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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.

Robert Anderson


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Phone: 618.453.3734

Since the summer of 2000, Rob has been in the architectural practice and resides in the St. Louis Metro East area. His lecturer appointment at SIUC began in the fall of 2018. Prior to this appointment, he participated in full profile >>

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 >>

Dr. Mehdi Ashayeri

Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies

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410 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4437
Phone: 618.453.2513
Fax: 618.453.1129

Mehdi Ashayeri is an architect, researcher, and educator. He earned his Ph.D. in Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Ashayeri’s research centers at the intersection of sustainability, human systems, and computation in the built environment. Much of his work has 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 >>

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 >>

Qian Huang

Associate Professor, School of Architecture

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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 >>

Kirk Irwin


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Phone: 618.453.3734

I am a licensed architect with thirty years of professional experience mostly in Chicago. During this time, I also taught part-time at schools in the Chicago area and London. I divide my time between Edinburgh, Scotland where I am completing my PhD in architectural history at the University of full profile >>

Farshad Kheiri

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

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407 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1127
Fax: 618.453.1129

AT SIU SINCE 2021 Farshad Kheiri, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, joined SIUC as an assistant professor in 2021. His research focus lies in the areas of the analysis, design, and optimization of energy-efficient buildings, performance-driven generative building design, building environmental systems, and full profile >>

Jennifer Matthews


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131D Quigley
Mailcode 4337                         
Phone: 618.453.1288

AT SIU since 2019 Teaching Interests and Specialties: Collaboration Projects and Professional engagement, Networking students with Professionals in Interior Design and Architecture, as well as related fields, Coordinating Guest Speakers for SIU Interior Design Students, along with 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 >>