So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D., Cornell University ()
M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D., Kennesaw State University
Host School Organizing Committee
DCA Conference 2018 Paper Review Committee
Jack Breen (The Netherlnds)
Associate Professor, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Jack Breen is associate professor and head of the Form Studies group at the Delft faculty of Architecture. After graduating cum laude at the Delft Faculty of Architecture in 1980 he has worked extensively in practice (including the office of Breen & Breen architects in Delft, The Netherlands) before becoming a Form Studies lecturer and researcher. He has published contributions in various journals, conference proceedings and books (notably: the education-based series De Tafel, De Bank, De Brug and De Wand, with Form Studies colleague Bernard Olsthoorn) and is coordinator of the BSC5 Minor application House of the Future (Form & Modeling Studies, in collaboration with Architecture /Dwellings).
Eugenio Morello, Ph.D. (Italy)
Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
An architect by education, Eugenio Morello is Assistant Professor in Urban Design at POLIMI since 2010. He is also research scientist at the Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti , DAStU (ex DiAP). His research interest is urban environmental quality and urban morphology. He works in particular with digital simulations and prediction models for the integration of environmental aspects and energy systems within the design of sustainable neighborhoods. He was previously a Roberto Rocca postdoctoral fellow at the Human Space Lab, POLIMI (2009) and at the SENSEable City Lab, MIT (2008). He was also adjunct professor at POLIMI since 2006, where he taught urban design. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental design and building technology from POLIMI (2006)
Barbara Ester Adele Piga, Ph.D. (Italy)
Adjant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
An Architect by education, Barbara E.A. Piga is Adjunct Professor in Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) since 2011, where she lectures on Environmental Urban Design and Simulation. She is member of the board of the inter-university PoliMi-UniMi project Città Studi Campus Sostenibile since its launch in 2011. She is part of the International Ambiances Network steering committee (since 2015). She is research fellow (since 2010) and scientific coordinator, with Eugenio Morello, of the Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana “Fausto Curti” (labsimurb - DAStU) since its foundation in 2007. At labsimurb she is project leader and responsible for the experiential simulation research, and the management of research funds; she is also scientific coordinator of numerous national and international seminars and conferences held by labsimurb. She is member of the Board and the Scientific Committee of the European Architectural Envisioning Association (since 2011). Her research interest is multi-sensory urban design and experiential simulation. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from PoliMi (2010).
Murat Şahin, Ph.D. (Turkey)
Associate Professor, Özyeğin University, İstanbul,Turkey
Dr. Şahin is the Head of Department of Architecture at Özyegin University(OzU). Having obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Architectural Design from Yıldız Technical University in 1997, Dr. Şahin served as a visiting scholar at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture in the academic year of 1999-2000. During his stay in New York between the years of 1999 and 2003, he also worked as a design associate in a series of architectural projects. He is currently the chair and a member of the Coordination Board of Heads of Architecture Schools in Turkey, the Faculty Coordinator of International Relations at OzU, a member of OzU Disciplinary Committee, a member of OzU Rules and Regulations Committee. He is also a reviewer of several national and international journals and conferences. His research interests and architectural studies include integrated design, architecture and design education, regional/ vernacular architecture, architectural representation, urban design, and children and architecture.
So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D. (USA)
Associate Professor, Cornell University, USA
Dr. So-Yeon Yoon is associate professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Design-User Experience-Technology (DUET) Research Lab at the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University. She practiced interior design and architecture in Korea and the U.S. With her education and industrial experience in design with digital media, she taught in the School of Design at the University of Ulsan in Korea and worked with industry partners on large scale interface/interaction design projects. From her interdisciplinary experience in education and design practice, Yoon determined to study user-technology interaction in the context of design and usage of interfaces and earned her PhD in Information Technology with emphasis on Human Computer Interaction from the University of Missouri.
In 2014, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced Professor Yoon as its 2014 Educator of the Year. Yoon’s research has been developed around the interdisciplinary areas of design, user experience and human computer interaction using computer simulation techniques. To better answer the research questions related to user experience and effects of designed environments, she explores innovative approaches with research collaborators from neuroscience, marketing, and media psychology. Prior to Cornell, Professor Yoon taught in the Architectural Studies Department at the University of Missouri in Columbia for 12 years, leading the design with digital media graduate program.
M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D. (USA)
Professor of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, USA
Dr. M. Saleh Uddin is currently a Professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. He has held teaching/tenured positions at University of Missouri-Columbia, Savannah College of Art & Design, Southern University in Louisiana, Kent State University, and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology. He is the founder head (2005) of the Department of Architecture, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in Dhaka.
With four published books in the global market by McGraw-Hill and John Wiley, Uddin is a leader who internationally promotes the value of design communication both in digital and manual media in architecture. Dr. Uddin is also the Editor of Representation, the National Journal of the Design Communication Association in the US. He has also received numerous accolades that include the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Design Award, the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, and teaching excellence in two previous US institutions. Dr. Saleh Uddin is the designer of a 150 feet tall 250-bed 465,000 sft general hospital currently under construction in Dhaka. He (with form.3 architects) is the winning architect of the prestigious forthcoming 450,000 sft Gulshan Club of Dhaka.
Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Ph.D. (Poland)
Professor, Head of Dept. of Digital Technologies in Arch & Urban Planning, Lodz Univ of Technology (TUL), Poland
Professor and Head of Department of Digital Technologies in Architecture and Urban Planning at Lodz University of Technology, Poland. M.Sc. in Architecture; Pg.Dip. in Computer Aided Building Design and Ph.D. at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK; 2014 habilitation. Acted as Director Commissioner for the implementation of the National Heritage Database at the National Heritage Board of Poland and as Representative of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the Council for the Implementation of INSPIRE Directive in Poland. Recent monograph "Cultural heritage management in the knowledge-based society". She will be hosting the 2018 eCAADe conference.
SeonMi Choi, Ph.D. (USA)
Assistant Professor, Design, University of Central Oklahoma
Assistant Professor SeonMi Choi joined University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Design, in 2013. She received her Ph.D. in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota; and her MD in Product Design and BS in Housing and Interior Design from the Yonsei University in South Korea.
She has been interested in 1) development of a reliable and a valid post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tool to evaluate the sustainable building indoor environmental quality, 2) integration of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Interior Design Education, and 3) design of the disaster temporary housing for vulnerable people.
Her teaching focuses on computer visualization, evidence-based design, and sustainable design and she has taught Interior design studios, Visualizations, Sustainable design, Interior design research, Thesis project, Portfolio development, and Materials & Textiles courses for both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Chris Welty, AIA (USA)
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
Chris Welty is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. There his research centers on the integration of digital technologies within the design process while embracing the craft of making. His studio projects have focused on topics of light and materiality through explorations with virtual computer environments and design-build. He currently serves as the Professional Program Sequence coordinator and teaches thesis, design studio and design communication. In 2014, he was honored with an Outstanding Faculty Award and named the 2014-15 “Teacher of the Year”. Chris is a registered architect in Georgia and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2015, he was awarded the AIA Georgia Bronze Medal for his service as State Treasurer for his development of strategic investment policies and the long-term strategic investment plan for reserve revenue. When not teaching Chris heads his small multimedia design firm, weltyWORLD, which specializes in the creation of spatial experiences in a virtual computer environment and physical installations.
Henry Sorenson, ASAI (USA)
Professor, Montana State University
Henry Sorenson’s primary professional responsibilities focus around developing and leading a freehand observation and design drawing curriculum for architectural students at Montana State University. Leading through example, he has maintained a professional practice in architectural illustration for more than 30 years. Henry is continually honing his powers of perception, sharpening his skills in visual interpretation and suggestion, and challenging his creative instincts through practice and experimentation in the arts of photography, drawing, painting, and architectural and graphic design. The finely developed sense of visual awareness that has evolved from this self-selected discipline allows him to be closely connected and attuned with the phenomenal intricacy and beauty of each day’s unfolding splendor. And so, the simple act of seeing is something he never takes for granted.
Arief Setiawan, Ph.D. (USA)
Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University
Arief Setiawan was trained as an architect in Indonesia. He earned a master’s degree in urban design from University of Cincinnati and doctorate in Architecture: history, theory and criticism from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the congruence of social, cultural, political, environmental, and technological factors in shaping identities through the design of the built-environment, hybrid and alternative modernity in architecture, the role of media in shaping design intents, design pedagogy, and the performative aspect in design. Besides his research, he worked on design projects that problematize the relationship to a place, including a hospital for the underprivileged in a remote location in Indonesia. Previously teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, he currently teaches design studios and history and theory of architecture as well as advising thesis in Kennesaw State University, USA. He coordinates the first year architecture studios.
Zuzanna Karczewska (USA)
Associate Professor, Montana State University
Zuzanna was born in Warsaw, Poland, and came to the United States in 1993 to study architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She received Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1998 and Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 2003. Zuzanna’s master’s thesis entitled “Secondary Language of Architecture” explored the role that architectural representation plays in the way that we perceive the world around us and in the way that we design. Zuzanna started her teaching career as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas and came to Montana State in 2007. She is currently responsible for co-coordination and development of first year design curriculum. She also teaches required Architectural Drawing classes, representation theory seminar and graduate design studios. In class as well as in research Zuzanna continues to explore issues related to theory of representation and bodily perception. She has written and presented scholarly papers that explore issues of representation and phenomenology. Examples include “Beauty of Environmental Architecture”(Oxford Conference 2008 “50 Years On – Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education”) and “Representing the Space of the Body” (“Flesh and Space; Intertwining Architecture and Merleau-Ponty” 34th Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle conference at Mississippi State University).
Steven Juroszek, AIA (USA)
Professor, Montana State University
Growing up as the son of a builder in northern Wyoming, Steve Juroszek received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Montana State University in 1981. He worked throughout the 1980s at W.C. Muchow and Partners in Denver, Colorado—gaining experience on a wide range of commercial and institutional projects—before returning to the University of Washington. At the University of Washington he undertook a study of the characteristics and patterns of rural environments and received his Master of Architecture degree. After teaching as a part-time lecturer for three years at the University of Washington, he returned to MSU and teaches architectural graphics and design studios.
His research has focused on the area of design communication—both digital and analog. He is an active member of the Design Communication Association (DCA) having served as co-president of the DCA as well as co-chair of threeDCA conferences. He was the co-recipient—with Jeffrey K. Oschner—of the Lionel Pries Prize for teaching at the University of Washington and the MSU President’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He has collaborated with Professor Emeritus Francis D.K. Ching on Design Drawing and with Steven R Winkel and David S. Collins on a series of publications illustrating the building codes including Residential Building Codes Illustrated.
Thomas M. Lesko, RA (USA)
Professor, Wentworth University
Thomas M. Lesko is an Architect and Full Professor from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. He has earned degrees in Architecture and Studio Art from Syracuse University and Harvard University. He has been teaching and practicing architecture for over 30 years and specializes in the design process, graphic communication and concept creation. He has over one hundred publications of articles and papers and has spoken at many architecture conferences in the United States and throughout Europe. Prior to studying Architecture, Professor Lesko was also an electronics specialist in the U.S. Air Force, a Vietnam veteran and was a Mayor of a small town in New York.
Moh’d Bilbeisi (USA)
Professor, Oklahoma State University
Mohd Bilbeisi is an imaginative professor, architect, author, illustrator, and watercolorist. He is an award-winning educator. His students have won numerous national and international architectural design competitions under his direction in the design studio. He is also the recipient of many national and international awards in teaching, drawing and illustration. He is the recipient of the OSU Eminent Professor award in addition to placing first in the KROB Architectural Delineation Competition and First place in the American Society of Architectural Illustrators’ International Competition in the sketch category. Professor Bilbeisi has been a faculty member at Oklahoma State University School of Architecture since 1998. He lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of Design, Graphic Communication, and History/Theory of Islamic Architecture. He recently published Graphic Journaling, a university textbook that investigates the relationship between drawing and the written word.
Eric Todd Inglert, AIA (USA)
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Eric is a registered architect in the State of Ohio and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Cincinnati. He received a BS Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University in 1988 and MBA from the University of Cincinnati in 1996. His interests include design communications media, building information modeling, electronic portfolios, facility optimization, architectural history, and real estate development and finance. Eric is a past president (2002) of the American Institute of Architects, Cincinnati chapter. He serves on several boards, including the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati.
Tilanka Chandrasekera, Ph.D. (USA)
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
Tilanka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater-OK, and heads the Mixed Reality Lab (www.mxrlab.org). He is also a trained Architect from Sri Lanka with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and a PhD from the Department of Architectural studies, University of Missouri-Columbia focusing on the application of tangible user interfaces in design education. He has worked as an individual consultant as well as in several different Architectural firms in Sri Lanka. As an Architect, Tilanka has worked in projects ranging from High-rise designs, Wild life parks, Zoo's, Hotels and personalized housing projects. He has taught in the Department of Architectural studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has also been a visiting lecturer and a design tutor at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Bimal Balakrishnan, Ph.D. (USA)
Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Dr. Balakrishnan is an associate professor of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri where he leads the Immersive Visualization Lab (iLab) and coordinates the Design with Digital Media Graduate Program. His research and teaching interests are at the intersection of design thinking, advanced visualization, human-computer interaction, and media psychology. He draws on his academic training and research experience in architecture, media studies, and information sciences. His current research projects are interdisciplinary, and he collaborates on a variety of projects with colleagues from engineering, medicine, journalism, and art among others. Before joining MU, he earned an M.S. in Architecture and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Penn State University. He started his career in India as an architect and has worked with leading design firms and taught briefly in the Dept. of Architecture at the National Institute of Technology, Calicut. He also maintained an independent architectural visualization practice.
Lora Kim, RA (USA)
Associate Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston
Lora Kim is a LEED-certified Registered Architect and Associate Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Her teaching and scholarship focus on beginning design, site and landscape, and graduate thesis. Lora is the co-author with Meliti Dikeos and Ingrid Strong of “Detour as Destination: The Architecture of Wandering” (European Architectural Envisioning Conference 2017). She is a recipient of the 2015 Wentworth’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Northeast Director of the Design Communication Association, and Program Administrator for the summerFAB program for high school students. Lora has an March degree from MIT, and a BA in Architecture with a minor in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kathe Julin, Ph.D. (USA)
Professor, University of Wisconsin –Steven Point
Dr. Kathe Miller Stumpf Julin is Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point. She received the 2014 UWSP Excellence in Teaching Award and 2015 nomination to Wisconsin State Regents Teaching Excellence Award. She began her teaching career in 1980 starting at North Dakota State University, and continuing at Northern Illinois University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has led student trips overseas to Europe for over 30 years starting in 1985 in the study of Art, Architecture and Design. As a design professional in the field, Dr. Julin has worked in New York City in residential, loft and office design, North Carolina in retail design, and Wisconsin and Illinois in residential and commercial design. She has served as an accreditation team chair/member for the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for over 20 years since 1996. Current study/work is on Drawing and Watercolor sketching, Travel Journals, Architectural History and Placemaking.
Ji Young Cho, Ph.D. (Korea)
Assistant Professor, Kyung Hee University
Ji Young Cho is an assistant professor in the Department of Housing and Interior Design at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. She earned her bachelor and master degrees in Architecture from Pusan National University, Korea, and Ph.D. in architectural studies with the emphasis on environment and behavior from University of Missouri. Prior to her Ph.D. study in USA, she worked as a project manager and designer for 10 years, and designed more than 50 renovation projects in Korea and overseas. She has taught in the Interior Design Program, College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University for 6 years. Her research interests include empirical study of design perception and evaluation based on aesthetic and cognitive theories, design process study for design pedagogy, and understanding cultural and individual differences in design principle and practices. She holds a LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Certificate in the USA and an Architecture Engineer License in South Korea.
Michael K Chisamore, RA (USA)
Associate Professor, The University of Memphis
Michael Chisamore, NCIDQ, NCARB, LEED AP is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Interior Design Program at the University of Memphis where he teaches both interior design and architecture. After finishing degrees at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Virginia Tech, he worked on a wide range of projects as a designer and architect in upstate New York. He has served on the CIDA task force to streamline aspects of the accreditation visit and is a CIDA Site Visitor.
Simon M. Bussiere, ASLA, (USA)
Associate Professor, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Simon M. Bussiere is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. His studios and seminars focus on exploring ecological patterns and processes as the key drivers of urban form. He is currently developing a research and design laboratory based in Honolulu to simulate and study dynamic environmental systems in the Hawaiian archipelago.
Bussiere’s professional experience spans the design spectrum. At EDAW/AECOM in Melbourne Australia, his work included conceptual and schematic design for E-Gate, a proposed multi-billion dollar, 6,000 resident, zero-carbon “eco-district”, along with a range of complex local and international work in corporate, leisure, cultural, real estate development, civic, utilities, and transportation market sectors. With more than a decade of design-build experience and expertise in conceptual design, visualization and community engagement, he is an active design leader on a range of local and international projects across a wide range of scales and levels of complexity. Bussiere earned his professional degree in landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and later his post-professional MLA degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he focused on international projects at the intersection of landscape, architecture and urbanism.
Newton D’Souza, Ph.D. (USA)
Associate Professor, Florida International University
Dr. Newton D’souza is an Associate Professor at the Department of Interior Architecture, Florida International University, Miami and a program coordinator for Interdisciplinary Health Care Design Program. He has previously served as a Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Architectural Studies and as faculty collaborator at the Immersive Lab at University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on human factors in design, environment—behavior, design cognition and emerging media environments. He has published in journals including Design Studies, Architecture Research Quarterly, and Design Research and is currently authoring a book titled ‘The Multi-Skilled Designer: A Cognitive Explanation for Diversity in Architectural Thinking’ from Routledge publications. He serves as an active member of the Environment Design Research Association and the Design Thinking Research Symposium and was a recipient of 2014 Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
Michel Mounayar, (USA)
Professor, Ball State University
Professor Mounayar is a registered architect, tenured professor of architecture, and previously Acting Dean, and Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. He also served as program chair of the Ball State Master of Urban Design in Indianapolis. and acting dean. In 2014 he received the Ball State University Outstanding Administrator award, and in August 2015 he received the Charles M. Sappenfield Award of excellence given by the college’s alumni association in recognition of teaching, dedication, service, and commitment to the college. From 2006 until 2009, and for three consecutive terms, Professor Mounayar was president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) one of the most established national organizations in the United States focused on architectural research. In 2011-12 he also was elected to the board of directors of the National Academy for Environmental Design (NAED), Washington DC.
Matt Brehm (USA)
Professor, University of Idaho
Matthew Brehm is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho, and has been teaching architectural design with an emphasis on analog drawing since 2000. Annually since 2007, he has led a semester-long architecture program in Rome, Italy. Matt was a founding member of the Urban Sketchers non-profit’s board of directors, and has been a workshop instructor at five of the organization’s International Symposiums, in Portland, Lisbon, Barcelona, Paraty (Brazil), and Singapore. His drawings have received awards in the Design Communication Association’s Biannual Juried Drawing Exhibit, two of his watercolors have been selected as Finalists in the Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, and has three times received the “Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Matt has written and illustrated three books on observational drawing technique: “Sketching on Location” (Kendal Hunt Publishers, ISBN 978-1-4652-0526-1), “Drawing Perspective” (Barron’s Educational Press, ISBN 978-1438006598), and “Draw Cities and Buildings” (Ilex Press, ISBN 978-1781572870).
Gökçen Firdevs Yücel, Ph.D. (Turkey)
Assistant Professor, Aydin University, İstanbul,Turkey
Dr. Yücel is the Head of Department of Industrial Design Department at İstanbul Aydin University. She received her BArch from Istanbul University, Landscape Architecture Department, and MSc in Landscape Planning Program from Istanbul Technical University. She earned her PhD degree in Landscape Planning Program from Istanbul Technical University. Her major research interests are landscape design, environmental perceptions and street furniture. She has been an associate editors of A+Arch Design journal of İstanbul Aydin University Architecture and Design Faculty since 2015. Dr. Yücel has published in her areas of expertise in national and international congresses, national journals, and international book chapters.
Laurent Lescop, Ph.D. (France)
Professor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes, France
Laurent Lescop is an architect and a professor at the Nantes’ Superior School of Architecture (ENSA Nantes) and researcher at AAU – UMR|CNRS 1563 in France. His main teaching and research refer to immersion and immersive devices used for design and visualization. He has worked ten years as an architect and is specialized into CG graphics and immersion. Dr. Laurent is a trained specialist for 3D scanning, modeling, and restitution in the fields of archaeology, architecture, and scenography.