Francisco Alaniz Uribe

An alumnus of our faculty, Francisco practiced in Mexico before returning to teach in 2014. He is co-director of the Urban Lab, and his research is focused on urban planning and neighbourhood form. View profile >>

Getachew Assefa

Getachew is one of the world's leading experts in life cycle assessment. His research focus is on energy innovation. View profile >>

Marc Joseph Boutin

Marc teaches design and is an award winning architect and founder of Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, a firm well known for its sensitive and creative public projects. View profile >>

John Brown

John is the dean of the School. He is a registered architect and founding principal of the architectural firm Housebrand. View profile >>

Enrica Dall'Ara

Enrica is the Associate Dean (Planning + Landscape), and teaches landscape architecture and urban design. She is the founder and director of P'ARC Architecture del Paesaggio in Italy. View profile >>

Alberto de Salvatierra

Alberto is Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Data in Architecture and Director of the Center for Civilization. His research focuses on cities, society, and civilization. View profile >>

 

 

Loraine Fowlow

Loraine Fowlow

Loraine Fowlow is an associate professor in the architecture program (on leave).

Kris Fox

Kris teaches landscape architecture and urban design. His research is focused on mass customization and designing outdoor play spaces for children. View profile >>

S. Craig Gerlach

Craig is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Academic Coordinator, Sustainability, for the University of Calgary. View profile >>

Caroline Hachem-Vermette

Caroline teaches in the architecture program. Her key areas of research include high-energy performance building envelopes, smart and net-zero energy, and passive energy strategies. View profile >>

Catherine Hamel

Catherine is the school's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director, and an architecture professor who advocates for social justice in the built environment. She is a talented visual artist and regularly exhibits her work. View profile >>

Tawab Hlimi

Tawab practiced landscape architecture at two top Canadian firms before joining our faculty. His research focuses on integrated landscape infrastructure. View profile >>

Jason S. Johnson

Jason, the Associate Dean of Architecture, is an associate professor and is the co-founder of the Laboratory of Integrative Design. His research focuses on digital fabrication and robotics.  View profile >>

Thomas Patrick Keenan

Tom is an expert on cyber security and crime prevention in the built environment. He is a sought after speaker and consultant. View profile >>

Youjung Kim

Dr. Youjung Kim has taught representation methods, urban ecology and urban planning in the developing world. His research interests include land use change prediction modeling, environmental planning, flood vulnerability, community/urban scaled design and scenario planning for climate change. 

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Rebecca Laycock Pedersen

Rebecca is a transdisciplinary researcher and educator working in the field of sustainability science. Her research focuses on urban agriculture, sustainable food, sustainability education, and participatory/action-oriented methods.

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Graham David Livesey

Graham teaches design, architectural history, and urban design. After an active career as a licensed architect, he has authored several books on architectural history and theory. View profile >>

Joseli Macedo

Joseli Macedo is a teacher, scholar and administrator with a wide range of experience and accomplishment leading interdisciplinary programs in the United States, Brazil, India and Australia. She joined SAPL in May 2021. View profile >>

David Monteyne

David is an architectural historian whose research focus is 19th and 20th century North American architecture. View profile >>

Alicia Nahmad Vazquez

Alicia Nahmad Vazquez is assistant professor of robotics and digital fabrication. View profile >>

Mathis Natvik

Mathis is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture. A consistent theme in Mathis' academic and practice expertise is the integration of design and ecology. View profile >>

Fabian Neuhaus

Fabian is an urbanist who trained and worked in Europe before joining our School. His research interests include co-creation and participatory design, urban planning and urban design. View profile >> 

Beverly Sandalack

Beverly teaches landscape architecture and urban design. She is a co-director of the Urban Lab with research on urban morphology, cultural landscapes and the relationships between urban form and public health. View profile >>

Zhongming Shi

Zhongming joins the faculty via ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. His research focuses on energy-driven urban design, and highlights the interdependencies between urban design and energy performance.

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Brian Robert Sinclair

Brian is a former dean of the School and teaches in the architecture program. He is a passionate educator with research interests that include agile architecture and sustainability. View profile >>

Mauricio Soto Rubio

Mauricio practiced architecture in Europe and taught in Stuttgart and San Francisco before joining our faculty. He is the founding partner of the Studio for Lightweight Design. View profile >>

Joshua Taron

Josh is the Associate Dean (Research + Innovation). He is a co-founder of the Laboratory for Integrative Design with research interests ranging from computation to circular economy. View profile >>

Sasha Tsenkova

Sasha is a member of the planning program. Her research interests can be broadly categorized as comparative housing and urban research, and sustainable cities and planning. View profile >>

Mary-Ellen Tyler

Mary-Ellen is an alumna, former dean of the School, and professor. Her research engages ecological design, environmental planning, and regional landscape ecology. View profile >>

Barry Wylant

Barry is an alumnus and the Graduate Program Director and is responsible for our research-based degrees. He is the founder of Q Industrial Design, a consulting firm for new product design and development. View profile >> 

Sessional Lecturers


Architecture

Volodomyr Amiot

Volodymyr Amiot

Vlad Amiot is the designer behind PICOSTUDIO. He has a passion for the conceptual and theoretical side of architecture and has been a Guest Critic for student reviews. He also enjoys building and getting his hands dirty, and you can often find him experimenting with craft and obsessing over details in his expanding workshop. 

Jessie Andjelic

Jessie Andjelic

Jessie has led design teams on three competition wins. Her range of projects includes private houses, multi-family and mixed-use housing, civic centres, university buildings, and masterplans.  Jessie co-founded SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism in 2013 .

 

Seyi Arole

Seyi Arole

An alumnus of SAPL, Seyi has years of experience in digital design and fabrication through his research and his work with the Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID) at the School. He currently works as an Architectural Intern at Sturgess Architecture and his current research interest lies in the development of digital design tools and processes that address circular design concerns in Architecture.

Robert Birch

Robert Birch

Rob Birch's M.E.Des. thesis research focused on the intersection of spirituality and place through the lens of both traditional and contemporary Japanese architecture. His geoscience career has taken him from the Mayan pyramids of the Belize jungle to the frigid landscape of the Canadian Arctic, to the rocky cliffs of Northern Ireland, and to the central highlands of Madagascar. 

Trevor Boddy

Trevor Boddy

A consultant, Urban Designer, architecture critic, and curator, Trevor has designed and managed a number of international design competitions, served as juror, and has set up municipal design award programs. He also has served as a creative consultant to museums and has curated a number of exhibitions.

Nooshin Esmaeili

Nooshin Esmaeili

A graduate of our faculty, Nooshin's work operates with a focus on transcendental architecture, sacred and healing Spaces, quality Architecture, environmental psychology, and neuroscience.

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Guy Gardner

Guy Gardner

A robotics and CBDL Facility Specialist at SAPL, Guy manages digital fabrication equipment (robots, laser cutters, and large format 3D printers), workspaces and safety procedures and protocols at the City Building Design Lab. He also facilitates SAPL’s research-related activities through the development of tools and protocols for digital fabrication.

Alison Grittner

Alison Grittner

Alison is a spatial justice researcher, designer, and educator. Her passion for redressing the connection between social justice and space has led her to research, evaluate, and design spaces that address the specific needs of those whose needs are traditionally overlooked in our environment.

Dan Hapton

Dan Hapton

Dan Hapton is an architectural designer, educator, and artist. Dan’s design philosophy is a response to the crises of our time—climate change, social inequity, and the alienation of the human spirit.

Greg Hart

Greg Hart

CEO and Founding Partner at Future Fit Cities, and Founding Partner at InceptionU, Greg specializes in ergonomics, process design and assessment, interface design, urban design, CPTED, critical thinking development/leadership, pre-employment physical and aptitude assessment, continuous improvement, and incident investigation. 

Jodi James

Jodi James

Jodi is an architect experienced in public realm and cultural projects that bridge art, urban design, graphic design, and architecture. Her diverse portfolio of work with major municipalities and community groups demonstrates her approach to city-building grounded in a sense of place. 

Kate MacGregor

Kate MacGregor

Kate’s resume includes projects at every scale, from sculptural installations to mixed-use buildings and single-family residences to master plans. Kate founded XYC in 2013 to tackle prominent but challenging sites with a multi-disciplinary approach. 

Farhad Mortezaee

Farhad Mortezaee

A registered architect with over 18 years of experience in architectural design and project management,  Farhad is also exploring how architects can contribute to sustainable international development through knowledge sharing and empowering their fellow practitioners at SAPL. Read More >>

Khalid Omokanye

Khalid Omokanye

A graduate of our faculty, Khalid is a maker, entrepreneur, artist, and educator. His classes focus on concept-driven architectural design with an emphasis on narrative and the physical construction of architectural wonders. Read More >>

Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker

Matthew has a Post Professional Master's in Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from SAPL, where he received honors recognition and the AIA Gold Medal. His current research focuses on the ability of algorithmic observation to transform, mediate and re-animate architectures’ image. 

Sumer Singh

Sumer Singh

Sumer is a designer, engineer, architect, researcher, and educator in AEC, operating at the intersection of post-digital design, computation, digital fabrication, and digitalization of contemporary AEC practices. Read More >>

Adrian Stimson

Adrian Stimson

Adrian is an interdisciplinary artist with national and international exhibitions. He has completed and continues to work on several public art projects that look at identity construction, cultural fragility, and resilience.

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Ali Syed

Ali Syed

Ali is a senior energy engineer with expertise in facility assessment and maintenance planning for educational, healthcare, administration, and institutional facilities to ensure safety, comfort, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. 

Phillip Vandermey

Phillip Vandermey

Philip is an architect, urbanist, and designer, and one of the founding partners of SPECTACLE.  He has worked on a wide range of project types around the globe, including train stations, towers, affordable housing prototypes, houses, offices, schools, retail, hotels, public spaces, museums, and libraries. 

Darby Young

Darby Young

Darby has over a decade of experience working as an accessibility strategist. She has successfully contributed to the removal of barriers at municipal, provincial and national levels, ultimately establishing inclusive environments all across Canada. Read More >>

Youness Yousefi

Youness Yousefi

Youness is a PhD candidate at SAPL focusing on bioinspired kinetic adaptation through materials. His research explores the potential and capabilities of smart materials in the creation of dynamic systems which allow buildings to respond to their surrounding environment as well as the occupants. 

James Furlong

James Furlong

James is the Managing Partner for MCW’s operations in British Columbia and Alberta. With a background in building technology, sustainable design, and business administration, he leads an integrated consulting practice specialized in mechanical and electrical building engineering, AV/IT, security, energy management, renewable/alternative energy, sustainable design, and building commissioning. 
 

Dustin

Dustin Couzens

Graduated from SAPL in 2004 and recipient of the AAA Award for Best Thesis, Dustin is a principal and founding partner of award-winning Design and architecture firm, MODA. He is also a member of the Alberta Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. 

David Burch

David Burch

David Burch is directly involved in the research and implimentation of new technology related to the Architectural Practice, and developing deep collaboration methods which enhance the end to end lifecycle of Facilities.

Lili Tafeyi

Lili Tayefi

Lili is the founder of LYT Studio, as well as a multidisciplinary artist, architect, researcher, and academic. She designs 3D-printed, handmade, and wheel-thrown ceramic objects that are made with high artisanal craft. Her philosophy focuses on presence and intention permeating the spaces her works occupy for slow and mindful living. 

Rafael Gomez Moriana

Rafael Gomez-Moriana

An architect based in Barcelona, Rafael also teaches and writes. He is a partner at ArqEstructura, Adjunct Associate Professor at SAPL, and a member of CICA (Comité International des Critiques d’Architecture). His research investigates mass-cultural aspects of architecture such as cities, housing, tourism, and media. 
 

Wil Marquez

Wil D. Marquez

Wil uses innovative design principles to probe new ideas in architecture, public space, equity, and design. His 20-year tenure goes hand-in-hand with his enthusiasm for new ways professionals contribute to meaningful yet stimulating environments for a just city. 
 

Jeff Lynes

Jeff Lyness

Jeff believes in the importance of context, comprised of the transference of the social, economic, environmental, and cultural context of a project into a built form. He brings experience in a variety of project typologies including, Hospitality, Office-Commercial, Retail, and Mid-rise Multi-Family Residential projects. 

Maria Landry

Maria Landry

A passionate designer and experienced project leader, Maria’s strength resides in her ability to balance pragmatic project constraints, such as schedule and budget, all the while delivering a product that prioritizes exceptional design. With a background in mathematics, including a Master of Science degree, her diverse skillset has allowed her to be a strong problem solver and an accomplished project architect.

Erica Lowe

Erica Lowe

An accomplished architect with over 15 years of experience, Erica has successfully led projects of all scales ranging from single-family houses to high-profile recreation facilities. She approaches every project in an integrated way, acting as a facilitator, communicator, coordinator, collaborator, and marketer.

Planning and Landscape Architecture


Carol-Ann Beswick

Carol-Ann Beswick

Carol-Ann is an experienced Project Manager skilled in Land Development, Sustainable Development, Mixed Use, Urban Planning, Feasibility Studies, and Community Engagement. 

Justin Bhatia

Justin Bhatia

Justin is a creative and resourceful designer who has supported senior designers on a variety of public and private project typologies. These include large-scale transportation infrastructure, inclusive playgrounds, community park planning, multi-family residential, urban design, and urban agriculture projects. 

Teresa Goldstein

Teresa Goldstein

Teresa is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners/ Alberta Association Canadian Institute of Planners with 18+ years of professional planning experience, specializing in the areas of affordable housing, housing policy, community and land use planning, policy development, and planning analysis.
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Chris Hardwicke

Chris Hardwicke

Chris Hardwicke is a registered professional planner, a member of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, and an urban designer with over 20 years of experience. He has achieved international recognition as a Fellow of the Forum for Urban Design in New York; a Recognized Practitioner in Urban Design in the UK; and, a member of the Project for Public Spaces Leadership Committee and the Council for Canadian Urbanism.

George Harris

George Harris

George has extensive experience in the development and preparation of conceptual design and construction documents for public and private work. Over the past 20 years as a professional landscape architect he has been preparing designs, construction drawings and overseeing construction of landscape and urban development projects.

Andrea Kennedy

Andrea Kennedy

Andrea has over 12 years of experience across a broad range of landscape architecture project settings, types, and sizes. Her project work ranges from sidewalk patios to municipal plazas, to campus master plans and rural community planning. She has experience in all design phases but has a particular passion for collaborating on the big thinking that drives a design concept. 

John Lewis

John Lewis

John is the President and Founder of Intelligent Futures, a firm of versatile community problem solvers that have worked on challenges as diverse as urban agriculture, community sustainability, social well-being, urban renewal, arts and culture, community livability, and affordable housing. John is also the host of 360 Degree City – a podcast that explores city building from a variety of angles.

Connor Macdonald

Connor Macdonald

Connor is a project coordinator with a versatile background including product, architectural and urban design. He is experienced in building permit development, land use bylaw compliance, stakeholder engagement, and on-site construction operations. His past project work has spanned the public and private sectors as well as independent design commissions. 

Luca Nostri

Luca Nostri

Luca is a photographer, researcher, and teacher based in Lugo, Italy. He holds a PhD in Photography from Plymouth University, and his work explores notions of landscapes, place, memory, and belonging with an interdisciplinary approach that revisits the tradition of documentary photography. 

Jamal Ramjhon

Jamal Ramjhon

Manager of Community Growth at the City of Airdrie and serving in this role in one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Jamal enables Community Growth comprising Economic Development, Planning & Development, Building Inspections, and Administration. 

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart

Greg is the principal of groundcube, an architecture and planning firm providing landscape architecture, golf course design and planning in the public and private sectors as prime consultants, project managers and specialized contributors to Architects, Engineers and Developers for commercial and residential projects.

Liisa Tipman

Liisa Tipman

An experienced land use planner with a broad understanding of all facets of the planning process, Lisa was the first employee and only land use planner of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) and established the operational processes and procedures of the CMRB. In 2019, she oversaw the planning aspects of developing the Calgary Metropolitan Region’s (CMR) first Growth and Servicing Plans.

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Matt is a Principal at O2 with over 12 years of experience managing high-profile urban design, mixed-use, campus, facility, and large park projects. Matt’s work emphasizes the development of multi-functional landscapes and public spaces that meet both the cultural and ecological needs of a site.

Adjuncts


Benjamin Barrington
Douglas Carlyle
Grace Coulter
James Dewald
David Down
David Edmunds
Paul Galpern
Rafael Gomez-Moriana
Leland Jackson
Martin Jones

Andrew John King
Arlene Joyce Kwasniak
Anthony Leong
Gavin McCormack
Tim McCulloch
Byron Andrew Miller
John (Douglas)  Olsen
Richard Parker 
Nancy Pollock-Ellwand
Christopher Allan Roberts

Cathy Sears
Marcello Stamm
Rollin Stanley
Gregory Stewart
Keir Stuhlmiller
Jeremy  Sturgess
Kate Thompson
Llewellyn (Frederick) Valentine
Philip Vandermey
Harrie Vredenburg