Architecture Faculty

UDM’s architecture faculty are not just your professors—they’re your coaches and mentors in a challenging, exciting program that will teach you everything from history and theory to urban environments, sustainable architecture and international trends. Check out our full list of faculty & staff.

Stephen J. LaGrassa
Professor of Architecture

“You will have a better understanding of what architecture encompasses — not just the pure creativity, but also the technical demands.”
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John Charles Mueller
Professor of Architecture

“Manual sketch is a good skill to have when you can’t rely on computers. And students share the opinion it’s an art worth preserving.”
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Joe Odoerfer
Professor of Architecture

“You will come away with knowledge of someone else's experience as your beginning point, so you will enter the profession with 30 years of experience.”
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Allegra Pitera
Associate Professor of Architecture; Director of Digital Media Studies

“It's a hands-on opportunity to work with media theory, design and technology to explore what you love to do with digital media.”
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Daniel Pitera
Associate Professor of Architecture; Director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center

“As a student, you're not just gaining information. You're part of a process of making better architecture, and better cities.”
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Noah Resnick
Associate Professor of Architecture; Director of Graduate Program

“At UDM, we strive to prepare not just great designers and great thinkers but great professionals.”
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Gilbert Sunghera, S.J.
Assistant Professor of Architecture

“You'll think about things you may never have thought of before about sacred architecture and public space.”
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William S. Wittig
Dean of the School of Architecture; Professor of Architecture

“You’re going to learn what it means to design a green building.”
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