Joseph Odoerfer

Joseph  Odoerfer

Adjunct Professor

Joseph Odoerfer
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Room: LO 118
Phone: 313-993-1532
Joseph Odoerfer
Areas of Expertise:
Architectural History and Theory
Environmental Technology


  • Master of Architecture, University of Detroit
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Detroit


Odoerfer teaches environmental technology and architectural history and theory. His research investigates the relationship between technology and aesthetic perception. An article stemming from this research titled, "The Poetics of Thermal Technology" was published in Architecture, the City, and Technology.

Odoerfer is a registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. From 2004 to 2007 he was a principal in the firm of Harold H. Fisher and Associates, Architects and Planners. He was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit, and in 1994 was named Michigan College Architectural Educator of the Year. He taught at North Dakota State University before joining the University in 1987.