Education & Training

Education is a core mission of the Institute, shaping the marketplace through education. Thus, the education committee is a key group of the Institute charged with developing and implementing educational programs with the aim of advancing the art, science and technology of the building skin, this as a means to catalyze transformation to truly resilient and sustainable buildings and urban habitat. This effort must embrace the Institute’s strategy of inclusiveness and bridging the fragments that populate the AECO industry. This involves academia, of course, but also the profession, industry and trades; indeed, educational needs across the broad spectrum of the building design and delivery process must be considered.

Committee Members

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Ajla Aksamija

Professor, University of Utah

Committee Chair
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Gabrielle Brainard

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Committee Member
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Timothy Brown

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Architecture Programs, Clemson University

Committee Member
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James Doerfler

Deakin University

Committee Member
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Winfried Heusler


Committee Member

Randy Jefferson

Seminar Instructor, Southern California Institute of Architecture

Committee Member
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Omar Khan

Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Committee Member
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Ted Kesik

Professor of Building Science, University of Toronto

Committee Member
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Ulrich Knaack

TU Delft

Committee Member
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Mikkel Kragh

Head of Department, Professor. Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University

Committee Member
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Sameer Kumar

Principal, TECHNE

Committee Member
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John Neary


Committee Member
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Becher Neme

Principal, Neme Design Studio

Committee Member
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Douglas Noble

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director, Chase L. Leavitt Master of Building Science Program; Associate Professor, USC

Committee Member
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H. Scott Norville

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Texas Tech University

Committee Member
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Mathew O'Malley

DPR Construction

Committee Member
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Mic Patterson

Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration, Facade Tectonics Institute

Committee Member
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Lisa Rammig

Eckersley O'Callaghan (EOC Engineers)

Committee Member
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Chris Stutzki

Principal, STUTZKI Engineering, Inc.

Committee Member
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Doris Sung

Co-founder and Associate Professor/Director of Undergraduate Programs, TBM Designs LLC and University of Southern California

Committee Member
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Alex Terzich

Senior Associate, HGA Architects & Engineers

Committee Member
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Bob Cangemi

Renaissance Building Products

Committee Member

Want to get involved?

The Education Committee is currently full but new members are considered annually or as deemed appropriate by the committee chair. Expressions of interest are always welcome.

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