I am a Professor of Architecture at CCA, teaching both graduate and undergraduate Architecture students in advanced design studios and special topic seminars. My teaching and lecturing at universities in Malaysia, Australia, and South Africa as well as throughout the United States, along with three decades of international travel, have given me a broad perspective on architectural education, diversity in our field, and the role of architecture in wildly different contexts.

A CCA faculty member since 1994, I founded CCA's Graduate Program in Architecture, served as Chair for both the BArch and MArch Programs from 2005-8, and served as Chair of the BArch Program from 2009-12. In 2017, I was inducted into the College of Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture based upon the contributions of my scholarship to architectural education.

As Interim Dean, I bring a history of program-building and advancing CCA Architecture into the present, leading a Division comprised of world-renowned faculty, superb academic leadership, excellent students, and unsurpassed staff.

My research and scholarship examines the role of architecture and architects in political, social, and cultural change. As a thinker, researcher, writer and educator, I engage issues of spatial politics, political agency, and the symbolic nature, as well as cultural and political ramifications, of an architect’s practice and of specific buildings. These investigations extend not only to visual language, design process, and cultural context, but also to very specific building practices, materials, costs, sourcing, labor contexts, and so on. This work extends beyond writing to include lectures, panels, and serving as a design competition juror, and as paper reviewer and referee.