School of Architecture Faculty Areas of Expertise

Jonathan Bean

Jonathan Bean

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Built Environments and Marketing

Faculty Advisor, Master in Science in Architecture Sustainable Market Transformation Concentration

CUES Distinguished Fellow

Areas of Expertise
  • Building science and market transformation
  • Social Science
  • Home and Homebuilding
  • Taste and consumer culture theory
Elena Cánovas

Elena Cánovas

Professor of Practice in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Contemporary urbanity and public space
  • Collective urban housing and public amenity design
  • Multiscale architecture and urban design

Laura Carr

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Integrated design
  • Performative design
  • Culturally specific design
  • Sustainable design
Nader Chalfoun

Nader Chalfoun

Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Environmental Sciences

Areas of Expertise
  • Building simulation and design
  • Net-Zero environmental design
  • Energy code and compliance
  • Outdoor thermal comfort
  • Urban heat island mitigation design

Trevor Cordivari

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architectural lighting design
  • Daylighting
  • Design communication
Jonathan Jae-an Crisman

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman

Affiliated Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning

Assistant Professor of Public and Applied Humanities

Areas of Expertise
  • Cultural policy
  • Placemaking
  • Participation
  • Urban design
Courtney Crosson

Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor of Architecture

MS Arch Faculty Advisor, Urban Design Concentration

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban design
  • Decentralized water and energy systems
  • Net zero, net positive and sustainable resource design and evaluation
  • Urban infrastructure modeling and optimization
Cannon Daughtrey

Cannon Daughtrey

Adjunct Lecturer in Heritage Conservation

Susannah Dickinson

Associate Professor of Architecture

Faculty Advisor, MS Arch Urban Design and Independent Concentrations

Areas of Expertise
  • Design studio
  • Digital design methodologies
  • Multiscalar biomimetics and complexity
  • Contemporary architectural theory
Christopher Domin

Christopher Domin

Associate Professor of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Regional architectural technology
  • Critical practices in architecture
  • Environmentally adaptive systems
  • (Meta)Physics of light
Dennis Doxtater

Dennis Doxtater

Professor Emeritus of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Mapping
  • Landscape patterns
  • History of ritual
Altaf Engineer

Altaf Engineer

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Faculty Advisor, MS Arch Health and Built Environment concentration

Areas of Expertise
  • Health and wellbeing in the built environment
  • Daylighting
  • Social and behavioral issues
  • Indoor air quality
Eduardo Guerrero

Eduardo Guerrero

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban design
  • Architecture
  • Affordable housing
  • Neighborhood redevelopment and planning
Mary Hardin

Mary Hardin

University Distinguished Professor of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Affordable housing design and delivery
  • Design-build pedagogy
  • Rammed earth construction
  • Energy conservation strategies for affordable housing
Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman

Professor of Practice in Architecture

Laura Hollengreen

Laura Hollengreen

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Director, School of Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Ancient and medieval architecture
  • History of urbanism
  • History of ritual
  • Theories of the visual
Aletheia Ida, PhD

Aletheia Ida

Associate Professor of Architecture

Program Chair, Master of Science in Architecture

Faculty Advisor, MS Arch Emerging Building Technologies concentration

Areas of Expertise
  • Building physics
  • Critical material practice
  • Environmentally adaptive design
  • Emerging building technologies

R. Brooks Jeffery

Professor of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Heritage conservation
  • Traditional earthen materials and construction systems
  • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes
  • History of built environments in Tucson and Southwest
Claudia Kappl-Joy

Claudia Kappl-Joy

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architectural lighting and interior design
  • Applied science and advanced technology
  • Integrated design and coordination
  • Performance and wellbeing in the built environment
Michael Kothke

Michael Kothke

Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architecture and design
  • Creative process
  • Innovations in architectural pedagogy
  • Environmentally adaptive systems
  • Digital and analog tools and representation
Valerie A. Lane

Valerie A. Lane

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architectural structures and building technologies
  • Commercial and residential renovation
  • Health and the built environment
  • Multi-unit housing and mixed-use design
  • Urban infill development
Damon Leverett

Damon Leverett

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Industrial and manufacturing facilities design and architecture
  • Healthcare facilities design and architecture
  • Higher education facilities design and architecture
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion in the design arts
Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Phenomenology
  • Light and shadow
  • Materiality
  • Narrative-based design

Wendy Lotze

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Sonoran region landscape connections
  • Recreational trails planning, design and construction
  • Pedestrian transportation
Bill Mackey

Bill Mackey

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Social and political construction of space
  • Design methodologies
  • Public space
  • 19th and 20th century housing
Álvaro Malo

Álvaro Malo

Professor Emeritus of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Emerging materials technology
  • Desert land ethic (aesthetic research)
  • Modeling (heuristics, instrumentality, rheology)
  • Tectonics (ideas/materials)

Savannah McDonald

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architectural design
  • Practice management
  • Site planning
  • BIM

Jessica McQuillen

Lecturer in Architecture

Joel D. Mesik

Joel D. Mesik

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Building codes
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Director, School of Architecture

Professor of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban design
  • Design-build
  • Architectural theory
  • Academic administration
Morgan Oster

Morgan Oster

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Design and graphic communication
Robert Perkins

Robert Perkins

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Sustainability
  • Building technology
  • Construction documents
  • Parametric design methodologies
Clare Robinson

Clare Robinson

Associate Professor of Architecture

MS Arch Faculty Advisor, Heritage Conservation Concentration

Areas of Expertise
  • History and theory of modern architecture and urbanism
  • Campus architecture
  • Heritage conservation
  • Architectural design
  • Urban design
Jesús Robles

Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Sustainable material development (focus on earthen and concrete)
  • Phenomenology, place and existential space
  • Craftsmanship of matter and space
  • Professional design-build delivery
Teresa Rosano

Teresa Rosano

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architectural practice management
  • Site planning
  • Alternative building systems
Lisa Schrenk

Lisa Schrenk

Associate Professor of Architectural History

Areas of Expertise
  • World architecture and heritage
  • Design of international expositions
  • Architecture of Chicago
  • Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Ashley Simone

Lecturer in Architecture

Shawn Swisher

Shawn Swisher

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architecture and design
  • Digital fabrication
  • Methods of representation

Siri Beidler Trumble

Lecturer in Architecture

Christopher Trumble

Chris Trumble

Associate Professor of Architecture

Chair, Master of Architecture Program

Robert Vint

Robert Vint

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Arid region urban design
  • Alternative low-carbon materials design and construction
  • Affordable infill housing design and development
  • Historic preservation and adaptive reuse
Sheehan Wachter

Sheehan Wachter

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Computational design
  • Material, making and fabrication
  • Architectural representation
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Trevor Watson

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Fabrication
  • Material research
  • Design communication
Eric D. Weber

Eric D. Weber

Associate Professor of Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Design-build pedagogy
  • Materials/tectonics as generators of architectural meaning
  • Regionally responsive design
  • Phenomenology and architecture
Beth Weinstein

Beth Weinstein

Associate Professor of Architecture

MS Arch Faculty Advisor, Critical Spatial Practice Concentration

Vice Chair, Council of Faculty Members

Areas of Expertise
  • Architecture and design
  • Critical spatial practices
  • Performance and Choreography in/of Space
  • Spatial Politics
  • Public space
  • Sites of Internment
Omar Youssef

Omar Youssef

Lecturer in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments

MS Arch Faculty Advisor, Design and Energy Conservation Concentration

Areas of Expertise
  • Design and energy conservation
  • Climate analysis
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Technology integration (drones, VR, wearable devices)