Faculty Areas of Expertise

Arlie Adkins

Arlie Adkins

Associate Professor of Urban Planning

Program Chair, MS Urban Planning Program

Chair, Council of Faculty Members

Areas of Expertise
  • Transportation
  • Walkability
  • Affordable housing
  • Health and safety disparities
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
Sandra Bernal-Cordova

Sandra Bernal-Cordova

Lecturer

Areas of Expertise
  • Arid lands with emphasis in the built environment and health due to climate change
  • Cultural implications of sustainability
  • Environmental impacts of education
Brian Bidolli

Brian Bidolli

Lecturer in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Real estate development
  • Transportation
  • Smart cities
  • Business and finance
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
Kelly Cederberg

Kelly Cederberg

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Design thinking
  • Parks and public spaces
  • Landscape design and site analysis
  • Urban 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
Gina Chorover

Gina Chorover

Lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture

Chair, Heritage Conservation Certificate Program

Areas of Expertise
  • Historic preservation documentation programs
  • Cultural and historic landscapes
  • History and sociology of public space
  • Cities and placemaking

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
Kristina Currans

Kristina Currans

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Transportation
  • Travel Behavior
  • Land development
  • Transportation Impact Analyses/Studies
  • E-scooters
  • Off-street parking
Kersu Dalal

Kersu Dalal

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban design
  • Regional planning
  • Mixed-use development
  • Campus planning
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
Kirk Dimond

Kirk Dimond

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Renewable energy landscapes
  • Landscape performance
  • Site design and construction
  • Landscape grading and drainage
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
Erika Ebermann Vera

Erika Ebermann Vera

Global Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Interior design
  • Historic preservation and restoration
  • Retail development
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
Jay Habansky

Jay Habansky

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development

Areas of Expertise
  • Land use practice and law
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Resiliency planning
  • Transit-oriented development
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

Associate Professor of Architecture

Program Chair, Master of Science in Architecture

Director, UA RESTRUCT

Areas of Expertise
  • Building physics
  • Critical material practice
  • Environmentally adaptive design
  • Emerging building technologies
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Nicole Iroz-Elardo

Assistant Research Professor of Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Planning
  • Public health
  • Transportation
  • Equity
Joey Iuliano

Joey Iuliano

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Active transportation
  • Bicycle planning
  • Urban planning
  • Science and decision-making

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
Lauri Macmillan Johnson

Lauri Macmillan Johnson

Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Linus Kafka, PhD, JD

Linus Kafka

Professor of Practice in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Zoning and local planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Historic preservation law and policy
  • Urban history
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
Ladd Keith

Ladd Keith

Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments

Chair of Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban planning
  • Climate change
  • Climate action planning
  • Extreme heat
Kenneth Kokroko

Kenneth J. Kokroko

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Community-based participatory planning and design
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • greenway and urban trail planning and design
  • Design theories of landscape infrastructure
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
Shujuan Li, PhD

Shujuan Li

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Margaret Livingston, PhD

Margaret Livingston

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban wildlife habitat establishment and preservation
  • Water conserving practices in urban environments
  • Resilient landscapes for urban microclimates in arid environments
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)
James Marian

James Brian Marian

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development

Areas of Expertise
  • Real estate valuation and analysis
  • Real estate finance and investment
  • Real estate development
  • Commercial real estate sales and brokerage
  • Real estate industry ethics

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
Travis Mueller

Travis Mueller

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Arthur C. Nelson

Arthur C. Nelson

Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

Professor of Geography, Development and Environment

Areas of Expertise
  • Demographics and the built environment
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Urban containment policies and outcomes
  • Efficient development patterns
Morgan Oster

Morgan Oster

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Design and graphic communication
Roy R. Pachecano

Roy R. Pachecano

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development

Areas of Expertise
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Land use and zoning
  • Real estate finance
Robert Perkins

Robert Perkins

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Sustainability
  • Building technology
  • Construction documents
  • Parametric design methodologies
Gary Pivo

Gary Pivo

Professor of Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

Dean

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Landscape architecture
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Heritage conservation
  • Urban reform history
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

Ida Sami

Graduate Associate in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban planning
  • Thermal comfort
  • Climate change
  • Urban climate and extreme heat
Erik Schmahl

Erik Schmahl

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Garden design
  • Public space and capitalism
  • Psychogeography
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

Esther Sternberg

Esther Sternberg

Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning (Joint Appointment)

Professor of Medicine and Psychology

Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine

Areas of Expertise
  • Design and health
  • Wellbeing in the built environment
  • Wearable and stationary devices
  • Integrative medicine and health in the built and natural environments
Eric Sterner

Eric Sterner

Lecturer in Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Architecture and design
  • Architectural theory and practice
  • Arid-regionalism
Phillip Stoker

Philip Stoker

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban water sustainability
  • Rural and gateway community planning
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Inferential statistics
Shawn Swisher

Shawn Swisher

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture

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

Chris Trumble

Associate Professor of Architecture

Chair, Master of Architecture Program

Siri Beidler Trumble

Lecturer in Architecture

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
Kenny Wong

Kenny H. Wong

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Affordable housing and housing policy
  • Design research
  • Urban humanities
  • Engaged scholarship
Bo Yang

Bo Yang

Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Associate Dean for Research

Interim Director, The Drachman Institute

Areas of Expertise
  • Green infrastructure
  • Landscape performance
  • Community planning and design
  • Stormwater management
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)
Adriana Zuniga

Adriana Zuniga

Assistant Research Scientist

Areas of Expertise
  • Green infrastructure and environmental justice
  • Urban resilience
  • Urban design
  • Water security