Learn from Experts
You learn most from your fellow students.
That is true at every architecture school, but at the School of Architecture you live, eat and experience everything with your fellow learners all day long, so that you immerse yourself collectively in architecture. Because we are so small and so intense, you also have access to teachers and advisors, as well as visiting lecturers and critics, in a direct and almost continual manner. At one faculty for every three or four students, our instruction ratio is higher than that in any other graduate program of architecture in the United States. We also have a wide network of practitioners and experts who visit on a regular basis. Finally, the School attracts leading designers and thinkers to share their work and thoughts at least eight times a year in our lecture series. During their stays, they often also give workshops and critiques, and, as they stay on campus, are available on an informal basis as well.
From Frank Gehry to Erin Besler, Wolf Prix to Tatiana Bilbao to Sir David Adjaye, the lecture series has brought some of the best architects of the world to The School of Architecture. Students conduct interviews with the lecturers for the student magazine WASH, and enjoy interacting with the lecturers when they are on campus.
In addition to our Core Faculty, the School also draws on a community of experts in fields as diverse as theory, furniture making, theater, and law to give students a broad overview of the knowledge and background they need to succeed in the field. Visiting Teaching Fellows bring fresh perspectives to the studio every year.
The School has a Core Faculty of three instructors: Interim President Chris Lasch, Matthew Trzebiatowski, AIA, and Ron Geren, AIA. These teachers not only oversee required courses, but also act as mentors and faculty advisors during a student’s whole time at the School.
- Lecture Series
2019-20 LECTURE SERIES
SPEAKER/S AGENCY DATES Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss Pedro Y Juana Thurs. October 31, 2019 Lars Lerup Rice School of Architecture Thurs. November 7, 2019 Sarosh Anklesaria Visiting Fellow Wed. November 13, 2019 Frank Barkow Barkow Leibinger Friday November 22, 2019 Laurie Hawkinson and Lise Ann Couture SMH+ and Asymptote Architecture Thurs. February 13, 2020 Craig Konyk Michael Graves College at Kean University Friday February 28, 2020 Rick Joy STUDIO RICK JOY Thurs. March 12, 2020 Stephanie Sang Delgado Visiting Fellow Thurs. March 19, 2020 Tom Wiscombe TWA Thurs. March 26, 2020 Kathryn Gustafson Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Thurs. April 16, 2020 Bjarke Ingels BIG Thurs. April 23, 2020
- Visiting Fellows
Current Visiting Teaching Fellow:
Stephanie Sang Delgado
Stephanie Sang Delgado is an architect and educator. She is the co-director of office ca, an experimental practice. Her research focuses on how interfaces can destabilize architecture to produce constantly evolving structures. With an emphasis on movable and indeterminate architecture, her work creates new fictions and new realities through subtle and overt manipulations of existing building components,
Stephanie received her M.Arch from The Ohio State University where she was the Graduate Enrichment Fellow and a recipient of the Architecture Research Travel Award. She got her B.A. in Architectural Studies Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College where she was a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar, and graduated with departmental honors.
Stephanie is a licensed architect in Ohio and has practiced at DesignGroup where she worked on the Columbus Museum of Art and CSCC’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. She has taught at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design.
Past Teaching Fellows
Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski
Cristina Murphy & Andrea Bertassi
- Core Faculty
Chris Lasch is a teacher, practitioner, and researcher dedicated to experimental architecture. Established in 2003 with Benjamin Aranda, his studio Aranda\Lasch approaches design through a deep investigation of structure and materials. Recognition includes the United States Artists Award, Young Architects Award, Design Vanguard Award, AD Innovators, and the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award. Their early projects are the subject of the best-selling architecture book, Pamphlet Architecture 27: Tooling. Aranda\Lasch has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, design fairs and biennials. Their work is part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York and the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Chris Lasch is based in Tucson, AZ and is currently Interim President of the School of Architecture.
RONALD L. GEREN
Ronald L. Geren, FCSI, AIA, CCS, CCCA, CSC, SCIP, is the owner and principal of RLGA Technical Services, LLC, a specifications and building code consulting firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, which includes projects covering many building types such as residence halls, classroom and office buildings, libraries, multifamily residential, commercial office and retail, religious, theaters, and military.
Ron is the author of Applying the Building Code: Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals (Wiley, 2016), a book written about integrating code compliance in the design process.
In addition to his consulting practice and teaching, Ron is a member of several organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the Construction Specifications Canada, the Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice, the International Code Council, the National Fire Protection Association, and the Building Technology Educators’ Society. In addition to his memberships, Ron is a member of AIA’s Codes and Standards Committee and a member of CSI’s Academic Programs Committee, each at the national level. He is a former board chair of CSI and a past chair of AIA’s MasterSpec Architectural Review Committee.
Ron is a Fellow of CSI, a Certified Construction Specifier, a Certified Construction Contract Administrator, and a Certified Building Plans Examiner.
Matthew G Trzebiatowski, AIA, LEED ap earned a Masters’ Degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) in 1997. Trzebiatowski is a licensed architect in Arizona and Wisconsin, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, a Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture (SoA), and an Assistant Lecturer at The University of Arizona (UoA) in Tucson. Trzebiatowski, who founded blank studio design + architecture in 2006, has won numerous awards for the design work of his studio and was nominated for the prestigious Marcus Prize for Architecture in 2017. The work is published frequently in periodicals such as GA Houses, Architectural Record, DETAIL, Dwell, Blueprint, and Domus.
blank studio design + architecture was created to honor the capacity for architecture to challenge, inspire and elevate design awareness in an environment that is directed toward increasingly simplistic and synthetic solutions: the design process centers upon investigation and synthesis, the experiential use of space, an authentic expression of materiality, and the engagement of the senses. Within this inclusive method of design, blank studio endeavors through its work, to transcend meaninglessness and create that which is a testimony to the potential of the designed environment.