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MICA's Architectural Design faculty are award-winning, international practitioners in the fields of architectural, environmental and urban design. We believe architectural design is multidisciplinary - an exploration of cultural, social and historical dimensions - and we have created a unique team of faculty that can guide students through their own exploration.

Architectural Design Faculty

Frank Fantauzzi

Frank Fantauzzi is the Department Chair of MICA's Architectural Design department. His research focuses on the question of alternative forms of critical architectural practice.

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Katie O'Meara

Katie O'Meara has been teaching Architectural Design at MICA since 1997. As a registered architect, researcher, teacher and practitioner in this burgeoning field, she has pursued collaborative research projects around the world, initiated student programs and designed solutions that bring together architecture, landscape, and geography to address significant social problems.

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Timmy Aziz

Timmy Aziz is a Registered Architect and a Certified Passive House Consultant. He has taught at MICA since 2007, he chaired the department of Environmental Design and developed the Architectural Design program where he nows teaches, currently also chairing the department.

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Megan Elcrat

Megan Elcrat teaches drawing in MICA's Architectural Design department and is the principal of 33:Design, LLC. where her design projects include Chesapeake Systems, winner of a Baltimore Heritage 2010 Historic Preservation Award, and the restoration of the Mount St. Mary's Chapel of Immaculate Conception.

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Davin Hong

Davin Hong is the Founder of Living Design Lab, a local architecture and urban design firm committed to design excellence, innovation, and social impact.

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Katherine LePage

Katherine LePage is passionate about a lot of things, from geography and history to technology and art.

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Michael Maggio

Michael Maggio, who joined Ralph Appelbaum Associates in 2004, directs and manages national and international cultural and corporate center projects. He is currently directing the design effort for the Orientalist Museum, in Doha, Qatar, and the National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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Ben Olshin

Benjamin B. Olshin is a Ph.D. and Fulbright scholar with broad experience in international consulting, research, education/training, and design work in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

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