Meet our 2020 EiA Team

Every year, we are honored to have extremely talented CUArch graduate students or alumni join us as our  Instructors for the EiA program. Throughout the program, we are frequently greeted by CUArch faculty and other students completing coursework in the Crough Center for Architectural Studies. For final project reviews, we are honored to invite local architects and designers, current and previous CUArch faculty and distinguished alum.



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    Tonya Ohnstad
    Director, Experience in Architecture


    Tonya Onstad is a designer and educator based in Washington, D.C. Her primary focus is to understand the expanding role of the designer as a global citizen in an era of massive change.  As a professor, Tonya has been teaching studios and seminars at University of Maryland, Catholic University, Northeastern University and Harvard University. Tonya has a Masters in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Architecture and French. She speaks English, French and Norwegian.
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    Rebecca Ambouroue Co - director, Experience in Architecture


    Rebecca Ambouroue is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture at the Catholic University of America. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University.

    After graduating from Morgan State, she moved to Houston, TX and worked for a luxury residential interior design firm, Jamie House Design. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Hands on DC and interned with Talaat Architects.

    Rebecca loves painting, writing, singing and photography. She is also passionate about lighting and furniture design.


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    Allison Davin just graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Catholic University of America with her Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Environmental Sustainability. She is now pursuing her Masters in Architecture.
    During her undergraduate career, Allison did a semester abroad in Rome, was a research assistant to Professor Patricia Andrasik, and interned at Tricarico Architecture & Design as well as Sweebe Architecture.
    Allison has a passion for photography, and enjoys spending her spare time hiking, doing watercolors and perfecting her skills on photoshop. Her current favorite project is Simpson Lee House by Glenn Murcutt.

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    John Jones

    John Jones are a current Master of Architecture student at the Catholic University of America. They just graduated   with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Drama.  

    John currently work as an Architectural intern at Maginniss + del Ninno Architects while also being an Actor with the Adventure Theatre and Keegan Theatre. They were also an EiA Instructor last summer.  

    They are a passionate Theatre Artist and enjoy Thrift Shopping and Fashion, as well as roller-blading.