Conference Chair
M. Saleh Uddin, PhD (

Host School Organizing Committee
Ameen Farooq, PhD,
Kennesaw State University
Arash Soleimani, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Arief Setiawan, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Bronne Dytoc, Kennesaw State University
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State University
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, Kennesaw State University
Michael Carroll, Kennesaw State University
Saleh Uddin, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Zamila Karimi, Kennesaw State University
Dorianne Gutierrez, Office Support, Arch Dept

Paper Review Committee (by country)
Laurent Lescop, PhD, E d’Architec Nantes, France
Barbara E A Piga, PhD, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Daniele Villa, PhD, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Eugenio Morello, PhD, Politecnico di Milano,Italy
JiYoung Cho, PhD, Kyunghee University, Korea
Jack Breen , PhD, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Anetta Kep-Walczak, PhD, Lodz U of Tech, Poland
Gökçen F. Yücel, PhD, Istanbul Aydin U, Turkey
Murat Şahin, PhD, Özyeğin Univ, İstanbul,Turkey
Brian Dougan, American Univ of Sharzah, UAE
Danilo Di Mascio, PhD, Uni of Huddersfield, UK
Ameen Farooq, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Arash Soleimani, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Arief Setiawan, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Bronne Dytoc, Kennesaw State University, USA
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State University, USA
Eric Todd Inglert, AIA, University of Cincinnati, USA
Henry Sorenson, Montana State University, USA
Joern Langhorst, Univ of Colorado Denver, USA
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Lora Kim, RA, Wentworth Institute of Tech, USA
Michael Carroll, Kennesaw State University, USA
Michael K Chisamore, The Univ of Memphis, USA
Michel Mounayar, Ball State University, USA
Moh’d Bilbeisi, Oklahoma State University, USA
Pegah Zamani, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Rebecca O'Neal Daag, Auburn University, USA
Saleh Uddin, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Salim Elwazani, PhD, AIA, Bowling Green S U, USA So-Yeon Yoon, PhD, Cornell University, USA
Simon Bussiere, University of Hawaii, USA
Steven Juroszek, Montana State University, USA
Tom Lesko, Wentworth University, USA
Zamila Karimi, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Zuzanna Karczewska, Montana State Univ, USA

Workshop Presenters
01. Francis DK Ching: Freehand Drwing with Ching
02. Edward T. White: Site Analysis with White
03. Lynn Craig: Urban Sketching with Craig
04. Peili Wang: Rapid Watercolor with Wang
05. Architectural Photography: The Pixel is the New Brick with Haffner and Martin-Malikian


2021 DCA Conference Chair
Saleh Uddin, PhD., Kennesaw State University

2021 DCA Conference Host School Organizers
Ameen Farooq, PhD, Kennesaw State University
Arash Soleimani, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Arief Setiawan, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Bronne Dytoc, Kennesaw State University
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State University
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, Kennesaw State University
Michael Carroll, Kennesaw State University
Pegah Zamani, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Saleh Uddin, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Zamila Karimi, Kennesaw State University

Dorianne Gutierrez, Office Support

Papers and Proceedings
M. Saleh Uddin (
Chris Welty
Arash Soleimani

Design Drawing Competition & Exhibition
Chris Welty, Kennesaw State University (
Roman Montoto, U of Idaho

Chris Welty, Kennesaw State University (

Excursion / Tour
Arief Setiawan (
Zamila Karimi



Main Architecture Office
Dorianne Gutierrez (

Student Volunteers

DCA 2021 PAPER REVIEWERS (by Country)

Laurent Lescop, Ph.D. (France)
Professor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes
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.

Barbara Ester Adele Piga, Ph.D. (Italy)

Adjant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
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).

Daniele Villa, Ph.D. (Italy)
Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan 
MA in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and PhD in Urban Planning at the same University. He is now Assistant Professor at School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU), Politecnico di Milano teaching Fundamentals of Representation and Representation and Urban Planning. His main research interest are related to the study of visual cultures in the field of the built environment with some specific interests in: urban and landscape wide-ranging representation and analysis, computer applications to visual simulation, relational geography, drawing theory, GIS, Cultural Heritage Information and Communication, Open data and place-based digital humanities. During the last ten years he has been involved in some national and international research project, among other: 2012-2013 “WebGIS developing for Cultural Heritage of Unesco Langhe-Roero-Monferrato Area”,  2013-2016  “Web-based/ICT Communication and participation for Cultural Landscapes of UNESCO Sites Sacri Monti di Piemonte e Lombardia”, 2016-2018 “OD4CH – Open Data for Cultural Heritage”, 2018-2020 “BIM Management -Augmented And Virtual Reality Content Development For Architectural Representation in 5G Environment”. He is a member of the council of his Department (with responsibility for communication) and is part of the editorial staff of the academic journal Territorio.

Eugenio Morello, Ph.D. (Italy)

Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
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).

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.

Jack Breen, PhD.  (The Netherlnds)

Associate Professor, TU Delft
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). 

Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Ph.D. (Poland)

Professor, Head of Dept. of Digital Technologies in Arch & Urban Planning, Lodz Univ of Technology (TUL)
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.

Gökçen Firdevs Yücel, Ph.D. (Turkey) 

Assistant Professor, Aydin University, İstanbul
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.

Murat Şahin, Ph.D. (Turkey)

Associate Professor, Özyeğin University, İstanbul
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.  

Brian Dougan, (United Arab Emirates)
American Universty of Sharzah
Brian Dougan is a Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.  He is proud to be a designer, a potter, a drawer, a father, a mountain biker and a teacher, but not necessarily in that order. He practices breadth as a means to depth. Other than at AUS, he has taught architecture and industrial design at University of Southwestern Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Texas A&M University. He currently teaches drawing and design studios for Foundations students as well as a pottery course. His scholarship investigates beginning design pedagogy and his creative work includes drawing and utilitarian pottery.

Danilo Di Mascio, PhD. (United Kingdom)
School of Art, Design & Architecture, University of Huddersfield
Dr Danilo Di Mascio is a Lecturer in Architecture, researcher and qualified architect. He joined the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield on September 2017. Before that, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University (Department of Architecture and Built Environment) and Research Associate at Open Lab, Newcastle University. Danilo has undertaken several research projects related to the documentation, comprehension and analysis of tangible and intangible features of architecture and places in different countries including Belgium, England, Italy, Scotland, and the United States. Danilo participated, as author and speaker, at various international conferences in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. During the CAADRIA (Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia) Conference held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010, he received the Young CAADRIA Award for his research. He has conceived and successfully organised the first “Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshop (CDHW)” held during the 34th eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) conference in Oulu, Finland (Di Mascio et al. 2016). So far, he has organised, in collaboration with academics from other international institutions, other successful Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshops in China (2017), Poland (2018), and South Korea (2019). He has also organised workshops about architecture and urban design in Australia and Malaysia. Danilo has experience in practice in Italy and England.

Ameen Farooq, PhD, (USA)
Professor, Kennesaw State University
Ameen Farooq is Professor of Architecture, Urban design and Planning at Kennesaw State University. He served as Chair/Director of the Architecture Department at Kennesaw State University from 2006-2013.  Currently, he is serving as Fulbright Specialist/Scholar with the US State Department. His collaborative global engagements focus on the design education policies and standards in 21st century, coordinates urban design and development workshops, special projects in US, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Pakistan and Poland. He regularly engages as Graduate Advisor/Examiner in architecture planning programs at Milan Polytechnic, Italy, Cracow University of Technology, Poland, University of Aveiro and Lisbon, Portugal, Bochum University, Germany and University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. He frequently serves as adviser to various private and public agencies locally and globally empowering its stakeholders. His research work continues in developing initiatives, strategies and policies in design education, urban design and planning research explorations promoting civic engagement.

Arash Soleimani, PhD,  (USA)

Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Arash Soleimani is assistant professor of architecture and director of Design Analytics Lab (DAL) at the College of Architecture and Construction Management, Kennesaw State University. Arash holds a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Architectural Robotics and a certificate in Digital Ecologies from Clemson University’s School of Architecture in collaboration with the faculty and researchers in Electrical & Computing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Education, and Human Factors Psychology. The objective of his research is to focus on the design, prototyping and evaluation of “Intelligent Systems” employing embedded computation within the context of the built and natural environments. His teaching efforts at KSU focus on the integration of environmental technologies and metric-based systems within the architectural design process as well as advising thesis students.

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.

Bronne Dytoc, (USA)
Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University
Bronne Dytoc is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. His interests are in the areas of structural behavior and form, technology, and beginning design. Currently he is doing research on instructional strategies for the learning of foundational structures as taught to architecture students. He has also received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year award in 2018. He presently serves as coordinator of the Structures committee, as well as the Freshman Studio committee. Bronne is also a registered architect in the Philippines and a member of the UAP (United Architect of the Philippines). During early summer, he conducts structures workshops for architecture students in the Philippines, and instructional workshops for their corresponding architecture faculty.

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.

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.

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.

Joern Langhorst, (USA)
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Joern Langhorst is Associate Professor and a Fellow of the Center for Sustainable Urbanism at the University of Colorado Denver, and is teaching in the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Graduate Programs.  He has a background in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Planning, and previously held teaching positions at the University of Oregon and Iowa State University. His research interests include the development of critical perspectives on questions of representation and visualization in spatial design and planning fields. Of particular interest is the role of traditional and new, digital and non-digital media and technologies and their impact on the ability to imagine, develop and critique alternative scenarios for spatial, environmental, cultural and economic change. Since 2010 he has served as the Regional Director  (Southwest) of the Design Communication Association (DCA)  and on the editorial board of “Representations”, the DCA journal.

Kathryn Bedette, AIA, (USA)
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, is an award-winning architect in the State of Georgia and an Associate Professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University where she coordinates the history and theory course sequence.  Her professional experience includes a broad range of institutional projects as well as adaptive reuse office, retail and high-rise mixed-use projects and her design studios prioritize a synthetic approach to the cultivation a meaningful and responsible built environment by foregrounding interrelationships between architectural technologies, program and posthumanist design.  Kathryn served as the 2018 President of AIA Georgia, is the Architect Licensing Advisor for Georgia, and serves as the Executive Secretary for the DCA. She earned her B.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she studied abroad at the Ecole d'Architecture Paris-Tolbiac, and her Master of Architecture from Arizona State University, where she studied abroad at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany.

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.

Michael Carroll, (USA)
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
Michael Carroll is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at Kennesaw State University Department of Architecture. He is a graduate of both Dalhousie University where he earned his professional architecture degree and McGill University where he studied the history and theory of architecture. In Montreal, he was a founding partner of the design/build firm, atelier BUILD which was awarded the Canadian Prix de Rome of Architecture in 2004. A monograph on the work of atelier BUILD was published in Spring 2010 by TUNS Press. Michael Carroll is a registered architect in Canada. Professor Carroll is the founder and director of MAT_LAB at Kennesaw State University, a materials library, lab and exhibition space. His research focuses on materiality in contemporary architecture with an emphasis on performative façade systems and material expression.

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.

Michel Mounayar, RA (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.

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.

Pegah Zamani, PhD, (USA)
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University

Rebecca O’Neal Dagg (United States)
Associate Professor of Architecture, Auburn University
Rebecca O'Neal Dagg is associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. O'Neal Dagg's research and creative work is focused on architecture theory, representation, architecture pedagogy and design. She teaches upper level architecture design studios, history and theory of modern architecture, and seminars in architecture history and theory and representation. She earned her professional Master of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her undergraduate degree is from Auburn University School of Architecture in interior design where she was awarded the Mary Frances Carter Award. O’Neal Dagg is a director on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Recently she was a member of the NAAB Architecture Review Forum Steering Committee, chair of the inaugural Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Leadership Committee, and co-chair for the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting, “The Ethical Imperative.” O'Neal Dagg served as associate dean for research and academic affairs for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn from 2006–2013. She was interim dean for the CADC in 2011. She is the architecture senator for the Auburn University Faculty Senate and previously served as interior architecture program chair.

M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D. (USA)

Professor, Kennesaw State University
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.

Salim Elwazani, PhD, AIA (USA)
Professor, Bowling Green State University
Professor, Architecture & Env. Design Department, Bowling Green State University. Thirty years of experience in research, teaching, and professional activities against a thread of empathy and giving.  More than one hundred and twenty scholarly items of papers (journal and proceedings), grants, international and domestic presentations, book reviews, chapters, and reports. Areas of research: Heritage Conservation/ Historic Preservation; Human Ecology & Sustainable Design; Architectural and Preservation Education.  Degrees in architecture, architectural engineering, and planning—PhD, MS, B. Arch., BSc. Served as program director, department chair, and acting dean at different universities. Ohio Registered Architect, membership AIA, ACSA, ICOMOS, ASCAAD, DCA, EAEA.  A record of international scholarly engagement, chaired conferences, reviewed papers, and completed consultations with institutions such as UNDP and Getty.

So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D. (USA)

Associate Professor, Cornell University
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.

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. 

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.

Zamila Karimi, (USA)
Kennesaw State University
Zamila Karimi is a lecturer in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. She holds a post-professional MArch degree in Cultural Mediations and Technology from McGill University, MFA, the terminal degree in Interior Design from UGA and BArch from SCIArc. Her work explores the intersection between art, architecture, and design to transform ways in which we engage with one another to inspire dialogue across cultural, ethnic, and geographic boundaries in contemporary Public Space. She uses her interdisciplinary background to question the contemporary public space as sites of actions, possibilities, and promises through issues pertaining to spatial and social justice. She believes in the power of design to build bridges amongst diverse communities and the role of architects/designers as social agents of change to question the norm, whether through place-making strategies or addressing challenges around shelter: homelessness. Her numerous temporary interactive installations within the public space and community organizations both nationally and internationally are used to disseminate her research. AT KSU, she has taught upper-level studios in Public Space: Sites of actions, Urban Lab, and Thesis Prep. Currently, she teaches Design Foundations, Thesis Research and Studio, Design Communications, and an elective on Tactical Urbanism

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).