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Architecture and Interior Design Faculty

SIU's Architecture and Interior Design faculty have extensive architecture and interior design experience related to their teaching areas.

Craig Anz

Associate Professor of Architectural Studies

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416 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1131
Fax: 618.453.1129

AT SIU SINCE 2004 Research Interests Urban design, architecture, community development, and place theory; Epistemology and environmental discourse, critical social theory, philosophy, and their roles in architectural education; Architecture and cultural studies with emphasis on Modernism and full profile >>

Sheila Baysinger Hensley

Visiting Lecturer

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107 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.4787
Fax: 618.453.1129

Courses Taught ARC 491/591: Professional Practice I ARC 592: Professional Practice II

Michael Brazley

Associate Professor of Architectural Studies

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Quigley Hall 417
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1120
Fax: 618.453.1129

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY Interests and Specialties: Architecture, Urban Design, Cyber-Learning, Distance-Learning, How Do Architectural Students Learn via Mobile Technology (M-Learning). Current Projects: Enhancing Spatial Reasoning & Visual Cognition for ‘STEM’ full profile >>

Jon Daniel Davey

Professor of Architecture

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Quigley Hall 404
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1108
Fax: 618.453.1129

Special Projects In addition to teaching, for the last 25 years, Professor Davey has served as program director of Kid Architecture, a workshop series for young people ages 9-18. The workshops deal with the design of the built environment with special interest in architecture and interior full profile >>

John K. Dobbins

Interim Director of the School of Architecture, Associate Professor of Architectural Studies

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413 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1114
Fax: 618.453.1129

At SIU Since 1990 Education Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986 Master of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984 Courses full profile >>

Rolando Gonzalez-Torres

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture

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406 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1982
Fax: 618.453.1129

Architect and educator with more than 25 years of experience of teaching on higher education centers in Mexico, Spain and the USA. He received a PhD in architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona Tech); a Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky full profile >>

Thad Heckman

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

At SIU Since 1994 Research Interests Contour Table Project Education Bachelor of Arts in Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Courses Taught Architecture 381: Environmental Design I – Site Planning Spring Teaching Assignment Interior Design 272: Interior Construction Architecture 342: Building Technology III

Qian Huang

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Qian Huang Assistant Professor

Quigley Hall 130A
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1254
Fax: 618.453.1129

EDUCATION Ph. D. in Building Construction Management – Purdue University Master of International Law – Nankai University Bachelor of Law - Nankai University COURSES TAUGHT ARC 210 Building Construction Management: Introduction & Professional Practice ARC 310 Building full profile >>

Norman L. Lach

Associate Professor and Architectural Studies Program Director

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Quigley Hall 414
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1128
Fax: 618.453.1129

Course Taught ARC 341: Build Tech II: Masonry & Concrete ARC 452: Design IV: Integration

Melinda LaGarce

Associate Professor Emerita

Melinda La Garce, IIDA, NCIDQ, RID was a professor at SIUC for over 20 years and received numerous teaching and research awards and fellowships. Research and Teaching Interests The effects of environmental lighting on human psychology and physiology, and the medical science of light. Primary full profile >>

Shannon Sanders McDonald

Associate Professor

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137 Quigley
Mailcode 4337                         
Phone: 618.453.1126
Fax: 618.453.1129

AT SIU since 2011 Research  Interests: As an associate architecture professor at Southern Illinois University Professor McDonalds' research and areas of interest are with emerging movement technologies and their impact on the built environment. We are currently going full profile >>

Laura Morthland

Associate Professor and Interior Design Program Director

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131E Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.3717
Fax: 618.453.1129

AT SIU SINCE 2006 RESEARCH INTERESTS Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Pedagogy, Creative Learning, Ethnography in Design RECENT SPECIAL PROJECTS 2016 Carbondale, Illinois - SIUC Greenfund Grant: Lactation Room Design/Build EDUCATION Master of Interior Architecture, University of full profile >>

Peter B. Smith

Associate Professor

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Quigley Hall 0131C
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1109
Fax: 618.453.1129

COURSES TAUGHT ARC/ID 121: Design Communication I ARC/ID 122: Design Communication II ID 451: Design Programming II ID 492: Design VI: Integration

Steven P. Turnipseed

Senior Lecturer

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Quigley 401
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1710
Fax: 618.453.1129

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Steve taught Architecture and Urban Design at Ball State University, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A and M University for 11 years before joining the Grand Rapids, Michigan, office of URS Corporation for 22 years. As a Senior Design Architect at URS, his full profile >>

Walter V. Wendler

Director Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Architecture

AT SIU SINCE 2001 Walter V. Wendler was appointed director of the School of Architecture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in July 2008. He has been at SIUC since July 1, 2001, serving as chancellor and architecture professor during his tenure. Wendler has presented full profile >>

Stewart Wessel

Professor Emeritus

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Quigley Hall 407
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1127
Fax: 618.453.1129

COURSES TAUGHT ARC 351: Design III: Context ARC 352: Design IV: Complexity ARC 550: Regional Arch Studio ID 351: Furniture Design

David J. White

Associate Professor Emeritus

COURSES TAUGHT ARC 122: Design Communication II ARC 271: Computers in Architecture