Architecture Degree Program
Anna L Koosmann is an NCARB registered architect and assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Architecture. She is specializing in design-build with a focus in participatory design that engages students on small, community projects to generate positive impact. Anna serves as the practice stream coordinator and teaches architecture design studios and courses in professional practice.
Previously, Anna worked for two years in the Philippines establishing the first, Filipino design-build program at Foundation University from 2012-2014 and returned on a Fulbright to research and institutionalize the program in 2015. Her research, “Evaluating the First Filipino Design-Build University Program”, received an EDRA CORE award in 2018.
Koosmann received a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude, and Art History Minor from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She holds an architecture license in Washington state and has gained years of award winning experience at SOM Chicago, SS&W Seattle, and MSR Minneapolis. She has been a consulting architect since 2014 serving non-profit organizations and businesses on small, community projects; such as ArtReach St. Croix’s mobile art gallery and SuperCharge! Foods community juice bar and production space. A co-founder of a Seattle-based grassroots design-build coalition, TiLT, and a SEED Network member, Koosmann has collaborated with culturally-diverse and economically-challenged communities in the U.S. and abroad, including: Seattle’s Tent City encampments, affordable housing for the Yakama Nation in Washington, and Estudio Damgo Design-Build in the Philippines. An active artist, she has exhibited artworks and temporary, site-specific installations domestically and internationally.