New Adjunct Faculty
The School welcomes several new practitioner/artist adjunct faculty for Fall 2016 in Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Visual Arts Studies.
Arch 113 Arch Design Core Studio I: Ramzi Naja, B.Arch. Lebanese American University, M.Arch. Harvard. Naja joins the first year design faculty group. Naja has been a Research Assistant at Harvard’s Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab, and the Zofnass Program in Sustainable Infrastructure.
Arch 213 Arch Design Core Studio II: Greg Williams of joins the 2nd year design faculty group. Williams’ firm Williams Ozcelik Architects has works underway in the US and Turkey, and he practiced previously with OMA London/Rotterdam, SOM Chicago and San Francisco, Emergent Architecture in Vienna, and David Riebe Architecture New York. He was educated at RPI and the Architectural Association, London.
Arch 231 Construction Materials & Assemblies I: Chris Ryan is working with Assistant Professor Nathan Fash in Fall 2016. Ryan was educated at the University of Colorado Boulder and at Harvard, and has taught previously at Northeastern and Hartford. Prior to opening his own firm, Ryan worked at Brooklyn Builders New York/Boston/Chicago, with Blu Homes, Kennedy Viollich, William Rawn, and Jonathan Levi in Boston.
Arch 287 Computer Applications in Architecture. Mark Rukamathu of Rukamathu Smith LLC Somerville MA will be teaching with Anthony Piermarini and Olga Mesa. Rukamathu received his M.Arch. from Harvard and B.Arch from Arkansas. He has worked in the offices of William Rawn Architects and ADD Inc in Boston, and with Marlon Blackwell in Arkansas prior to opening his own firm.
Arch 413 Advanced Arch Design Studio: Robert Mohr. MSAS from MIT, B.Arch. Iowa State. Mohr has worked as Studio Director at Oualalou+Choi in Paris; Leddy Maytum Stacy in San Francisco, and Mithun in Seattle. His work has been published in Galerie de l’architecture, Architectural Record, and the Journal of Architectural Education.
Arch 413 Advanced Arch Design Studio: Frank Mruk, FAIA. Has served as Associate Dean, NYIT School of Architecture and Co-Director of the MS in Urban and Regional Design. He received a Post-Graduate Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford Said School of Business, MBA from Pace, B.Arch. from Pratt. He has worked in a variety of consulting and architectural roles including as CEO of the NY Center for Strategic Innovation, Morgan Stanley, DMA Group, eDomus Africa, and Palinode Group.
HP 324L/524L Archival Research: Alyssa Lozupone., Preservation Policy Research Specialist at the Preservation Society of Newport County. MS in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania, BA Salve Regina. Lozupone is the author of A Passion for Preservation: Katherine Warren and the Shaping of Modern Newport (2015, Applewood).
VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting: David Barnes MFA, UMass Dartmouth, BFA, University of New Hampshire) is a recent recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Grant, and his work will be featured in the upcoming New American Painting Northeast Issue. Barnes maintains a studio in Bristol RI as part of the Byfield Art and Design Group, alongside RWU Senior and Interdisciplinary Arts