Organizers

Joyce Hwang is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the Director of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means. Currently she is developing a series of projects that incorporate wildlife habitats into constructed environments. Her most recent work has been made possible by an Independent Projects Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), as well as a residency at the MacDowell Colony, where she was selected as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Ms. Hwang is a registered architect in New York State. She has previously practiced professionally with offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Barcelona. She received her M.Arch degree from Princeton University and her B.Arch degree from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Bronze Medal.

Martha Bohm is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her interests include finding ways to integrate analytical tools into design processes in order to better see the unseeable: energy, comfort, climate, air movement, and so on. Previously, she was Sustainable Design Coordinator at William McDonough + Partners. Prior to that she taught at Cornell, and advised the Cornell Solar Decathlon team. She was a Ginsberg Research Fellow at USGBC and authored the USGBC Research Committee’s National Green Building Research Agenda. She earned her M.Arch at the University of Oregon, where she was director of the Ecological Design Center, and also co‐founder of Design‐Bridge, a community‐oriented student design‐build program. Before graduate school, she worked as a Natural Resource policy analyst at the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices. She received her B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard.

Shannon Phillips is Assistant Dean of Graduate Education in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Ms. Phillips organizes school‐wide diversity and recruitment efforts, in addition to serving graduate students in both architecture and urban planning. Her work includes K‐12 initiatives designed to expand opportunities for underserved populations by connecting universities and school children, including the 2010 launch of the Architecture and Design Academy, Buffalo’s first public school with architecture and design infused in the curriculum, and BuffaloUP, an APA award‐winning program designed to introduce school children in city centers to the practice of urban planning. Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, Ms. Phillips worked with underrepresented students and international students at the State University of New York College at Fredonia. Ms. Phillips earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo.

Gabrielle Printz is a student and teaching assistant in the Master of Architecture program at the University at Buffalo. She came to architecture with degrees in Art History and Political Science from Canisius College where she completed an undergraduate thesis on the utopian architectural pursuits of early Soviet socialism. On the graduate level, her design interests are inflected by her scholarship in architectural history and theory. Professional experience working at women‐focused non‐profit agencies has helped to cultivate her interests in broader communities that architecture might serve and the particular roles that women play in architectural production.

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