Faculty & Staff
Drew Armstrong, associate professor and director of Architectural Studies. B.Arch., M.A. (Toronto); M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia), Assoc. AIA. Areas of research: 18th+19th-century European and American architecture and architectural theory; 18th-century European art and collecting. Courses taught since 2005: HAA 0480 Modern Architecture; HAA 1040 History of Architectural Theory; HAA 1910 Portfolio; HAA 1407 18th Century Architecture; HAA 2400 Special Topics: Architecture by the Book.
Gretchen Bender, assistant chair and director of undergraduate program for HAA. B.A. (Franklin & Marshall); M.A. (American U); Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr). Areas of research: German visual culture in the modern period. Courses taught since 2002: HAA 0940 Approaches to the Built Environment; HAA 1010 Approaches to Art History: Berlin Episodes in Architectural History.
Karen Gerhart, professor. Ph.D. (U Kansas). Areas of research: pre-modern Japanese art. Courses taught since 2002: HAA 1601 Special Topics: Authority in Japanese Art and Architecture.
Katheryn Linduff, UCIS research professor. Ph.D. (U Pittsburgh). Areas of research: ancient Chinese and Eurasian art and archaeology. Courses taught since 2002: HAA 1630 History of Chinese Architecture.
Mina Rajagopalan, assistant professor. Ph.D (University of California Berkeley. Areas of research: South Asian architecture and urbanism; global modernisms; history of preservation. Courses to be taught beginning fall 2011: HAA 1910 Modernity, Modernism, and Housing.
Franklin Toker, professor. B.A. (McGill); M.A. (Oberlin); Ph.D. (Harvard). Areas of research: Medieval and Renaissance architecture; American architecture and urbanism. Courses taught since 2002: HAA 0040 Introduction to Western Architecture; HAA 0510 Pittsburgh Architecture and Urbanism; HAA 1010: Approaches to Art History; HAA 1305 Early Renaissance Architecture; HAA 1306 High Renaissance Architecture; HAA 1407 Eighteenth-Century Architecture; HAA 1530 American Architecture 1; HAA 1531 American Architecture 2.
Anne Weis, associate professor. B.A., M.A. (U Missouri); Ph.D (Bryn Mawr). Areas of research: Roman art and architecture; American art and architecture. Courses taught since 2002: HAA 1010 Approaches to Art History: Gendered Space in the Greek City; HAA 1160 Roman Architecture.
Visiting Instructors and Part-time Faculty
Angelique Bamberg, B.A. (U Virginia); M.A. (Cornell). Areas of research: 20th-century American architecture and urbanism; history of planned communities. Courses taught since 2001: HAA 1920 Introduction to Historic Preservation; HAA 1922 Preservation: Texts and Theory.
John Barbera, project manager/designer, Penner & Associates Architects. B.S. (U Notre Dame); M.Arch (Syracuse). Courses taught since 2009: HAA 1913 Architectural Studies Seminar.
Brendan Froeschl, facilities manager, Waldorf School of Pittsburgh. B.A. AAS (Belmont Technical College). Courses taught since 2008: HAA 1910 Window Restoration Practicum.
Utkarsh Ghildyal, project architect, Renaissance 3 Architects. B.Arch. (Bombay); M.Arch. (U Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Assoc. AIA. Courses taught since 2007: HAA 1916 Design Studio 1; HAA 1917 Design Studio 2.
Kevin Kunak, B.A. (U Pittsburgh); M.Arch (U Miami). Courses to be taught beginning fall 2011: HAA 1914 Architecture + Computer Applications.
Ken Neal, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (U Pittsburgh). Courses taught since 2002: HAA 0040 Introduction to Western Architecture; HAA 0440 Frank Lloyd Wright.
Jozef Petrak, project architect, Renaissance 3 Architects. B.A. Architectural Studies (U Pittsburgh); M.Arch. (Cal Polytechnic), Assoc. AIA. Courses taught since 2006: HAA 1916 Design Studio 1; HAA 1917 Design Studio 2; HAA 1914 Architecture + Computer Applications.
Jeff Slack, AICP, historic preservation planner, Pfaffmann + Associates Architects. B.A. (Westminster College); M.A. (Cornell). Courses taught since 2008: HAA 1921 Documentation + Conservation Studio.
Linda Hicks, administrator for HAA