Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Seth Wachtel

Program Director

Seth Wachtel is the Program Director for the Architecture & Community Design program at the University of San Francisco. He received his MArch from UC Berkeley in 1987 and has worked in architecture and construction in India, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zambia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. His focus is low-income housing and the development of innovative construction techniques that produce sustainable and aesthetically and culturally appropriate buildings for human environments...

Education:

MArch University of California at Berkeley

Hana Böttger

Associate Professor

Hana Mori Böttger teaches physics, design, structural analysis, construction materials, integrated design and international development courses for architecture students. She has developed and directs the Architectural Engineering Minor program, and a thesis project-based Honors program for exceptional ARCD majors. She completed a Master of Architecture (2002) and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials (2000) at the University of California, Berkeley. Hana's...

Education:

MArch, UC Berkeley, 2002, MS, Structural Materials Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2000, BS, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley. 1996

Steven Doctors

Assistant Professor

Steven I. Doctors, PHD maintains a project management practice (The CM+ Group, LLC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and both a Master of Science and PhD in Architecture from the University of California (Berkeley). He has been teaching architectural history, theory, and professional practice in the Department of Art + Architecture since 2007. His research interests include the history of architectural practice, design theory and...

Tanu Sankalia

Associate Professor

Tanu Sankalia is Associate Professor and Program Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco where he teaches courses in urban planning and design, architectural and urban history, and architectural design. He was trained in urban design at UC Berkeley, and in architecture at the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, from where he graduated with a gold medal for the best diploma thesis. Professor Sankalia's research interests cover areas of...

Education:

Master of Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India

Part-Time Faculty


Renata Ancona

Adjunct Professor

Graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florence, with architectural, urban design, and structural engineering studies at the University of Pescara, and a grant to research at U.C. Berkeley. Principal of Studio Peek Ancona, a research and design firm combining architecture, planning, and interiors, her extensive experience in the U.S. and Europe is characterized by a contemporary aesthetic focusing on a refinement of sustainable materials. Ancona’s use of technology is founded on...

Shelley Brock

Adjunct Professor

Shelley Brock is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional. She has taught the architecture design Studio One course at USF since 2009 and currently teaches Architectonics. She has also taught and lectured at the University of New Mexico and Columbia University architecture schools.    Shelley published a book with co-author Max Jacobson in 2014 called Invitation to Architecture. The book is based on their tandem approaches to teaching beginning level design courses.    She received...

Catherine Chang

Adjunct Professor

Catherine Chang is a practicing professional and instructor in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Through her firm Catherine Chang Design Studio and her role as an educator, her attention is focused on the role of buildings and streetscape design in supporting rich, active pedestrian environments. Recipient of several design awards, she studied architecture and landscape architecture at UC Berkeley. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked at Calthorpe...

Nathaniel Eck

Adjunct Professor

Nathaniel Eck is a highly effective and driven project management and design professional with a passion for making the world a better place for all. He has worked on over 60 public infrastructure design, engineering, and construction projects. Projects have ranged in length from one year to three years. Individual project budgets have ranged from $500k to over $65MM with a total portfolio of over $150MM. He has coordinated and interfaced with top engineering, architecture, construction, and...

Leslie Geathers

Adjunct Professor

Leslie Geathers brings more than 20 years of multi-faceted experience in architecture, including work on projects ranging from commercial retail to single-family residential and multi-family affordable housing. In 1998 she began to specialize more in design of facilities for the young child when she joined Spaces For Children, a branch of McCamant & Durrett Architects, led by Louis Torelli, M.S.Ed., the nationally known premier child development environmental designer. She became Project...

June Grant

Adjunct Professor

June Grant received a master's degree in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and her undergraduate degree from Baruch College, CUNY with a focus on International Economics and Finance with a minor in Studio/Ceramic Art. She is an architect with a long interest in the space of transactions and form. Upon leaving Steinberg Architects and AECOM, where she was a Principal and Associate Principal, respectively, she launched blink!LAB with 15 years' experience in design. Her...

Education:

MA, Yale School of Architecture , BA, Baruch College

Grace Lee

Adjunct Professor

Grace Lee has worked broadly as an architectural, landscape, and urban designer in the Bay Area for the past 20+ years.  As Adjunct Faculty, she has led undergraduate and graduate design studios in the Departments of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco, the Architectural Design Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, and the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.   At Stanford University she also has taught...

Carol Mancke

Adjunct Professor

Carol Mancke is an architect, artist, and educator with more than 30 years professional experience. She has worked in architecture practices in London, San Francisco and Tokyo and has taught architecture at the the Nagaoka Institute of Design, the University of Western Australia and Kingston University London, where she ran the March (Design) program from 2004 until 2014. Carol is a chartered British architect and licensed in California and Japan.

Education:

PhD Candidate, The Royal College of Art, MArch, University of California Berkeley, BA Fine Art, Central St Martins College of Art, BS Urban Studies, MIT, Certificate in Urban Landscape Design, University of Osaka Prefecture

Matthew Peek

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Peek studied architecture, urban design, and fine art at Berkeley, Columbia, and Yale, with a Fulbright at the University of Venice. Principal of Studio Peek Ancona, a research and design firm combining architecture, planning, and interiors, he is a licensed architect, member of the AIA, and contributor to international journals of architecture. Peek’s work investigates the use of cutting edge natural and composite materials, ranging from new uses for renewable materials to the most...

Rafi Sarkis

Adjunct Professor

Rafi Sarkis is a LEED accredited architect.  A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has practiced architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for over fifteen years.  His architecture firm integrates environmental approaches and technological solutions into the design process. His multinational background and early childhood exposure to archeology in the Middle East and Europe have greatly influenced his contextual approach to architecture and pedagogy. As adjunct faculty at USF...