highly visible as an advocate of design excellence and has been recognized internationally for its ability to create imaginative architecture, art and product design. The office is based on a multi-scale work methodology and embraces the philosophy that design can participate in a wide range of multidisciplinary developments that define our culture.

Elena Manferdini was recently awarded the 2013 Graham Award for architecture, she received the 2013 ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence, and she was selected as recipient for the Education of the Year presidential award given by the AIA Los Angeles. In 2011 she was one of the recipients of the prestigious annual grants from the United States Artists (USA) in the category of architecture and design. Finally her Blossom design for Alessi received the Good Design Award in 2011.

Currently Atelier Manferdini is constructing a permanent art installation for the Hubert Humphrey Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. She recently completed the design and construction of two commercial stores on Abbott Kinney (Venice CA), an art pavilion for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Last year she completed a cruise boat in Kyoto (Japan) and a fabric installation for Seika University. The office recently completed two large scale projects in New York and United Kingdom; an interactive installation for Sephora’s newly opened scent museum in New York’s Meatpacking District, and an “Inverted Crystal Cathedral” art piece for the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in the UK, sponsored by swarovski. In the past the office was also working on designing a single family villa in Ascona (Switzerland), a 250,000 sq.ft. master plan in Macerata (Italy) including 80 apartments, a museum and an open theater. Atelier Manferdini has been selected to design a 150,000 sq.ft. residential tower in Guiyang (China) along with other 10 leading design firms from around the world. The firm has collaborated with internationally renowned companies such as: Swarovski, Sephora, Driade, MTV, Fiat, Nike, Alessi, Ottaviani, Moroso, Valentino, Arktura and Lerival.

In 2006 Ms. Manferdini was invited to design the West Coast Pavilion representing the USA at the Beijing Biennale in the Chinese Millennium Museum. In 2008, 2010 and 2013 she curated the West Coast USA session of the Beijing Biennale exhibition. She has lectured widely, including at MIT, Princeton, GSD and Bauhaus.

In addition to leading her design practice, in the past 10 years Elena Manferdini has been teaching architectural design studios and technology seminars for the Graduate and Undergraduate programs at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Currently she is the Coordinator of the Graduate Thesis Program at SCI-Arc. She has also held Visiting Professor positions at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California Berkeley and Seika University.

This professorship is supported by funds from the Joseph Esherick Endowed Fund.


David Baker

David Baker
Image credit: Gregory Crowley

David Baker

Joseph Esherick Visiting Professor of Practice, Fall 2013

David Baker founded San Francisco-based David Baker Architects in 1982, and in 1996 was selected as Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The firm has received more than 160 architectural design awards and honors, including six national AIA awards. David Baker + Partners Architects was chosen by the AIA California Council as the 2012 Distinguished Practice. In 2009, Baker received the Hearthstone Builders Humanitarian Award, being honored as one of the 30 most influential people in the housing industry of the past 30 years. He was also recently inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Builders Hall of Fame for Design Excellence for his legacy of work in sustainable affordable housing. Previous academic appointments include the Bruce Goff Creative Visiting Chair at the University of Oklahoma and the John Portman Visiting Critic at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served on the Board of Directors at SPUR and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Baker holds an M.Arch. from UC Berkeley and a B.Phil. from Thomas Jefferson College.

This professorship is supported by funds from the Joseph Esherick Endowed Fund.


Jason Young

Jason Young

 
Jason Young

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2013

Jason Young is Associate Professor of Architecture and 2012–2013 Helmet K. Stern Professor in the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. His academic research explores contemporary conditions of American urbanism in a post-city, digitally organized culture. Young is currently working on a book-length project tentatively titled Skirmishes with the Macrophenomenal: Letting Go of the City. The book explores franchise space, digital culture, and the emergence of a “database subject,” a new type of urban subject whose agency is constructed by big data. From 2008 to 2012, Young coordinated the Master of Science Design Research (MS_DR) program at the University of Michigan. MS_DR explored the affiliations between institutions, urban territory, and contemporary digital culture. Young was a contributing co-editor of Stalking Detroit (Barcelona: ACTAR 2001), an anthology of essays, projects, and photographs offering a provocative description of the city of Detroit during the 1990s. Ongoing work includes two collaborative book projects: FieldTrips, which examines bigbox establishments and franchise space, attempting a cultural assessment of their potency, and an edited volume entitled city building that explores a number of contemporary urban themes through intensive analyses of single buildings and landscapes.

A licensed builder, Young was co-founder and partner of WETSU, a design+build practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from 2000 to 2006. WETSU was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of twenty-five notable emerging practices worldwide in 2003 and was awarded a 2006 Michigan AIA Award. In 2007, Young initiated YARD, an independent construction studio and design practice based in Ann Arbor. YARD trades size for involvement, and thinks twice about it.

Young holds an M.Arch. from Rice University and a B.S. in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

This professorship is supported by funds from the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professorship in the Practice of Architecture Fund.


Ray Gastil

Ray Gastil

 
Ray Gastil

Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, Fall 2013

Ray Gastil is a city planner and urban designer active in practice and education. He established Gastilworks, a consulting practice in Seattle, Washington, to connect innovative program and design concepts to the pragmatic challenges of making extraordinary projects and places, grounded in their communities. His expertise includes comprehensive city and regional planning, with a focus on planning and urban design guidelines and incentive frameworks for campuses, mixed-use districts, arts districts, waterfront redevelopment and public spaces. Experienced in working with large, complex teams of built-environment professionals, his work in non-profit and government leadership has included strategic planning, division and team management, and designer selection, including design competitions. Forthcoming writing includes Success Looks Different Now: Design and Cultural Vitality in Lower Manhattan. As Chair in Design Innovation and as a visiting professor at Penn State from 2012 to 2013, he conducted an urban-focused landscape architecture studio and a symposium on campus urbanism.

Gastil's background includes serving as city planning director in Seattle, Washington; director of the Manhattan office of New York City's Department of City Planning; founding director of the Van Alen Institute, a program of competitions, exhibitions, publications, and studios; and regional and transit-oriented design director for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Regional Plan Association.

Gastil holds an M.Arch. from Princeton University and a B.A. in comparative literature from Yale University.

This professorship is supported by funds from the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professorship in the Practice of Architecture Fund.


Lis Ogbu

Liz Ogbu

 
Liz Ogbu

Lecturer in Architecture

A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz Ogbu focuses on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments around the world. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to leading a design workshop at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Ogbu has a long history of engagement in the design for social impact movement. Currently, she has her own multidisciplinary consulting practice that works with nonprofits, municipalities, and companies to tackle wicked social problems through creative transformations of places, systems, and communities. Her clients include the Nike Foundation and PG&E. Her network of collaborators has been equally dynamic, including the likes of HealthxDesign, envelope a+d, FOURM design+build, and Rebar. In 2011, she was part of the inaugural class of Innovators-in-Residence at IDEO.org, IDEO’s sister nonprofit dedicated to fostering global poverty reduction through design and innovation. Prior to that, she was design director at Public Architecture, a national nonprofit mobilizing designers to create social change.

In addition to her practice work, Ogbu has had a long commitment to bringing social impact work into the classroom, where her courses and research explore opportunities at the intersection of design, innovation, and community engagement. She has taught at the California College of the Arts and at the d.school at Stanford University. Ogbu has written for and been profiled in publications such as Places Journal, Metropolis, Core 77 and the Journal of Urban Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Rotterdam Biennale, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Ogbu earned a B.A. in architecture from Wellesley College and an M.Arch. from Harvard University.

This teaching position is supported by funds from the Eva Li Endowment.


2012–13 Visiting Faculty and Scholars

Edwin Chan

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2012

Edwin Chan recently established EC3 in Los Angeles after over 25 years with Frank O. Gehry & Associates and later Gehry Partners, where he was the design partner on many of the firm’s most significant cultural and institutional projects. His professional work spans a variety of programs and scales, from master planning to furniture, and includes exhibition and set design. A partial list of notable projects includes: the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, the American Center in Paris, the Novartis International Office Building in Basel, the Art of the Motorcycle Exhibition at the Guggenheim NYC, Bilbao and Las Vegas, and sets for the operas "Tannhauser" and "Ariade aug Naxos" at the Los Angeles Opera.

Chan has lectured and exhibited his work internationally and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and the University of Southern California. He has garnered multiple awards and distinctions for his work, including most recently the "Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" from the Republic of France. Chan received his B.A in Architecture from UC Berkeley and his M.Arch. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is a licensed architect in California and New York.

Mitchell Squire

Visiting Associate Professor, Fall 2012

Mitchell Squire is an architect, artist, storyteller, toymaker and provocateur. He is also an associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University. In 2010 he was a resident at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine as well as one of seven artists to receive the Midwestern Voices and Visions award from the Alliance of Artists Communities, spending five weeks in residence at Ox-Bow a Michigan school affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his B.A. in architecture and M.Arch. from Iowa State University. He joined that faculty in 2001 and teaches, among other courses, a seminar on ethics and esthetics titled "Goodness and Beauty" and a design studio on toys and the role of playfulness, curiosity, and "trouble-making" in intellectual development and problem-solving. Exhibitions of his work include "TOYZ: and other thoughtful objects for hours of play," "Storied Toy: The Emotional and Imaginative Relationship Between a Boy and His Toys (plus a few other things)," and "Still Life with Peaches (and a little black boy atop a spotted pony)."

Squire has held visiting appointments at Grinnel College, the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan. He has lectured and exhibited his work widely including at UC Berkeley. His work "Inside the White Cube" will be exhibited this fall at The White Cube, London, England. Among his accomplishments, Squire was recently named a "Future Great" in 2012 by Art Review Magazine.

Koji Tsutsui

Joseph Esherick Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2012

Koji Tsutsui founded Koji Tsutsui and Associates in 2004 and maintains offices in both Tokyo and San Francisco. He earned a B.Arch. from the University of Tokyo and an M.Arch. from The Bartlett at University College London. Prior to establishing his own firm, Tsutsui worked six years for renowned architect Tadao Ando.

Tsutsui has earned international recognition for his work, which merges morphological and cultural interests. He was recently awarded the prestigious 2012 Architectural League Prize. Koji Tsutsui and Associates’s InBetween house received a 2011 World Architecture Festival Award in the Villa Category and was named to Architectural Record‘s Record Houses. Tsutsui was also part of Architectural Record‘s Design Vanguard in 2011 and in 2009, the office’s Annular Orphanage was a Finalist for the Global Holcim Award.

Mason White

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Spring 2013

Mason White is an assistant professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design at the University of Toronto and partner in Lateral Office.

Lateral Office was founded in 2003 by Mason White and Lola Sheppard and is an experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape and urbanism. The studio describes its practice process as a commitment to “design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, urgent questions in the built environment,” engaging in the “wider context and climate of a project – social, ecological, or political.”  Lateral Office is committed to an architecture that responds directly to the demands of the 21st century – and the subsequent new typologies made possible by an architecture that brazenly confronts today. Recent work and research focuses on powerful design relationships between public realm, infrastructure, and the environment.

White and Sheppard are co-authors of Pamphlet Architecture: Coupling / Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism. Additionally, their work has been featured in Newsweek, Globe & Mail, Architectural Record, Canadian Architect, Fast Company, and numerous other journals, magazines and blogs.

White and Sheppard are also founding directors of InfraNet Lab, a research lab on logistics, infrastructures, and spatial networks. InfraNet Lab is editor of the journal Bracket: Architecture, Environment, Digital Culture, published by Actar, with funding from the Graham Foundation.

The work of Lateral Office has been recognized with several awards and merits including: the 2011 Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction Gold Award; the 2011 Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York; and the 2010 Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome.

Mason received his B.Arch. from Virginia Tech and his M.Arch. from Harvard. He has taught at Harvard University, Cornell University, Ohio State University and California College of the Arts.


2011–12 Visiting Faculty and Scholars

Benjamin Aranda + Christopher Lasch

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professors of Practice, Spring 2012

Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch established Aranda\Lasch in 2003. A New York-based architectural studio dedicated to experimental research and innovative building, Aranda\Lasch has designed buildings, installations and objects through a deep investigation of materials and structure. Winners of the United States Artists Award and Young Architects Award in 2007, their early architectural projects are the subject of the book, Pamphlet Architecture #27: Tooling. Aranda\Lasch has exhibited their work internationally in galleries and institutions dealing with design and architecture. In 2008 they were commissioned by the MoMA in New York to produce a large-scale installation in the museum. They collaborated with Matthew Ritchie on The Morning Line on a work commissioned by TBA-21 that has travelled to Venice, Seville, Istanbul and Vienna. In addition to commercial and residential projects in New York, the studio completed a 42,000 square foot temporary structure for Design Miami in 2009. Aranda\Lasch were featured in both the 2008 and 2010 Venice Architecture Biennials. Aranda\Lasch continually develops experimental furniture products that explore new concepts in fabrication and assembly, most recently in partnership with the fashion brand Fendi, collaborating directly with Silvia Venturini Fendi. Aranda\Lasch are represented by Johnson Trading Gallery in New York.

Wes Jones

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2011

Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture, a California-based architectural practice founded in 1993. Previously, Jones had been the Design Partner at HHPJ in San Francisco, where his technologically inspired designs for completed buildings and theoretical projects received acclaim for their critical engagement with the contemporary cultural scene and their disciplinary sophistication. His eight Progressive Architecture Design Awards include recognition for the Astronauts' Memorial at Kennedy Space Center and the $180M South Campus Chiller Plant for UCLA. The work of J,P:A and HHPJ has been featured in many publications and exhibited widely. A recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, Jones has lectured internationally on technology and the work of the firm, and has taught in the schools of Architecture at Harvard, Princeton, IIT, Columbia, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Ohio State University, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Jones received the A.B. with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley in 1980, and the M.Arch. with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1983. In the fall of 2007, Princeton Architectural Press published their second monograph of his work, covering the period from 1998 to date, titled El Segundo.

Eric Kahn

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2011

Los Angeles architect Eric Kahn, formerly of COA (Central Office of Architecture), is now a partner with Russell Thomsen at IDEA Office. Since 1987, their work has sought to engage a range of issues, from architecture and urbanism to technology and design. Their recent work includes the donor wall for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the lobby of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the winning entry in the Dead Malls Competition, a new student services building at Los Angeles Community College, the VPM prototype for the Dwell Home Invitational, and a series of compelling single family houses in Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo. They were finalists in a housing competition for Livable Places and the recipient of both the Young Architects Award and the Emerging Voices series sponsored by the Architectural League of New York. A monograph of their work was published in 1997. Their work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is part of the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Kahn is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Louis Obispo and a senior faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Kahn has held the Fay Jones Chair in Architecture at the University of Arkansas and the Max Fisher Visiting Professorship at the University of Michigan with appointments at various additional schools throughout the U.S., Europe, and in Japan.

Gary Paige

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2011

Gary Paige is a principal of Gary Paige Studio, a Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary design firm engaged in projects ranging from architecture and urbanism to furniture and graphic design. Since its inception in 1985, the studio has sought to explore the terrain that fuses the pragmatic with the poetic and the material with the atmospheric. Selected past and recent work includes an awarding-winning installation for the Venice Biennale; the design and renovation of the Freight Depot for SCI-Arc; the Manifold House; and recently, his project Variegated Mat-scape was a finalist in the Los Angeles Forum Dingbat 2.0 Competition. Paige is a graduate of SCI-Arc and taught in the graduate and undergraduate programs at SCI-Arc for over 20 years, where he was the former undergraduate director and coordinator of the Visual Studies Program.

Jordi Truco

Joseph Esherick Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2011

After four years of practice in Barcelona, Jordi Truco and partner Sylvia Felipe moved to London in search of contemporary influences and design strategies based on research and investigation. During their stay in London, Felipe and Truco taught at the Architectural Association, obtained several awards, worked on a responsive and adaptable architecture research project called HybGrid, and established relationships with interesting young architects of the new international design scene. Once back in Barcelona, Felipe and Truco founded HYBRIDa, an architecture research studio in Barcelona dedicated to using new technologies as a design method including computation systems, parametric and associative software, data-driven production, and material technologies.

Because Felipe and Truco developed an interest in academia, they started teaching at ESARQ-Universitat internacional de Catalunya, where, after three years, Truco became sub-director of the master's program, "Biodigital Architecture." Felipe and Truco have taught at international academic institutions including Pratt Institute of New York, D-ARCH- ETH Zürich, The University of Reading in the United Kingdom, and HYPERBODY research at TU Dekft. Truco has also directed SIMAE, "New strategies Contemporary Techniques," an international symposium of emergent architecture.


2010–11 Visiting Faculty and Scholars

Carrie Meinberg Burke

Joseph Esherick Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2010

Carrie Meinberg Burke, AIA, is a licensed architect and industrial designer and principal of Carrie Meinberg Burke, AIA, & Kevin Burke, AIA, Architecture + Industrial Design in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her design methodology integrates an analysis/synthesis process to generate unique built form. Her work spans the range of scales, informed by ongoing research into ecology, light, health, human factors, and thermodynamics. Carrie received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale and has 28 years of design/build experience. Awards include Yale’s Feldman Prize, Virginia AIA, Richard Kelly, Graham Foundation. Published in Architectural Record, Dwell, USA Today, Lotus.

Kevin Burke

Joseph Esherick Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2010

Kevin Burke, AIA, is principal of Carrie Meinberg Burke, AIA, & Kevin Burke, AIA, Architecture + Industrial Design in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kevin spent 16 years at the international design firm of William McDonough + Partners in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was partner and Practice Director. He directed the 40-person studio, leading the establishment of offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam. He also served as lead designer on a number of the firm’s pioneering projects, including 901 Cherry offices for Gap (currently YouTube’s Headquarters), Oberlin College’s Adam Joseph Lewis Center, Park 2020 in Amsterdam, and NASA’s Sustainability Base at the Ames Research Center. Kevin guided the firm’s efforts to integrate Cradle to Cradle design strategies within building and community designs. In addition to lecturing widely about sustainable design, Kevin served as a jurist on the AIA’s Committee on the Environment Top Ten awards in 2006, and the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., in 2009.

Francisco Pardo

Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Fall 2010

Francisco Pardo is co-founder of At103, a Mexico City-based architecture firm that began operations in 2001. Prior to establishing his own firm, Francisco worked as a project designer for ChoSlade Architecture in New York City and as a designer for TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City and New York. Francisco holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Construction Direction Degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and Anahuac University (Mexico). He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute in New York, the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, the Universidad Anáhuac. Currently, he is the leading architecture professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Francisco and his company have developed over 50 architectural projects ranging from residential and commercial renovations to the design and construction of facilities such as the Ave. Fenix fire station in Mexico City. His work has been recognized with awards in Mexico and internationally. Currently At103 is developing television studios for TV Azteca, which will be the most modern and largest studio set in Latin America.


2009–10 Visiting Faculty and Scholars


2008–09 Visiting Faculty and Scholars


2007–08 Visiting Faculty and Scholars


Past Visitors