Introducing New and Visiting Faculty, Visiting Fellows for 2019-2020 Academic Year

October 1, 2019
Each brings a wealth of expertise that will diversify and enhance our academic research, leadership, and curriculum.  
Maggie Hansen, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture is pleased to welcome new and visiting faculty, as well as visiting fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each of these scholars and practitioners brings with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will diversify and enhance our academic research, leadership, and curriculum.  

Maggie Hansen, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Maggie Hansen is a landscape designer whose work investigates how “care taking” (of space, of shared histories, of caretakers) serves to maintain and build community. From 2014-2017, she served as director of Tulane’s Small Center for Collaborative Design, where she led community-based projects in support of a more equitable New Orleans. As a designer at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, she contributed to design at a range of scales, including the Brooklyn Naval Cemetery and Hudson Yards East. Maggie enjoys exploring socially engaged practice alongside students, and before joining The University of Texas School of Architecture she taught design studios at Pennsylvania State University, Tulane School of Architecture, and Kent State.

Daniel Koehler, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Daniel Koehler is an architect, urbanist, researcher, and co-founder of lab-eds. Before joining the School of Architecture, Daniel directed one of the research clusters at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Innsbruck University. He is the author of “The Mereological City”, a study on the part-relationships between architecture and the city in the modern period. At the School of Architecture, Daniel teaches courses on architectural computation, urban form, city architecture, mereological thinking, and the design of distributive technologies at the urban scale.

Sofia Krimizi and Kyriakos Kyriakou, Visiting Professors, Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture
Sofia Krimizi and Kyriakos Kyriakou are co-founders and partners of kestudio, an award-winning architectural design practice based in New York, London, and Athens. Sofia and Kyriakos joined the School of Architecture as visiting professors in Spring 2019, and have returned for the fall semester. Both hold the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture. Sofia and Kyriakos studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, and earned their Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University--Sofia as a Fulbright scholar and Kyriakos as a Themistocles Varangis scholar.

Piergianna Mazzocca, Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow
Piergianna Mazzocca is an architect and researcher whose work focuses on architecture’s enduring relationship to biopolitics and its associated aesthetic paradigms. Piergianna graduated as an architect from the University of the Andes in Merida, Venezuela, after which she co-founded Taller de Arquitectura Singular, directing the office from 2011 to 2015. In 2016, she received her postgraduate masters at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Before joining the School of Architecture as our 2019-2020 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, she was the 2017-2019 Wortham Fellow at Rice University. 

Adam Miller, Race and Gender in the Built Environment Fellow
Adam Miller is the School of Architecture’s 2019 Race and Gender in the Built Environment Fellow. Adam’s research investigates the relationship between aesthetics, power, and identity via the lens of the queer body, queer space, and the question of queer architecture. Adam is interested in the reflexive interaction between how the built environment shapes our visions of ourselves, our identities, and how through design we engender the environment with our own identities and value systems. Prior to joining UT Austin, Adam taught architecture studios and history and theory at UC Berkeley, and has been an invited critic at UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, and other institutions. In addition to teaching, Adam is founding member of Pneu-Stars and has edited the "Timeless" issue of Room One Thousand, UC Berkeley's architecture journal.