Rafi Sarkis

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Socials

Biography

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 teaches History of Architecture II, which focuses on the rich and intricate interconnectedness between past built environments and the cultures, technologies and physiography which produced them. Through teaching he works to instill in the next generation of young architects, a sense of responsibility and stewardship towards our increasingly transnational and fragile environment.