DesignIntelligence has named 25 educators for being the most “exemplary professionals" in their field. With professors from some of the US' top architecture schools, each honoree was selected with "extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students."
The "most admired" US design professors of 2016, include:
Amale Andraos - Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
A talented designer with an active firm and the first female dean of the school, Amale Andraos integrates real world problems into the curriculum with a bold vision and strong leadership.
Alan Defrees - University of Notre Dame
Constantly pursuing knowledge in the field of building technology, Alan DeFrees is known as a passionate professor who is truly dedicated to teaching the technical aspects of architecture.
Dawn Finley - Rice University
Balancing heading her own Houston-based design office with teaching, Dawn Finley is admired for her focus on both the conceptual and built sides of architecture and for being extremely engaged with her students.
Steve French - Georgia Tech
Known for his collaborative spirit on research, Steve French has built a strong communication between professional practices and the Georgia Tech faculty.
Geraldine Forbes Isais - University of New Mexico
Regarded for her outstanding leadership at the university and setting a high bar for quality education and design, Geraldine Forbes Isais has also focused on expanding financial resources for student and faculty programs by engaging alumni and industry professionals in the school’s goals and activities.
Charles Graham - University of Oklahoma
Joining the University of Oklahoma from Texas A&M, Charles Graham is an active participant in the profession of architecture at the state level and continually strives to bring together and strengthen all of the design colleges.
Aki Ishida - Virginia Tech
Aki Ishida is invested in and encourages independent exploration by pushing the students of her studio to consider all factors in design by developing unique prompts to build focus on different aspects of design.
Kent Kleinman - Cornell University
Maintaining a high level of discourse and quality of delivery, Kent Kleinman is pro-active and energetic in looking for innovative ways of leading and teaching architecture, including collaborations with other universities.
Sharon Kuska - University of Nebraska
A leading voice in the field of sustainability and action models on the campus of the University of Nebraska, she brings an engineer’s talent and analysis to design forms and mentors students focused on achievement.
Alison Kwok - University of Oregon
With an inspiring energy to educate students about sustainable design principles, Alison Kwok encourages them to expand on what they have learned through research. She constantly seeks to better her students’ experiences and create well-informed architects.
Mohsen Mostafavi - Harvard University
Deeply committed to advancing architectural education, Moshen Mostafavi brings a holistic, deep ecological and aesthetic to the design conversation.
Dan Nadenicek - University of Georgia
Bringing visionary strategies in the installation of diverse programs within the college, Dan Nadenicek is very engaged with the alumni and is known for graduating wellrounded
Guy Nordenson - Princeton University
Students describe Guy Nordenson as “provocative, fearless, generous, kind and brilliant.” He has inspired a generation of design and engineering leaders.
Juhani Pallasma - Lecturer from Helsinki
Seamlessly blending art with architecture, philosophy with practice, and design with nature, Juhani Pallasma has written and designed his way into the zeitgeist of architectural discourse.
James Rose - University of Tennessee
With a focus on emerging technologies and design-build, Rose is advancing the creation of net-zero buildings, including collaboration with the Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism where he has helped advance the AMIE program, a 3D printed home and vehicle.
Hashim Sarkis - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Described as an excellent teacher, dedicated mentor, and energetic practitioner, Hashim Sarkis brings a broad intellectual and inter-disciplinary platform as the basis for the advancement of architectural theory.
Jeff Shannon - University of Arkansas
A respected and forward-thinking educator with a strong connection to the profession, Shannon is dedicated to his student’s current and future success in all aspects of life and has enhanced the visibility of the school.
Robert Shibley - SUNY Buffalo
Committed to improving the City of Buffalo through redevelopment, sustainability, and public service, Robert Shibley balances teaching, mentoring, master planning for the campus, and connecting with the Alumni community to foster relationships and opportunities for students.
Christine Theodoropoulos - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
A visionary dean challenging the status quo, Christine Theodoropoulos epitomizes and champions Cal Poly’s “Learning by Doing” philosophy, preparing graduates to be effective and productive contributors early in their professional lives.
James Timberlake - University of Pennsylvania
James Timberlake fully embraces and explores the art, science and environment of architectural design in both practice and teaching.
Ada Tremont - Drexel University
Inspiring her students to think outside of the box, Ada Tremont is an innovative and engaging educator who brings out the best in her students.
Rod Underwood - Ball State University
Known for his strong knowledge of design theory and ability to inspire, Rod Underwood is a passionate advocate of creative expression and the underlying principles of structural design.
Adam Wells - University of Houston
Able to break down complex technical manufacturing processes into easily understood concepts, Adam Wells pushes our next generation of industrial designers towards exploration and refinement.
Jim West - Mississippi State University
With an emphasis on hands-on learning, Jim West is known for his compassionate and innovative approach to design education.
Keith Wiley - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
An inspirational educator with a realistic approach to architecture and design, Keith Wiley stresses that architecture is the continuous study of history and language that goes into design
The Best US Architecture Schools for 2016
The Best Undergraduate Architecture Schools in the US:
Cornell University 康奈尔大学
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 加州理工大学的圣路易斯奥比斯波
Virginia Tech 弗吉尼亚理工大学
Syracuse University 锡拉丘兹大学
Rice University 莱斯大学
Rhode Island School of Design 罗德岛设计学院
University of Texas at Austin 德克萨斯大学
Auburn University 奥斯汀分校奥本大学
Carnegie Mellon University 卡内基梅隆大学
University of Southern California 南加州大学
The Best Graduate Architecture Schools in the US:
Harvard University 哈佛大学
Cornell University 康奈尔大学
Yale University 耶鲁大学
Columbia University 哥伦比亚大学
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 麻省理工学院
University of California, Berkeley 加州大学伯克利分校
University of Michigan 密歇根大学
Rice University 莱斯大学
Virginia Tech 弗吉尼亚理工大学
Washington University, St. Louis 华盛顿大学,圣路易斯