Faculty Work


Bill Bergman

Fabrication Lab Manager Bill Bergman Office: Greene Building, Room # 014 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-6870 Bio {SOON} Website: {website adress}  

Nass Boutique Store

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

Adjunct Professor Francis Bitonti Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: {email} Phone: 518-276-4060 Bio 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 […]


Jonas Braasch

Assistant Professor Jonas Braasch Office: Greene Building, Room # 203 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-3864 Bio Jonas Braasch is an Assistant 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 […]


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

Adjunct Professor Xuedi Chen Office: Greene Building, 102 Email: chenx19@rpi.edu Phone: (518) 276-4060 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. […]

Changing Room (installation, 2011)

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 […]

Ceiling Partition Prototype

Gustavo Crembil

Assistant 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 […]

Bodies Moving

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, […]


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 […]


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

Adjunct Professor Melanie Fessel Office: Greene Building, 102 Phone: (518) 276-4060 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 […]


Mariana Figueiro

Associate 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 Associate Professor at […]

JUJU, Restaurant/ Bar.

Fareh Garba

Recent Faculty Fareh Garba Bio {Coming Soon}      


Matthew Gindlesparger

Assistant Professor Matthew Gindlesparger Office: CASE / NYC Email: gindlm@rpi.edu Phone: 212-618-3959 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 […]


Oliver Holmes

Adjunct Professor Oliver Holmes Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: holmeo@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 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 […]


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

Adjunct Professor Mitchell Joachim Office: Greene Building, 102 Email: jochm@rpi.edu Phone: (518) 276-4060 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 […]


Ed Keller

Adjunct Professor Ed Keller Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: kellee2@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 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] […]


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.

Varun Kohli

Adjunct Professor Varun Kohli Office: Greene Building, 1st Floor Email: *protected email*ohliv@rpi.edu Phone: 212 – 618 – 3959 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 […]

Carlsberg Competition, Denmark.

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 […]

University of Scranton Loyola Science Center (photo credit: Robert Benson)

Courtney Laflin

Adjunct Professor Courtney Laflin Office: Greene Building 102 Email: laflic2@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-6464   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 […]


Will Laufs

Bedford Chair Visiting Faculty: Will Laufs Office: Greene Building Email: laufsw@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 BIO 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 […]


Carla Leitao

Adjunct Professor Carla Leitao Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-4060   Bio 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 […]

Russ Leslie.

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, […]

GE healthyimagination Showcase. 2009

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

Associate Professor Ivan Markov Office: Greene Building, Room 006 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-2011 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 […]


Mark Mistur

Associate Professor & Associate Dean Mark Mistur Office: Greene Building, Room # 302 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-6868 Bio Mark Mistur is the 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 […]


Murat Mutlu

Adjunct Professor Murat Mutlu Office: Greene Building, 102 Phone: 518-276-4060 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 […]


Nadarajah Narendran

Professor Nadarajah Narendran Office: Gurley Building, LRC 3rd Floor Email: narenn2@rpi.edu Phone: 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

Lecturer Ted Ngai Office: Greene Building, Room # 304 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8718 or 212-618-3959 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 […]

All Utopias Fell, 2005-2010

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 […]

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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: […]


Elena Perez Guembe

Adjunct Professor Elena Perez Guembe Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: guembe@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 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 […]

Photograph of Dark Places exhibition design installed at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

Chris Perry

Assistant Professor. Head of Graduate Studies Director, Geofutures: Post Professional Program in Architecture and Urbanism Chris Perry Office: Greene Building, Room # 212C Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-4785 Bio Chris Perry is a graduate of Columbia University where he completed a Master of Architecture in 1997 with an Award for Excellence in Design.  After ten […]


Alexander Pincus

Adjunct Professor. Green Building, 102. 518-276-6464


John Pocorobba

Adjunct Professor John Pocorobba Office: Greene Building, Room 102 Email: pocorj@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 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 […]


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

Adjunct Professor M. Casey Rehm Office: Greene Building, Room # 102 Email: rehemm@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-4060 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 […]


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 […]


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

Assistant Professor & Head of Graduate Studies Andrew Saunders Office: Greene Building, Room # 112 Email: *protected email* Phone: 518-276-8435 Bio Andrew Saunders is 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 […]


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 […]


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.

Kyle Stover

Adjunct Professor Kyle Stover Office: Greene Building, First Floor Email: stovek@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-6466 Bio Kyle Stover is an architect practicing in New York City and currently teaching at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He holds a Masters of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.  He has previously worked […]

Lauren Thomsen

Adjunct Faculty Lauren Thomsen Office: Greene Building, first floor Email: thoms13@rpi.edu Phone: 518-276-6464 Bio Lauren Thomsen, a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she was awarded the Henry Adams AIA medal as well as the Founders award of Excellence.  She currently works as an architectural designer […]


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 […]

British Council.

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 […]

Mariposa De Acero

Jason Vollen

Associate Professor & CASE Associate Director Jason Vollen Office: 14 Wall Street 24th Floor, New York NY 10005 Email: vollej@rpi.edu Phone: 212.618.3965 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 […]


Julia Watson

Recent Faculty. Julia Watson Office: Greene Building, Room # 009 Email: *protected email* Phone:518-276-6861 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 […]

Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, Sports Center, 2012.

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

Associate 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 […]


Evan Douglis, Professor


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