University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Tenured, Tenure-track and Career Faculty

Faculty members in the University of Oregon's Department of Architecture fulfill multiple roles as educators, scholars, researchers and design professionals. UO’s architecture faculty and staff have a broad range of backgrounds, scholarly interests, and areas of expertise. They actively pursue work in professional practice, research and service projects, participation in national and international competitions, publications, and presentations of papers at professional meetings. The results of participation in these activities have contributed substantially to the recognition of our program and its teaching personnel.

Faculty members bring substantial achievement in professional practice and research into the classroom setting. The 33 tenure-track professors, four of whom are Distinguished Professors with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), are complemented by a talented group of adjunct instructors drawn from professional offices in Eugene and Portland.


Judith Sheine, Department Head and Professor of Architecture Judith Sheine, DPACSA
Professor and
Department Head

M.Arch., Princeton University, 1979
A.B., Mathematics, Brown University, 1975

Registered Architect: California
Distinguished Professor, ACSA—Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

(541) 346-8175
jesheine@uoregon.edu
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Kyuho Ahn Kyu-ho Ahn
Associate Professor
M.F.A., Interior Design, Iowa State University, 2002
B.F.A., Industrial Design, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea, 1992
Certified Interior Designer: NCIDQ® Certificate No. 022270
LEED AP ID+C
kahn@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-2984
476A Lawrence Hall
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GZ (Charlie) Brown G.Z. (Charlie) Brown
Professor
M.Arch., Yale University, 1976
M.B.A., University of Akron, 1971
M.A., Industrial/Graphic Design, Michigan State University, 1966
B.A., Industrial Design, Michigan State University, 1964
Registered Architect: Oregon
gzbrown@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-5647
103 Pacific Hall
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Virginia Cartwright Virginia Cartwright
Associate Professor
M.Arch., University of Oregon, 1981
A.B. (Fine Arts), UC Berkeley, 1975
vcart@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-0863
322 Lawrence
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Nancy Cheng Nancy Cheng
Associate Professor
M.Arch., Harvard University, 1990
B.A., Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 1983
Registered Architect: Massachusetts (NCARB), LEED AP

nywc@uoregon.edu
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Donald Corner Donald Corner
Professor
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 1974
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1970
Registered Architect: Massachusetts (1979)
Distinguished Professor, ACSA—Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
dcorner@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3614
262 Onyx Bridge
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Howard Davis Howard Davis
Professor
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 1974
M.S., Physics, Northwestern University, 1970
B.S., Physics, The Cooper Union, 1968
Distinguished Professor, ACSA—Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

hdavis@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3665
321 Lawrence Hall
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Mark Donofrio Mark Donofrio
Assistant Professor
M.Arch., Structures Option, University of Illinois, 2006
B.A., Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, 2004
donofrio@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-8257
317 Lawrence Hall
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Associate Professor of Architecture, Stephen Duff Stephen Duff
Associate Professor
M.S., Structural Engineering, Mechanics
and Materials, UC Berkeley, 1993
M.Arch., University of California, 1988
B.A., Architecture, University of Washington, 1985
sduff@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3671
260 Onyx Bridge
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Ihab Elzeyadi Ihab Elzeyadi
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001
M.S., Architecture, Penn State University, 1996
Professional Certificate in Project and Facility Management, American University in Cairo, 1990
Dipl. Eng., Architectural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1990
B.Arch., Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1988
Registered Architect: Egypt
Registered Engineer: Egypt
ihab@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3670
227 Lawrence Hall
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Michael Fifield Michael Fifield
Professor
M.Arch., UCLA, 1980
B.A., Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1973
Registered Architect: Oregon, Arizona,
Idaho, NCARB 
Certified Planner: American Institute of Certified Planners
Fellow: American Institute of Architects
Distinguished Professor ACSA-Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
mef@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3655
476C Lawrence Hall
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Gerry Gast, Associate Professor of Architecture Gerald Gast
Associate Professor
M.Arch., Urban Design, University of Illinois, 1969
B.Arch., University of Illinois, 1967
Registered Architect: California

ggast@uoregon.edu
(415) 459-8919
456 White Stag Block, Portland
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  Don Genasci
Professor
M.A., History and Theory of Architecture, University of Essex, 1973
Dipl., Urban Design, Architectural
Association, 1965
B.Arch., University of Oregon, 1963
Registered Architect: England, Oregon, NCARB
dgenasci@uoregon.edu
(503) 412-3732
459 White Stag Block, Portland
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Mark Gillem

Mark Gillem
Professor
Director, Urban Design Lab

Ph.D., Architecture, UC Berkeley, 2004
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 1996
B.Arch., University of Kansas, 1989
Registered Architect: Oregon, California (NCARB)
Certified Planner: American Institute of Certified Planners
Fellow: American Institute of Architects
mark@uoregon.edu
(510) 551-8065
372 Lawrence Hall
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Mark Gillem James Givens
Career Instructor
M.Arch., University of Oregon 1989
B.Arch., University of Oregon 1985
jgivens@uoregon.edu
(541) 345-5053 (practice)

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Esther Hagenlocher Esther Hagenlocher
Associate Professor
M.Arch., Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UK), 1998
Dipl. Ing., Architecture and Design, State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany, 1994
Certified Cabinet Maker: Technical College Stuttgart, Germany, 1987
Registered Architect: Germany

ehg@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3292
264 Onyx Bridge
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Megan Haight Megan Haight
Career Instructor
B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University 1973
M.Arch., Yale University 1979
mhaight@uoregon.edu
(541) 914-9235
139 Pacific Hall

Peter Keyes Peter Keyes 
Associate Professor
M.Arch., Columbia University, 1983
B.A., Architectural and Urban History,
Harvard University, 1978
Registered Architect: New York, retired associate status
pkeyes@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3640
477C Lawrence Hall
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  Alison Kwok
Professor
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1997
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 1990
M.Ed., University of Hawai’i Manoa, 1979
B.A., Biology, Art, Knox College, 1977
Registered Architect: Oregon, California, NCARB
Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
akwok@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-2126
100 Pacific Hall
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Nico Larco, Associate Professor of Architecture Nico Larco
Associate Professor
Co-Director, Sustainable 
Cities Initiative
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 2001
M.CPUD., UC Berkeley, 2001
B.Arch., Cornell University, 1996
B.A., Cognitive Psychology, Cornell
University, 1996
Registered Architect: Massachusetts,
NCARB

nlarco@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-1421

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Erin Moore
Associate Professor
B.A., Smith, 1996
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 2003
Registered Architect: Arizona

moore2@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-1439
370 Lawrence Hall
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Brook Muller, Associate Professor of Architecture Brook Muller
Professor 
Director, Certificate Program in Ecological Design
Core Faculty Member, Environmental Studies Program
M.Arch., University of Oregon, 1992
B.A., Environmental Studies, Brown
University, 1987

bmuller@uoregon.edu
(503) 412-3719
441 White Stag Block, Portland
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Hajo Neis Hajo Neis
Associate Professor
Ph. D., Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1989
M.C.P. (City Planning), UC Berkeley, 1980
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 1979
Dipl. Ing., Architecture and Urban Design, Technical University of Darmstadt,
Germany, 1976
Registered Architect: Germany
hajoneis@uoregon.edu
(503) 412-3731
459 White Stag Block, Portland
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Kevin Nute, Professor of Architecture Kevin Nute
Professor
Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1993
B.Arch. University of Nottingham, 1985
B.A. (Architecture and Environmental Design) University of Nottingham, 1981

knute@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-0048
316 Lawrence Hall
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Otto Poticha, Associate Adjunct Professor of Architecture Otto Poticha, FAIA NCARB
Adjunct Associate Professor
B.S. (Architecture) University of Cincinnati, 1958
Registered Architect: Oregon, California, Washington, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, New York, Washington D.C., New Mexico, NCARB
Fellow, American Institute of Architects
 
poticha@uoregon.edu

John Rowell John Rowell
Associate Professor
M.Arch., University of Oregon, 1990
B.S., Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1984
Registered Architect: Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, NCARB

jrowell@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3694
485 Lawrence Hall
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Alison Snyder Alison B. Snyder
Associate Professor
 
M.Arch., Columbia University, 1987
B.A., Architecture, Washington University,
St. Louis, 1982
Licensed Architect: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

absny@uoregon.edu
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Philip Speranza
Assistant Professor

M.Arch., Columbia University, 2002
B.S., Architecture, University of Virginia, 1997
Registered Architect: New York, California, Oregon

speranza@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-8756
485 Lawrence Hall
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Rob Thallon Rob Thallon
Associate Professor 
 
M.Arch., University of Oregon, 1973
B.A., Zoology, UC Berkeley, 1966
Registered Architect: Oregon
thallon@uoregon.edu
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Roxi Thoren Roxi Thoren
Associate Professor 

M.Arch 2001, M.L.A. 2002, University of Virginia (2004)
B.A. 1996, Wellesley College

(541) 346-3641
rthoren@uoregon.edu
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James Tice James Tice 
Professor
M.Arch., Urban Design, Cornell University, 1970
B.Arch., Cornell University, 1968
Registered Architect: California
jtice@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-1443
204C Lawrence Hall
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Glenda Utsey, Associate Professor of Architecture Glenda Utsey
Associate Professor
M.L.A., University of Oregon, 1977
B.Arch., University of Oregon, 1971
gutsey@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-3664
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Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Associate Professor and ESBL Director

Kevin Van Den
Wymelenberg

Energy Studies Building
Lab (ESBL) Director
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Education, University of Washington, 2012
M. Arch, University of Washington, 2002
B.S. Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2000
kevinvdw@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-5647
103 Pacific
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Daisy-O'lice Williams Daisy-O'lice I. Williams
Assistant Professor
M.Arch., Florida A&M University, 2005
B.S., Architecture, Florida A&M University, 2002
daisyoli@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-8071
318 Lawrence Hall
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Jenny Young Jenny Young
Professor
M.Arch., UC Berkeley, 1974
B.A., Urban Studies, Vassar College, 1970
Registered Architect: Oregon

jyoung@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-1440
319 Lawrence Hall
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Linda Zimmer Linda Zimmer
Associate Professor
Director, Interior Architecture Program
M.I.Arch., University of Oregon, 1990
B.I.Arch., Kansas State University, 1982
Certified Interior Designer: NCIDQ
lzimmer@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-2097
477B Lawrence Hall
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