February 02, 2022

We would like to extend a warm welcome to five new part-time professors who are teaching this semester.

Jonathan Taylor and Timothy Smith come to us from the United Kingdom to teach Graduate Studio II. The two are partners in Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor LLP, a small London-based practice with an international reputation for its interest in classicism and its potential as a living language for architecture. Established in 2010, the firm undertakes primarily private residential work, but also works for the National Trust and English Heritage. Jonathan and Timothy's course is Design 601/603/701.

Mark Lawrence, B.Arch. 1997, is a founding principal of EL Studio PLLC, NYC and D.C. His architectural interests stem from the place where he lives and works. The Washington, D.C., studio serves as a testbed for an ongoing research exploring Washington’s unique informal alley network as a viable site for new modes of urban living. As a board member of the Washington Architecture Foundation, Mark works to expand the education and action of architecture to underserved areas. Mark is teaching Design 402/Integrated Building Design Studio with Brian Donnelly.

Ryan Gebhart, B.A. 2011, M.Arch. 2019, graduated with a concentration in classical architecture and urbanism. A recent alumni currently with BarnesVanze Architects in D.C., he easily finds his way back to Crough to teach a Structures II class.

Sean Jeffryes received his B.C.E. from the University of Maryland in 2013, and his M.C.E. from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. He is currently an associate and project manager with Structura. His projects include structures in reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, structural cold formed steel, masonry, and wood, over a wide range of market sectors. He's based in Structura's Baltimore office, but his projects can be found in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He is teaching Advanced Structures this semester.

We also have several instructors this semester returning from years past. We welcome back Francie Hankins in Design 202; Jaime Van Mourik in Equity and the Built Environment; Cristine Gibney, M.C.R.P. 2020, in Green Codes; Stephen Passeri in Digital Drawing; and Brooks Zitzman, Ph.D. 2018, and Gabrielle Jette advising an independent study titled Sustainable Living Office.

Our convenient, Metro-accessible location allows us to bring a rich variety of professionals to campus. Alumni and friends interested in exploring opportunities with us should contact Dean Mark Ferguson at fergusonma@cua.edu.