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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Architectural Studies Faculty

Ruth Tofle

Dr. Ruth Brent Tofle
Professor, Department Chair

Interests: environment & aging, facility access, design education & research, place attachment, housing, and sustainable environments


Benyamin Schwarz

Dr. Benyamin Schwarz
Professor, Coordinator of Studio Sequence and Rogers Gallery

Interests: environment and aging, dementia special care units, nursing homes, assisted-living, design process and design theory, international residential environments


Bimal Balakrishnan

Dr. Bimal Balakrishnan
Associate Professor, Design with Digital Media Program Coordinator

Interests: architectural design process, design computing & cognition, virtual reality, human-computer interaction


Laura Cole

Dr. Laura Cole
Assistant Professor

Interests: green school buildings; pedagogical architecture, the psychology of environmental stewardship, design for low-energy living


Michael Goldschmidt

Michael Goldschmidt
Associate Teaching Professor, State Housing & Environmental Design Extension Specialist

Interests: ecological design, construction documents, building technologies, codes and regulations, healthy building environments


Lyria Bartlett

Lyria Bartlett
Assistant Teaching Professor

Interests: architectural design process, design pedagogy, creativity research, sustainable technology, professional & community relationships


Robert Walsh

Dr. Robert Walsh
Assistant Teaching Professor

Interests: Design-build construction and sustainable communities


Emeritus Faculty


Dr. Tofle with helping student


Dr. Schwarz at work


Dr. Goldschmidt at work


Dr. Balakrishnan in the iLab


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