Architecture Department Faculty

Ronald Daniel

Interim Department Chair  |  Interim Special Advisor to the Provost

Daniel comes to Judson having served for 32 years at Virginia Tech in several capacities and another nine years as Academic Director for two international programs at Webster University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech and a terminal master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University.

Christopher Lauriat

Assistant Professor | Assistant Chair, Department of Architecture and Interior Design

Christopher Lauriat is assistant professor of Architecture and assistant chair, Department of Architecture and Interior Design. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture from Cornell University and bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from Ball State University. With expertise in ecclesiastical and residential architecture, Professor Lauriat continues to pursue design projects. He has taught at Judson since 2010 and spent two years as a guest instructor at Wheaton College, focusing on design studio, digital representation, and theory courses. Christopher and his wife, Jacqueline, are members of Wheaton Bible Church and are raising two daughters.


Curtis Sartor, Jr, Ph.D.

Professor | Associate Vice President for Diversity and Spiritual Development

Curtis 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. Curtis’ 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.

Sean Gallagher

Associate Professor

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).

Alan Frost

Associate Professor

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 has served as the Director of the Digital Fabrication Lab at Judson University, where he trained and mentored 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 has more than 15 years of experience working in a variety of architectural practices, from small design-build contractors to large international design firms.

Marcos Petroli

Assistant Professor

Thomas Jaeger

R. Thomas Jaeger

Senior University Lecturer

Tom Jaeger is an architect and academician with over 50 years of simultaneous service in both professions. He co-ordinates and teaches in the fourth year integrated 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. He is the consulting principal of Jaeger Nickola Kuhlman & Associates Ltd. Architects of Park Ridge and is the recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Illinois Gold Medal Award, the state’s highest honor for outstanding lifetime service to the profession of architecture.


John Loritsch

Visiting Assistant Professor


Michael Meissner

Visiting Assistant Professor  |  Director of Fabrication


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