Faculty Profile

Elena Cánovas Oct. 28, 2020

Building a Common Vision: Elena Cánovas, Professor of Practice in Architecture

Professor of Practice in Architecture Elena Cánovas, who came to CAPLA in 2017 from Barcelona, views service as "being a part of a community that works together to build a common vision. This is a fundamental role of architects in society.”

Clare Robinson Sept. 29, 2020

Passionate About Learning: Clare Robinson, Associate Professor of Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Clare Robinson, who joined CAPLA in 2012, explores how the everyday built environment facilitated the definition of social and aesthetic norms, and how professional designers used modern architecture and planning paradigms to define middle-class activities and spaces during the mid-20th century.

Jesús Robles Sept. 15, 2020

Poetics of Space: Jesús Robles, Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Robles, who teaches Techne 2 and second-year studios and is a principal at DUST Architects, has a focus that "oscillates between sustainable material development and poetics of space."

Courtney Crosson Sept. 7, 2020

Beyond the Studio: Courtney Crosson, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson joined CAPLA in 2016. She enjoys connecting students’ academic knowledge with real projects in the community, with a particular focus on water in the built environment and community outreach.

Philip Stoker and his dog Scraps Aug. 18, 2020

Multidisciplinary Research Guides Teaching: Philip Stoker, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Philip Stoker joined CAPLA in 2016. He researches how cities and neighborhoods can be designed and planned so that they have fewer negative environmental impacts.

Infill house Aug. 6, 2020

Challenging the Norm: Susannah Dickinson, Associate Professor of Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Susannah Dickinson, who joined CAPLA in 2009 after practicing architecture full-time, sees teaching and research as an opportunity for personal growth and lifelong learning and also a chance to give back to the next generation of architects.

Altaf Engineer July 31, 2020

Improving Design Outcomes: Altaf Engineer, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer, who joined CAPLA in 2017, has always felt a deep responsibility to apply his knowledge and skills to address critical health, social and environmental issues affecting humans worldwide.

Brian Bidolli July 24, 2020

Cities as Harmony: Brian Bidolli, Lecturer in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Lecturer in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning Brian Bidolli joined CAPLA in 2017. In addition to teaching in the Master of Real Estate Development program, he conducts market research programs for the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.

Arthur C. Nelson July 23, 2020

Reshaping the Built Environment: Arthur C. Nelson, Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

Professor of Real Estate Development Arthur C. Nelson joined CAPLA in 2014. He is a leading researcher on transit-oriented development and how shifting demographics change housing demand and metropolitan development patterns.

James Brian Marian July 4, 2020

Our Ever-Changing Marketplace: James Brian Marian, Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development James Brian Marian began at CAPLA in 2018. With a background in commercial real estate development, he not only teaches but also strives to help students find internships and career opportunities.

Kristina Currans teaching July 2, 2020

Untangling Silos: Kristina Currans, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Kristina Currans, who has a background in civil engineering, began at CAPLA in 2017. She has a wide variety of research and other interests, with a particular focus on land-use development and transportation planning.

Damon Leverett June 27, 2020

The Intersection of Architecture and Technology: Damon Leverett, Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Senior Lecturer in Architecture Damon Leverett began at CAPLA in 2019. With a background in computer science and architecture, he brings a rich mix of architectural technology and systems design experience to the college.

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