The Master’s Program in Sustainable Design (MSD) faculty represent the best educational and research minds from all six disciplines in the College. Their diverse educational and professional backgrounds mirror those of many students in the MSD program. Special presentations by distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world add additional dimension to the program and provide a platform for discussion of timely global issues.

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Charlie Hailey

Professor

Professor Hailey’s research investigates the cultural and environmental contexts for architecture design and construction. He is interested generally how this subject relates to teaching, thinking, and making within both cultural landscape and material culture. Within this broad field of study,

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School of Architecture

Christopher Silver, Ph.D., FAICP

Professor

Christopher Silver earned his Ph.D. in American Urban History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill, in 1981. He earned a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1979. He received a Master of

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Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Dan Williams, FAIA

Guest Lecturer

Dan Williams, FAIA

Guest Lecturer

Daniel E. Williams, is a Seattle author and practicing architect and planner. He is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable architecture and urban and regional design. He served as 2006 chair of the National AIA’s Sustainability Task Group and was

Donna Cohen

Associate Professor (with tenure)

Donna Cohen

Associate Professor (with tenure)

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School of Architecture

Michael Volk

Research Assistant Professor

Michael Volk

Research Assistant Professor

Michael Volk is a Florida registered Landscape Architect, partner at Volk Design Consultants, LLC, and a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Florida Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture. He has a Masters Degree in

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Department of Landscape Architecture office: 438 ARCH

Robert Ries

Director

Robert Ries

Director

Robert Ries is director of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. He graduated with a PhD in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. His specialization fields include Green Building, Sustainable Development, Life Cycle Assessment in the Construction Process.

(352) 273-1155
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management RNK 304 / Box 115703 Gainesville, FL 32611-5703

Pierce Jones

Extension Program Leader

Pierce Jones

Extension Program Leader

Dr. Jones is the Extension Program Leader for Energy Programs. He leads the development and delivery of educational programs and products related to energy- and resource-efficient community development with emphasis on housing. These programs and products include targeted continuing education

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P.O. Box 110940 2610 SW 23rd Terrace Gainesville, FL 32611

Nawari Nawari

Associate Professor

Nawari Nawari

Associate Professor

Dr. Nawari (Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE) has more than twenty years of experience in design, teaching and research specializing in Building Structures and Building Information Modeling. Currently, he is an associate professor and teaches graduate and undergraduate Architectural Structures, Structural Modeling

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PO Box 115702, Gainesville, FL 32611 office: 246 ARCH

Stanley S. Latimer, MS, MA

Lecturer, Graduate Coordinator

Stanley S. Latimer, MS, MA

Lecturer, Graduate Coordinator

Stanley Latimer received his Master of Science in Computer & Information Sciences in 1983 from the University of Florida, where he earned his Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida as well in1982. He

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PO Box 115706 Office: 466 ARCH

Kathryn Frank, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kathryn Frank, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kathryn Frank earned her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. She earned a Master’s Degree in City and Regionally Planning and Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon in 2000.

(352) 294-1485
PO Box: 115706 Office: 452 ARCH

Bradley Walters

Assistant Professor

Bradley Walters

Assistant Professor

Bradley Walters, AIA earned his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture with Highest Honors from the University of Florida. He has studied and taught at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza,

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office: Architecture Building

Tom Hoctor

Research Associate Professor

Tom Hoctor

Research Associate Professor

Dr. Hoctor’s research interests include the application of landscape ecology and conservation biology to regional planning, greenway and wildlife corridor design, large carnivore ecology and conservation, focal species habitat modeling, and Geographic Information Systems applications in conservation planning. He has

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Department of Landscape Architecture office: 148 ARCH

Nam-Kyu Park

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Nam-Kyu Park

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Nam-Kyu Park is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Interior Design. She is a LEED accredited professional and NCIDQ certified interior designer. Park teaches upper level design studios focused on retail, hospitality and office environments, interior

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Department of Interior Design

Bahar Armaghani

Lecturer & Director

Bahar Armaghani

Lecturer & Director

Professor Armaghani’s expertise focuses on the areas of building performance optimization, measurement & verification; water conservation, sustainable infrastructure, cost benefit analysis of building green, sustainability in developing countries, and green roads assessment and evaluation.

(352) 294-1428
331 Architecture Building PO Box 115701 Gainesville, FL 32611-5701

Ruth L. Steiner, Ph.D., MBA

Senior Manager

Ruth Steiner received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. She also received her Master of City Planning (MCP) from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. Dr. Steiner earned her Master

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P.O. Box 115706 Office: 464 ARCH

Margaret “Peggy” Carr

Professor and Director

Margaret “Peggy” Carr

Professor and Director

Professor Carr’s research is focused in the following areas: regional conservation strategies, greenway/corridor design, land use planning at the urban/rural interface, land use planning and reserve design in Central America, ecotourism, recreational carrying capacity and environmental policy.

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PO Box 115701, Gainesville, FL 32611-5701 office: 331D ARCH

William Tilson

Professor Emeritus

William Tilson

Professor Emeritus

William L. Tilson is Professor Emeritus of Architecture. Since 1992, he has been the Director of the Preservation Institute: Caribbean (PI:C), the College’s off-campus program in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. Tilson has been lead researcher and consultant on