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Jeff Oberdorfer

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Jeff Oberdorfer is a national leader in sustainable, affordable housing. He uses his courses in the architecture and urban planning programs to provide students with design guidelines for multifamily housing in an urban setting, with projects ranging from a studio to an urban, multifamily development. The LEED fellow believes it is essential for an architect to understand housing design.


  • Architecture
  • Housing
  • Sustainability
  • Community Design
  • Participatory Design

Research Areas

  • Non-toxic Building Materials
  • Green, Vegetated Roofs


  • Kent State University. BArch, 1971

Prior Experience

  • Executive Director, First Community Housing
  • Principal Architect, San Jose Redevelopment Agency
  • Visiting Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz
  • Faculty, Antioch West Graduate School
  • Faculty, Goddard/Cambridge Graduate School
  • Instructor, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts

Awards & Distinctions

  • LEED Fellow

  • US Green Building Council

  • AIA Fellow