Architecture Department Faculty

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Keelan P. Kaiser, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Professor and Department Chair

Keelan P. Kaiser is an architect and educator. He explores contemporary practice and education through a lens of passivity, or passive systems including daylighting, passive solar and natural ventilation. He is involved with the AIA/SBSE Carbon Neutral Design Studio Curriculum Project, an international education resource development initiative, developing and refining architecture pedagogy in conjunction with the 2030 Challenge. He believes the creation of healthy buildings that lead to improved quality of life and edify the human spirit are among the highest callings of the architect. His teaching has spanned the spectrum of architectural education, from history to building technology to design, and from first year studio to graduate theses. Professor Kaiser is an active practitioner with the green design firm Serena Sturm Architects in Chicago, exploring passivity in contemporary design. He was an ACSA-nominated member of the NAAB board of directors where he was President during the final term of a three year appointment (2009-2012), and is a past ACSA board of directors member (2006-09). He currently serves on the board of the Design Communication Association. BLOG

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Christopher C. Miller, PhD, Professor and Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs

Christopher Miller contributes to making urbanism an important feature in the program’s character as he teaches the Architecture of Cities and the Architecture of Conviviality and by directing senior and graduate architecture and urbanism studios. He has presented papers advancing human-scaled city-making and traditional architecture as a culturally sustaining activity. Dr. Miller and Nathaniel Brooks, M.Arch., organized Judson’s first student charrette for Quincy, Illinois, in 2005. A program concentration in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, of which sustainability is a foundation, was initiated in 2008. For the Department of Art & Design he teaches the History of Art and a theory of modern objects and images. Miller practiced architecture in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia; currently, he consults for the not-for-profit Jericho Ministries in Honduras. BLOG

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Jhennifer A. Amundson, PhD, Professor

Jhennifer A. Amundson teaches courses in the history of architecture and architecture theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her areas of special interest are American architecture, modern architecture and aesthetic theory, and the history of building technology. She has lectured and published on topics from Thomas Jefferson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to the history of metallic construction and the phenomenon of architectural demolition as spectacle. Her current project is a book-length monograph on the career of Thomas U. Walter, the architect of the US Capitol dome. BLOG

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David M. Ogoli, PhD, Professor

David Mwale Ogoli teaches studio-based sustainable design and environmental control systems in buildings. His areas of emphasis are design with climate, thermal comfort, energy-efficiency, architectural lighting and architectural acoustics. He vigorously pursues academic research and practice in the physics of heat, light and sound as applied to buildings. He has numerous articles published widely in refereed journals on subjects that include passive solar strategies, natural ventilation, natural daylighting, energy-efficiency and building control systems. He has previously served as an invited external scholar at the University of Florida and a Visiting Critic in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University in New York. Dr. Ogoli brings a rich academic and cultural heritage to his work from European and African academe gathered from the University of Cambridge and the University of Nairobi. He is a registered architect in Kenya. His current assignment is a full-length textbook on architectural science (environmental building control systems) and sustainable design.
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Curtis Sartor, Jr, PhD, Professor and Dean of the School of Art, Design and Architecture

Dr. Sartor has been teaching architecture for over twenty years and has practiced with architectural firms in San Francisco and Atlanta, with specific experience in the design and planning of commercial, residential and institutional projects in both the public and private sector. He teaches courses in environmental design & earth stewardship and multiculturalism & non-western architecture. Dr. Sartor’s teaching interests are in the area of sustainable design, beginning architectural design, environmental design, cultural anthropology, architectural programming, applied research methodologies, diversity education, African American and Native American cultures.

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Stacie Burtelson, Professor

Stacie L. Burtelson teaches courses in design and digital representation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Her design and research interests include digital technologies, modern material systems, methods of representation and the communication of architectural form.  She has lectured and published articles on topics from Scottish architecture to digital media in architectural design and the integration of computers within architectural education.  Professor Burtelson has previously taught at the Mackintosh School of Architecture; part of the renowned Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland.  Her current work is project development and environmental impact assessment in consultation with the non-profit Adventure Learning Centre Ministry in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Ian Hoffman, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs

Professor Hoffman has spent his career in architectural and acoustic design committed to examining and understanding the curious interactions of sound and space, specifically as they affect the human experience.  In his teaching, research and practice, he addresses the complex sensitivities of architectural and acoustic design, bridging the technical and creative, calculated and perceived, aural and tectonic.  He teaches design studio, environmental technology and structures courses in the third and fourth years, as well as an upper level elective in advanced acoustic design. Design and research interests include the future of performing arts space design, the role of acoustic design in sustainable buildings, building tectonics as form, three-dimensional digital fabrication, material explorations, and the intersection of visual and aural space. BLOG

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Jeremy P. Lindsey, Associate Professor

Jeremy P. Lindsey sees architecture as the most common way in which we make sense of our immediate environment and the world at large, meaning that how and what we design is tantamount to one’s worldview. Professor Lindsey teaches in Judson’s undergraduate program, primarily in first and second year design studios, and seeks to not only train the most capable beginning designers, but to also instill a sensitivity to spatial and aesthetic experience and their direct relationships to human perception and understanding. His current research and pedagogical focus includes the significance of the physical act of making, and its resulting artifacts, within the design process and its relationship to the actual built environment. Professor Lindsey is actively committed to a sustained engagement with the built environment through private practice. He is serving as Faculty Councilor for Judson University to the ACSA as well as being involved in the NCBDS.

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Jae Cha, Assistant Professor

Jae Cha teaches at the first, second and graduate year levels in design studio. With expertise in community development, third-world development, and support of NGO work in the remotest parts of the earth, Jae has a remarkable set of experiences in crafting spaces to serve local communities. Her work has won international awards for its numinous qualities, most notably, Architecture Review awards. Her work is published in Good Deeds Good Design. She recently was an invited speaker at Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Society of Architects symposium: Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Change.

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Sean M. Gallagher, Assistant Professor and IDP Educator Coordinator

Sean Gallagher teaches at the third and fourth year levels in design and technology, with graduate level classes focusing on the practice of architecture.  He is an active practitioner with an office in Geneva, Illinois.  His practice serves communities on Chicago’s north shore and suburbs of the Fox Valley. His design teaching and interests focus on the potential for architecture to reveal and connect humanity with the created order through the tectonic integration of natural phenomenon.  Professor Gallagher also serves as the programs Intern Development Program Educator Coordinator (IDP-EC).

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R. Thomas Jaeger, Senior Lecturer

Tom Jaeger is an architect and academician with over 50 years of simultaneous service in both professions. He co-ordinates and teaches in thethe fourth year comprehensive architectural design courses. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture where he served as acting director, Chair in Structures, Design and Technology for the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs. He has received applied research grants from the Kettering Foundation, Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at Michigan State University, and served by appointment on the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Craig D. Farnsworth, PLA, ASLA, Adjunct Faculty

Craig is a landscape architect at Hitchcock Design Group and has worked in the Chicago region since 1995. Prior to that, he worked in Virginia for nine years. During his career, he has worked on a wide range of site-specific projects and master plans for clients such as Millennium Park, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. In addition to project management, his focus as a designer is to give form to his clients’ vision through his unique graphic abilities. In 1999 and 2010, he was awarded President’s Awards by the ILASLA for watercolor paintings commemorating Illinois landscapes. He also received the E.V. Jones traveling scholarship for Rome studies from the Institute of Classical Architecture (2002). In 2010, he was awarded the Alumni Award of Outstanding Achievement by Ball State University and now is serving a three-year position on the BSU Alumni Advisory Board for the College of Architecture and Planning. Since 2003, he has served on the faculty of Judson University where he teaches architectural drawing and watercolor classes. He has lectured at several universities, including the University of Illinois, Purdue University, and Ball State University. He illustrated the Guide to the Chicago Landscape Ordinance and Sustainable Landscape Construction (Thompson and Sorvig, 2000) and was an illustrator for Landscape Architecture (1993 – 1996). He is a graduate of Ball State University (BLA, 1986) and the University of Virginia (MP, 1988) and is a registered landscape architect in Illinois and Virginia.

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Robin Randall, Adjunct Faculty

Robin R. Randall, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a licensed architect, educator, and environmentalist.  Founder and president of ED lab INC, she is an educational design expert with 26 years experience programming, planning and creating learning places. Her leadership in a client focused design process integrates the science of learning, the language of nature, and the art of innovation to create customized educational environments.  She teaches the third and fourth year design studios where students explore integrated architectural design thinking and making with particular investigation into environments as teaching tools while achieving Living Building Challenge.  She leads the intensive summer programming and research methods graduate course where students work with community client collaborators to provide outreach in sustainability and practice.

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Alan Frost, Adjunct Faculty and Digital Fabrication Lab Director

Alan Frost, RA, LEED AP, teaches design courses in the third year and graduate levels. As a designer, thinker, and fabricator, his interests occupy the intersection of the practical and conceptual; exploration and critique; and making and thinking. He believes that creating designs infused with layers of meaning leads to a deeper and richer experience of the built environment. Professor Frost is also the Director of the Digital Fabrication Lab at Judson University, where he trains and mentors students in the use of laser cutters, 3D printers, and other digital fabrication tools. He is a registered architect in the State of Illinois and with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of architectural practices, from small design-build contractors to large international design firms.

 

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