Faculty Work

Bill Bergman

Fabrication Lab Manager Bill Bergman Office: Greene Building, Room # 014 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-6870 Bio William Bergman received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Alfred University in 1996 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Studio Art/Sculpture from the College of Saint Rose. He has since been a sculpture technician […]

Ezio Blasetti

Recent Faculty Ezio Blasetti Bio M.S. AAD, GSAPP Columbia University Architectural Engineer Diploma NTUA   Ezio Blasetti co-founded ahylo, an architectural design, research and construction practice as well as “apomechanes”, an annual intensive summer studio on algorithmic processes and fabrication. Founder of algorithmicdesign.net, Ezio’s recent collaborations include maeta design, biothing, acconci studio, a|Um studio and […]

Francis Bitonti

Recent Faculty: Francis Bitonti. Francis A. Bitonti is an architect/designer and researcher based in New York. Francis holds a Masters of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Long Island University in Digital Media. Francis has worked in a variety of design offices and in disciplines ranging from architecture to industrial design. Currently Francis […]

Jonas Braasch

Associate Professor Jonas Braasch Office: Greene Building, Room # 203 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-3864 Bio Jonas Braasch is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches in the Graduate Program in Architectural Acoustics. His research interests span binaural hearing, auditory modeling, multimodal integration, sensory substitution devices, aural architecture and […]

Gabrielle Brainard

Lecturer Gabrielle Brainard Office: Greene Building, Room # 302 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8718 Bio Gabrielle Brainard, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect and educator specializing in enclosure design. She has worked as a façade consultant with Heintges and Associates, and as a senior technical architect with SHoP Architects. At SHoP, her projects included the […]

Todd Brooks

Adjunct Professor Todd Brooks Office: Greene Building, Room 202 Email: brookt@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-6464 Bio Todd L. Brooks is a partner in the firm Artec Consultants Inc, based in New York City.  His expertise and experience span all areas of architectural acoustics and broader issues of performing arts center planning. Todd has collaborated with renowned architectural firms including Cesar […]

Jeremy Carvalho

Recent Faculty. Jeremy Carvalho Bio Jeremy Carvalho holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. He has professional experience with a variety of architecture offices in Tokyo, Berlin & New York including Barkow & Leibinger Architekten, S.O.M. New York, and Eisenman Architects. Professional […]

Xuedi Chen

Recent Faculty: Xuedi Chen BIO Xuedi Chen is a Brooklyn-based designer and educator whose multidiciplinary work spans the world of industrial design, architecture, fashion, robotics, and installation. She embraces the intersection of the digital and physical with a passion towards innovative use of materials, methods, and technologies. Xuedi’s work has been exhibited around New York […]

Lonn Combs

Assistant Professor Lonn Combs Office: Greene Building, Room #304 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8718 Bio Lonn Combs studied architecture at the University of Kentucky in the United States, where he received his first professional degree in architecture in 1992. He later received a post-professional degree at Columbia University in New York City, in 2001. Lonn […]

Demetrios Comodromos

Lecturer Demetrios Comodromos Office: Greene Building, Room #304 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8718 Bio Demetrios Comodromos received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2002, and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2004 and since 2010 has been a registered and nationally accredited Architect.  Since leaving Rensselaer, Demetrios has […]

Gustavo Crembil

Associate Professor Gustavo Crembil Office: Greene Building (mezzanine), Room # 109 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-2037 Bio Gustavo Crembil holds a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Diploma of Architect from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. A former Fulbright scholar, he has received several grants and awards, among others: Unesco-Aschberg, and Argentina’s […]

Adam Dayem

Adjunct Professor Adam Dayem Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: dayema@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 Bio Adam Dayem is an architect and educator based in Brooklyn, New York.  He is the principal of actual/office, an architecture and design studio founded in 2004.  actual/office takes on a wide variety of work including multi-family housing, exhibit design, furniture […]

Brian De Luna

Lecturer: Brian De Luna Office: Greene Building, Room #102 Email: delunb@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 Bio MS. AAD. Columbia University School of Architecture Planning and Preservation B.Arch. Southern California Institute of Architecture Brian DeLuna currently works in New York City and has taught as a Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is […]

Ivi Diamantopoulou

Adjunct Professor Ivi Diamantopoulou Ivi Diamantopoulou is a designer and educator based in New York. She is design director and co-founder of New Affiliates, a firm dedicated to experimenting with known forms, techniques and materials in new ways to create work that is both textured and layered, typical and novel. There, she is currently working […]

Nancy Diniz

Assistant Professor, BSc in Building Sciences Director Nancy Diniz Office: Greene Building, 102 Email: morgan3@rpi.edu Phone: (518) 276-4060 BIO Nancy Diniz is a registered architect and researcher. Before joining RPI she held several academic positions in China, UK, Italy and in Portugal in the areas of Architecture, Interior architecture, Environmental Technology and Interactive Design. Her main research […]

Koray Duman

Recent Faculty: Koray Duman BIO Koray Duman, AlA, LEED is Principal at Buro Koray Duman Architects, based in New York City. Originally from Turkey, Duman earned a BArch from Middle Eastern Technical University. He furthered his studies at UCLA’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design with a Masters degree in Architecture. In 2009, Duman […]

Anna Dyson

Professor & CASE Director Anna Dyson Office: 14 Wall Street 24th Floor, New York NY 10005 Email: dysona@rpi.edu Phone: 212.618.3965 Bio Anna Dyson teaches design, technology, and theory at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer. She is the director of The Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE) which hosts the Graduate Program in Architectural […]

Yael Erel

Adjunct Professor Yael Erel Office: Greene Building, 102 Email: erely2@rpi.edu Phone: (518) 276-4060 BIO Yael Erel, is an architect, educator and light artist. Her architectural life interweaves light optics research with academic teaching and practice as ways to understand and explore ideas in built form. Erel is a licensed architect in New York and registered architect […]

Jefferson Ellinger

Recent Faculty Jefferson Ellinger Bio Jefferson Ellinger received his Masters of Architecture from Columbia University after completing his B.S. in Architecture from the Ohio State University. As an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he specializes in computational design techniques. Specifically, the research/teaching he undertakes is focused on developing and designing parametric relations […]

Melanie Fessel

Recent Faculty. Melanie Fessel BIO Melanie Fessel is Director of Design, Terreform ONE and Managing Editor of Ecogram. She initiated Open Network Ecology Odyssey, an interdisciplinary research enterprise based on philanthropic design principles, to integrate ecological issues into the urban environment. Melanie was an associate with the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design and worked […]

Mariana Figueiro

Professor Mariana Figueiro Office: Gurley Building, LRC 3rd Floo Email: figuem@rpi.edu Phone: 518-687-7142 Bio B.S., Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil M.S., Lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Multidisciplinary Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mariana Figueiro, Ph.D., is Light and Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic […]

Fareh Garba

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Ralph Ghoche

Recent Faculty. Ralph Ghoche. He holds a professional degree in Architecture (B. Arch, 1998) and a post-professional degree (M. Arch II) in history and theory of architecture from McGill University. In 2006, Ghoche obtained his M.Phil at Columbia University where he is currently concluding a dissertation centered on the history of ornament and organicism in nineteenth-century France. The dissertation has received support from several […]

Matthew Gindlesparger

Assistant Professor Matthew Gindlesparger Bio Matt Gindlesparger received his Masters of Architecture at the University of Arizona where he was a graduate of the Emerging Materials Technology program. He received his B.Arch from the University of Arizona and a B.S from Southern Illinois University. Born the son of a carpenter, Matt grew up to become […]

Oliver Holmes

Recent Faculty Oliver Holmes Bio Oliver Holmes’ background is in mechanical engineering, and he is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED accredited professional. He was previously Director of Facilities Planning and Design at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for over nineteen years. He has served as Director of Facilities Planning and Construction at Williams College and also […]

Fleet Hower

Adjunct Professor Fleet Hower Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: howerj@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 Bio Bachelor of Arts- Georgetown University Master of Architecture – University of Pennsylvania Master of Landscape Architecture- University of Pennsylvania Fleet Hower is a designer and educator with expertise in computational methodologies. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Master […]

Serban Ionescu

Recent Faculty: Serban Ionescu Bio B.Arch, Pratt Institute Serban Ionescu, born 1984 in Romania, and grew up in New York City, attended Pratt Institute and graduated from the Architectural program in 2007. He is currently running Serban  Ionescu Studio, a multi-disciplinary practice in drawing, painting, furniture, film and installation.  He has worked with several Architecture […]

Mitchell Joachim

Recent Faculty. Mitchell Joachim BIO Dr. Joachim, [jo-ak-um] – is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE. He is an Associate Professor at NYU and EGS in Switzerland. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society […]

Lydia Kallipoliti

Assistant Professor Lydia Kallipoliti. Office: Greene Building, M112 Email: *protected email*Phone: Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and scholar, with a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from A.U.Th in Greece, a SMArchS in design and building technology from M.I.T, as well as a Master of Arts and a PhD from Princeton University. Prior to teaching at […]

Ed Keller

Recent Faculty: Ed Keller Bio Designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist.  Ed Keller teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Parsons The New School for Design (where is also Director of the Center for Transformative Media). Prior to joining RPI, he taught at Columbia University / GSAPP [1998-2010] and SCIArc [2004-09]. With Carla Leitao he co-founded AUM Studio, an architecture […]

Ted Krueger

Associate Professor & Graduate Director Ted Krueger Office: Greene Building, Room #106 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518 276-2562 Bio Ted Krueger holds a PhD in Architecture (by design) from RMIT, and a professional Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University following graduate work in architectural history at the University of Chicago and an eclectic undergraduate […]

Varun Kohli

Recent Faculty: Varun Kohli Bio Varun founded Merge Studio in New York in 2010; a studio fundamentally grounded on principles of environmentally responsive design. He is currently heading major design projects globally incorporating a multitude of typologies including commercial, retail, multi-residential, master-planning and hospitality based projects spread out in US, India, Australia and the Caribbean. […]

Sulan Kolatan

Recent Faculty Sulan Kolatan Bio M.S. Architecture and Buidling Design, Columbia University Diploma, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen Sulan Kolatan is the Principal of KOL/MAC LLC, an architecture and design firm she co-founded with William J. Mac Donald. She is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute. Her firm has been […]

Courtney Laflin

Recent Faculty: Courtney Laflin   Bio Courtney Laflin, a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional, received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010.  After leaving Rensselaer, she began a career as an Architectural Designer for one of the country’s largest architecture and engineering firms, EYP Architecture & Engineering.  Courtney’s experience spans a variety of […]

Will Laufs

Recent Visiting Faculty (Bedford Chair): Will Laufs. Will Laufs works in the field of structural, façade engineering and specialty structures design in North America and worldwide, focusing on the use of new materials, energy efficiency, transparent glass enclosures, challenging international structures with complex geometries, and architectural building elements, where 3D structural form-finding and detailing have […]

Carla Leitao

Lecturer: Carla Leitao. Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-4060 Carla Leitao is an architect and writer that lives and works in New York, USA and Lisbon, Portugal. She is the co-founder, with Ed Keller, of AUM Studio in NY and Umasideia in Lisbon. She has taught architecture studios and seminars […]

Russ Leslie

Professor and Associate LRC Director Russ Leslie Office: LRC Third Floor Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-687-7100 Bio Russ Leslie, M.Arch., is a practicing architect, Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Associate Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC). Co-author of the proposal which established the LRC, Leslie is responsible for program development and […]

Edwin Liu

Adjunct Professor Edwin Liu Edwin Liu holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic, Pomona and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is the principal of ISOFORM, a design consultancy that pursues novel design through the creation of spaces, objects, […]

Matthew Lopez

Adjunct Professor Matthew Lopez Office: Greene Building, 102 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-4060 Matthew Lopez is an architectural designer and educator. Matthew holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Design Theory and Pedagogy from SCI-Arc. His design work and research investigate the conflation of form, aesthetics, […]

Joe MacDonald

Recent Faculty. Joe MacDonald. Bio Joe MacDonald is the founding principal of Urban A&O in New York and served as Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Harvard University for ten years. He regularly incorporates his academic research into practice at the scales of exhibition, building, landscape, and master planning and his work has […]

Ivan Markov

Recent Faculty. Ivan Markov Bio Ivan Markov holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. Degrees in Structural Engineering from Cornell University. He received M.Sc. in Architecture along with specialization in Housing and B.Sc. in CEE from Belgrade University. He specialized in FR Concrete at TH Delft. Prior to teaching at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Markov has taught at The […]

Mark Mistur

Recent Faculty: Mark Mistur. Mark Mistur was Associate Dean of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His teaching and research focuses on innovations driven by performance criteria but he remains equally concerned with phenomena, the human experience and social consequences of architecture. He studied at the ETH and at Rensselaer where he received his Master of […]

Brendan Moran

Recent Faculty: Brendan Moran. Brendan Moran is an architectural historian whose ongoing research examines the intersection of architecture and planning education during the mid-century in America, as well as the larger matter of the role of the research university in shaping various forms of professional education involving design. His essay entitled “Aesthetic Platforms” appeared in […]

Murat Mutlu

Recent Faculty: Murat Mutlu BIO Murat Mutlu is a founder and Principal of INOA | International Office of Architects. He was born and raised in Turkey, studied architecture in USA and had worked in UK, USA and Turkey. This international background has led him establishing INOA which is a USA based company that provides architecture […]

Nadarajah Narendran

Professor Nadarajah Narendran Gurley Building, LRC 3rd Floor *protected email* 518-687-7100 Bio Ph.D., Physics, University of Rhode Island M.S., Physics, University of Rhode Island B.S., Physics, University of Peradeniya Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D., is Director of Research at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Narendran is well known throughout […]

Ted Ngai

Recent Faculty. Ted Ngai Bio Ted Ngai is the founder of atelier nGai, an interdisciplinary research, design, and development laboratory, where he and his team develop advanced prototyping systems that explore the physiology of architectural, urban, and ecological environments. His main research area is titled Ecophysiological Architecture, a topic he had developed to explore the conceptual […]

Michael Oatman

Associate Professor Michael Oatman Office: Greene Building, Room # 113 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-3188 Bio Artist Michael Oatman calls his practice ‘the poetic interpretation of documents’. His collages and installations integrate thousands of found, modified and handmade components, including artifacts of material culture, painting, drawing, video, and food.  These architectural ‘unvironments’ have been installed […]

Zbigniew Oksiuta

Lecturer Zbigniew Oksiuta Office: Greene Building, Room # 304 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8718 Bio Zbigniew Oksiuta is an architect and artist experimenting with the possibility of designing biological structures.  He studied at The Faculty of Architecture, The Warsaw University of Technology. Oksiuta concentrates on reducing his research of space to the very necessary minimum: […]

Richard Peckham

Adjunct Professor Richard Peckham Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-4060 Bio Richard Peckham holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute. He is Vice President and Executive Principle of CSArch, a design firm in Albany, New York that specializes in […]

Elena Perez Guembe

Recent Faculty. Elena Perez Guembe Bio Elena Perez Guembe holds a Master in Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and an Architect Diploma from the Universidad de Navarra, Spain. She has worked with renowned architects Zaha-Hadid, and Rafael Moneo, in conception, development and execution of several projects and competitions, such as the Guggenheim […]

Chris Perry

Associate Professor. Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Director, Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture Program Chris Perry Office: Greene Building, Room # 105 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8435 Bio Chris Perry is co-principal of the experimental design practice, pneumastudio, and Associate Professor at Rensselaer Architecture where he is Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Director of […]

John Pocorobba

Recent Faculty: John Pocorobba Bio John Pocorobba holds responsibility for EYP Architecture & Engineering’s overall operations and project profitability. He leads the firm’s Venture Team, where he applies his strategic planning skills to a broad range of initiatives including business development and corporate branding. He is also charged with developing the firm’s project delivery systems and securing […]

Mark Rea

Professor & LRC Director Mark Rea Office: Gurley Building, LRC 3rd Floor Email: ream@rpi.edu Phone: 518-687-7100 Bio M.S., Biophysics, Ohio State University Ph.D., Biophysics, Ohio State University Mark S. Rea, Ph.D., is Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rea has served as Director since […]

Casey Rehm

Recent Faculty: M. Casey Rehm Bio M. Casey Rehm is a designer and algorithmic consultant based in New York.  His current research focuses on the use of non-linear generative systems and contemporary interactive technology in the production of architecture, animation, and graphic design.  He received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia […]

Alexandra Rempel

Recent Faculty: Alexandra Rempel. Alexandra Rempel, an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, is a building scientist and ecologist working to understand the lessons that existing buildings and environmental physics hold for climate-responsive design. Her research efforts in passive solar heating, passive cooling, and natural ventilation combine field studies with energy modeling to reveal […]

Stephen Reilly

Adjunct Professor Stephen Reilly Office: Greene Building, Room 102 Email: stephen.reilly.aia@gmail.com Phone: 518-276-3034 Bio Stephen F. Reilly is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional with more than 20 years’ experience working on some of the most important historic structures in the United States. He has a strong materials conservation and technical background, and he […]

Rhett Russo

Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Chair Rhett Russo Office: Email: *protected email* Phone: Rhett is a partner and the design director of the interdisciplinary design practice, Specific Objects, located in Brooklyn, NY. By situating its work at the intersection of material behavior and digital technology, the firm has gained international recognition as a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary design […]

Richard Sarrach

Recent Faculty Richard Sarrach Bio B.Arch., Pratt Institute M.S. AAD, Columbia University   Richard Sarrach is a Principal at form-ula; a multidisciplinary design practice that seeks to understand the intersection of design, engineering and its collaborative possibilities to produce high performance architecture for large and small scale projects. He specializes in computation techniques, digital material […]

Andrew Saunders

Recent Faculty: Andrew Saunders. Andrew Saunders was an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He received his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  He has significant professional experience as project designer for Eisenman Architects, Leeser Architecture and Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.  He has taught and guest lectured […]

Holger Schulze Ehring

Bedford Visiting Professor Holger Schulze Ehring Email: *protected email* Bio Holger Schulze-Ehring has eighteen years of structural and architectural design experience, with a focus on long-span, lightweight and specialty structures. He founded Büro Ehring early 2016, after a long tenure at architecture and engineering firm Santiago Calatrava and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, where he worked […]

Eunjeong Seong

Recent Faculty Eunjeong Seong Bio B.S., Inha University M.Arch., Columbia University, GSAPP   Eunjeong Seong is an architect based in New York City. Seong’s architectural and urban design work have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and presented in lectures and conferences at MoMA as well as Columbia University and PS1. Her work […]

Matthew Slattery

Adjunct Professor Mattew Slattery Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-4060 Bio Matthew Slattery works in New York City as a partner of Armory Design and Fabrication. On top of that he’s done design-build work, built and managed digital fabrication shops, done construction administration, furniture design, physical model making, digital modeling and diagramming, […]

Peter RH Stark

Recent Faculty Peter RH Stark Bio  Dr. Stark is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer and at the School of  Science in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy. He works closely with teams both at CASE, the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology in New York City and in Troy. […]

Kyle Stover

Recent Faculty : Kyle Stover Bio Kyle Stover is a designer practicing in New York City. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.  He has previously worked with Asymptote Architecture developing computational and BIM methodologies on such projects as the Strata Tower and […]

Lauren Thomsen

Adjunct Faculty Lauren Thomsen Office: Greene Building, first floor Email: thoms13@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-6464 Bio Lauren Thomsen is a registered architect and LEED AP BD+C accredited professional with over ten years of experience in the design and construction industry.  Her practice focuses on the integration of design and performance goals through interdisciplinary collaboration and the use of […]

Anthony Titus

Assistant Professor Anthony Titus Office: Greene Building, Room # 009 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-6861 Bio Anthony Titus is the founder of Anthony Titus Studio an interdisciplinary practice based in New York City. His studio has been a laboratory for the exploration of ideas related to the contemporary practices of art and architecture. Over the […]

Florencia Vetcher

Recent Faculty Florencia Vetcher Bio Florencia Vetcher holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University, where she studied under Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA, Jesse Reiser of Reiser + Umemoto and Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. She earned her Diploma of Architecture from the University of Belgrano with merit in 2003 and studied […]

Jason Vollen

Recent Faculty: Jason Vollen Bio Jason Oliver Vollen is a Registered Architect and researcher focused on emerging material technologies, specifically, the integration of energy per-formative structural ceramics, dynamic and environmental simulation, and digital fabrication. Prior to joining RPI, Vollen was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona working in the Emerging Material Technologies Research […]

Julia Watson

Recent Faculty. Julia Watson Bio Julia Watson is the founder of REDE, Studio for Research and Design and an academic lecturing at both Harvard University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Commencing her teaching career in 2009, she has instructed in undergraduate and graduate design programs, teaching core and optional design studios, thesis and built technology seminars. […]

Kelly Winn

Adjunct Professor Kelly Winn Office: Greene Building, 003 Email: winnk2@rpi.edu Phone: (518) 276-4060 BIO Kelly Winn is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an architectural researcher with the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology. His PhD dissertation focused on the application of digital parametric design optimization and fabrication tools for the […]

Tom Wiscombe

Recent Faculty Tom Wiscombe Bio Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of California Berkeley M.Arch., University of California Los Angeles Born in La Jolla, California in 1970, Tom Wiscombe is a licensed architect living in the United States. He is founder and principal of Tom Wiscombe Design, an internationally recognized contemporary design office. His work stands […]

Ning Xiang

Professor & Architectural Acoustics Program Director Ning Xiang Office: Greene Building, Room # 202 Email: xiangn@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-6464 Bio Dr. Ning Xiang earned his Ph. D. in 1990 from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) in Bochum, Germany (with advisor Prof. Dr. Jens Blauert). Dr. Xiang was then employed as a […]

Lydia Xynogala

Recent Faculty: Lydia Xynogala_ BIO Lydia Xynogala is a designer and educator. She holds an M. Arch II from Princeton, a B. Arch from The Cooper Union and a BSc from the Bartlett (UCL). At Cooper Union she was the recipient of the Irma Giustino Weiss Prize for exceptional creative potential, the George Leslie Prize for […]

Farzam Yazdanseta

Recent Faculty: Farzam Yazdanseta BIO Farzam Yazdanseta is an educator and architectural designer based in New York City. He has worked for several architectural practices in Washington DC, Maryland, and New York. At Eisenman Architects in New York City, he was the project architect and lead designer for the Eisenman Architects Gwangju Folly project for the […]


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