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2012 Fall Final Reviews ARCH 2501 Monday, December 03, 2012

2012 Fall Final Reviews ARCH 3501 ◦ ARCH 4601 Tuesday, December 04, 2012

2012 Fall Final Reviews Graduate Studios Wednesday, December, 05, 2012

Guest Reviewers

  1. Humphreys and Partners Architects
  2. Richard Torchia
  3. Mari Michael Glassell
  4. James Andrews, RIBA, AIA Int’l Assoc., LEED AP
  5. Daniel Chamberlain
  6. Michael Jenson
  7. John Grable, FAIA
  8. Mark Wellen
  9. Tom Kundig, FAIA
  10. Ricardo A. Baca
  11. A. Dudley Thompson
  12. John Driscoll

Houston Studio

Collaboration Studio

Guest Reviewer Biographies

Humphreys and Partners Architects

Dallas, TX

Richard Torchia

Artist and Director of the Arcadia Art Gallery at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Harris Observatory

Richard Torchia earned a BA from College of the Holy Cross, MA. He has exhibited at The Print Center, Morris Arboretum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Schmidt/Dean Gallery, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has been included in group shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Sligo Art Gallery in Ireland, Manciano in Italy, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, Norwich School of Art and Design in England, A.R.C. Gallery in Chicago, Port of Copenhagen in Denmark, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art in Philadelphia. Torchia was awarded fellowships by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. His works is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prudential Life Insurance Company, National Postal Archives in Nova Scotia, the Franklin Furnace Archives, and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Mari Michael Glassell

Designer, Mark Odom Studio, Austin, TX

Mari Michael received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Auburn University. Upon graduation, she focused on Mixed Use and Multi-Family architecture in Dallas, Texas before moving to Cairo, Egypt where she practiced as a Senior Urban Designer on large mixed-use developments in the surrounding deserts of both Cairo and Giza. She returned to the United States to earn her Post-Professional Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mari Michael's graduate research focused specifically on theories and applications of Urban Design with an interest in the overwhelming growth, stabilization, and shrinkage of Saigon, Veitnam, Madrid, Spain, and Detroit, MI, USA. With her thesis partner, Clay Callahan, Mari Michael developed a system of urban diagnostics which focused on the notion of incrementally, or incremental interventions over time, and the spatialization of data that indicates the level of impact such interventions may have over a block, a neighborhood, a community, or a city. Her research utilized the urban shrinkage inherent in downtown Detroit, MI as a terminal test site for the diagnostic tool she and Clay developed. Most recently, Mari Michael was a Studio Instructor for The Summer Academy in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and now works as a designer for Mark Odom Studio in Austin, Texas.

James Andrews, RIBA, AIA Int’l Assoc., LEED AP

Principal Overland Partners Architects, San Antonio, TX

Since joining Overland Partners ten years ago, James has contributed his expertise in sustainability to several LEED projects, the development of the local USGBC chapter and to projects that have had a significant social impact on our cities. The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas, and Haven for Hope Transformational Campus in San Antonio have been recognized for their transformational design, and have received 24 International, National and Regional awards. James’ commitment to the practice of architecture, sustainability and the environment is evidenced by his involvement in a number of organizational initiatives. By invitation of the Mayor of San Antonio, James served on the Advisory Committee for the Mayor’s Task Force on Sustainable Design. He has served as Chair for the AIA San Antonio Committee on The Environment (COTE); Director of the Board for AIA San Antonio; Founding member of the USGBC Central Texas Chapter; Regional Representative of the USGBC Central Texas Chapter and Chairman of the Chapter in 2010. James is currently leading international teams on projects in Asia and the Middle East where they are striving for sustainable solutions with contextual and meaningful designs. James has a passion for serving his community. He believes that the environmental challenges that we face can be turned into opportunities to be creative, to drive economic development and teach a language of stewardship to our children.

Daniel Chamberlain

Project Manager FBT Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Daniel Chamberlain is a graduate of Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Five year professional degree, 1988, with undeclared minors in Accounting and Computer Science. Mr. Chamberlain has extensive experience in a variety of architectural fields including Education, Healthcare, Leisure resorts and Exclusive residential, working also in the fields of Construction & Marketing, primarily in TX, CO, NM, CA, AZ, MA, as well as Canada and Mexico. Mr. Chamberlain has published works in Southwest Contractor, Texas Architect, Su Casa, and Western Art & Architecture. Mr. Chamberlain is most proud of his participation in outreach programs with Texas Tech University College of Architecture, including the “ Architects in Schools “ program and his contributions to Urban design studies, Tau Sigma Delta, American Institute of Architects and the National Honor Society. Mr. Chamberlain is currently a project manager with fbt FBT, Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico; completing projects such as the 500,000 sqft Atrisco Heritage Academy & Truman Middle School for Albuquerque Public Schools, The University of New Mexico new Biology Research Center “ Castetter Hall “, the Sandia Resort Activity Center expansion, and Central New Mexico Universities new Health, Wellness, & Public Safety Mock Hospital Learning Center.

Michael Jenson

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs College of Architecture and Planning, UC Denver

John Grable, FAIA

Founder John Grable Architects, San Antonio, TX

Mark Wellen

Partner Rothenberry Wellen Architects, Midland, TX

Tom Kundig, FAIA

Principal Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle WA

Ricardo A. Baca

Attorney at Law, Associate AIA RAB LAW FIRM P.C., Houston Office

A. Dudley Thompson

Former Interim Dean, CoA TTU

John Driscoll

Design + Construction

H-E-B San Antonio, TX

Texas Tech Affiliation

•Master of Architecture 2004
•Master of Business Administration 2004

Work Experience

•Eight years of design experience in facility and master planning efforts in a diverse range of project types; within a six state region and across international markets: Including healthcare, retail, commercial office, education, housing, and mixed use facilities in both the public and private sectors.
•Functioned as the Project Manager over multi-disciplinary design teams such as the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Master Plan 2010 and Sandia National Laboratories Campus Commons 2011.
•Currently working as a design architect for HEB Design and Construction, overseeing new store design and development throughout Texas and Mexico.


•Kayenta Health Center, Kayenta, AZ - Medical Facility Planning/Facility Design
•Ft. Yuma Health Care Center, Yuma, AZ - Medical Facility Planning/Facility Design
•Presbyterian Westside Hospital, Rio Rancho, NM - Schematic Facility Design
•Ernest Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital, New Braunfels, TX - Construction Documents
•Tbilisi Cardiology Hospital, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia - Medical Facility Planning

Higher Education

•UNM Health Sciences Center, Domenici Hall, Albuquerque, NM - Design Development/Construction Documents
•San Juan College, Learning Commons, Farmington, NM - Construction Documents
•University of Nevada Reno, Math & Sciences Building, Reno, NV - Site Planning/Schematic Facility Design
•University of Nevada Reno, Molecular Medicine Building, Reno, NV - Site Planning/Schematic Facility Design


•HEB New Store Development Houston, Rio Grande Valley and Mexico Market Regions (2011-Current)
•Mariposa East Commons, Rio Rancho, NM - Site Planning/Facility Design
•Centex Presidio Clubhouse, Albuquerque, NM - Site Planning/Facility Design
•NM Spaceport Air Rescue Firefighting Facility, Spaceport, NM Site Planning/Facility Design
•Mariposa Community Center, Rio Rancho, NM Site Planning/Schematic Facility Design


•Westlake Continuum of Care Retirement Community, Amarillo, TX - Schematic Facility Design
•Master Planned Community Center, Hyderabad, India - Site Planning/Schematic Facility Design

K-12 Education

•Bosque School, Budagher Hall Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM, - Planning/Design Services/Construction

Civic Experience

•Cicero Municipal Complex, Cicero, IL - Full Planning/Design Services/Construction Administration
•Cultural Arts Center of the Turquoise Trail, Cedar Crest, NM - Site Planning/Facility Design

Master Planning

•Sandia National Labs Campus Commons, Albuquerque, NM, - Project Manager
•UNM Health Sciences Center Master Plan, Albuquerque, NM, - Project Manager
•Kirtland Air Force Base Enhance Use Lease, Albuquerque, NM - Site Planning/Marketing