UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

School of Architecture and Urban Planning


Student Advising Office
Architecture and Urban Planning Building, Room 225
(414) 229-4015

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies

Master of Architecture

Master of Science, Architecture

Master of Urban Planning

Doctor of Philosophy, Architecture

The School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) at UWM offers the only professional program in architecture in Wisconsin that is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; one of the two graduate planning programs in the state accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) of the American Planning Association; and one of very few doctoral programs in architecture in the United States. SARUP offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSAS) undergraduate pre-professional degree that prepares students for professional, masters-level training in architecture and other design fields. As the urban center of the state with strong ethnic communities, Milwaukee makes an appropriate setting for the study of architecture and urban planning.

In addition to the degrees listed above, SARUP offers a Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning, a coordinated professional degree program designed for persons seeking integrated study in both areas. A non-professional Master of Science in Architecture is available for students who want to develop a personalized and specialized program of architectural studies centered on scholarly studies and research. A PhD in Architecture is offered for persons who seek careers in research and teaching in architecture and allied fields, in consulting, or in roles in government and professional practice requiring advanced skills and research experience. For more information on the SARUP graduate programs, refer to the Graduate School Bulletin.

Most states require that an individual intending to become an architect hold an accredited degree. There are two types of degrees that are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board: (1) the Bachelor of Architecture, which requires a minimum of five years of study, and (2) the Master of Architecture, which requires a minimum of three years of study following an unrelated bachelor's degree or two years following a related pre-professional bachelor’s degree. These professional degrees are structured to educate those who aspire to registration/licensure as architects.

The four-year, pre-professional degree, where offered, is not accredited by NAAB. The pre-professional degree is useful for those wishing a foundation in the field of architecture, as preparation for either continued education in a professional degree program or for employment options in architecturally related areas.

Requirements for Employment, Licensing, or Professional Organizations. Students should be aware that some professions, occupations, and employers are subject to licensing and/or bonding requirements. When a course of study includes clinical or field training, practice teaching, internships, or the like, students may be subjected to a check of criminal conviction records, prior to acceptance of a student by the placement site. Students are responsible for obtaining the information necessary for them to become knowledgeable about these requirements and plan their studies accordingly. Please contact the appropriate department or program office for further information.

Faculty and Staff


Robert Greenstreet

Jarad Parker
Assistant Dean, Business Affairs

Joan Simuncak
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Graduate Advisor

Tammy Taylor
Undergraduate Advisor

Erica Chappelear
Educational Outreach & Recruiting Advisor


Sherry Ahrentzen, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Jasmine Benyamin, Asst. Prof., PhD
Princeton University

Nikole Bouchard, Asst. Prof., MArch
Princeton University

Uriel Cohen, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Chris T. Cornelius, Assoc. Prof., MArch
University of Virginia

Kevin Forseth, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, MArch

Robert Greenstreet, Prof., PhD, Dean
Oxford Brookes University

Donald L. Hanlon, Prof., MArch
University of Washington

Nancy Hubbard, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, PhD

Thomas C. Hubka, Prof. Emeritus, MArch

Raymond Isaacs, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Frederick Jules, Prof. Emeritus, MArch

Mark Keane, Prof., MArch
University of Illinois

Linda R. Krause, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, PhD

Whitney Moon, Asst. Prof., BArch
California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Jeffrey Ollswang, Prof. Emeritus, MSc

Harvey Rabinowitz, Prof. Emeritus, MArch

Amos Rapoport, Distinguished Prof. Emeritus, MArch

Kyle Reynolds, Asst. Prof., MArch
Princeton University

Douglas Ryhn, Prof. Emeritus, MS

Brian Schermer, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Michigan

Anthony Schnarsky, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, MArch

Arijit Sen, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of California, Berkeley

James W. Shields, Assoc. Prof., MArch
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Gil Snyder, Assoc. Prof., MArch, Associate Dean
Columbia University

Josef Stagg, Assoc. Prof., DArch
University of Michigan

Kyle Talbott, Assoc. Prof., MArch
Texas A&M

Filip Tejchman, Asst. Prof., MSAAD
Columbia University

Michael Utzinger, Assoc. Prof., MSE
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Karl Wallick, Assoc. Prof., MArch, Chair
University of Pennsylvania

James H. Wasley, Prof., MArch
Rice University

Gerald Weisman, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Larry Witzling, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Maureen Zell, Assoc. Prof., MArch
Yale University

Urban Planning

Ernest Alexander, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Carolyn Esswein, Adjunct Asst. Prof., MArch, MUP
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Enrique Figueroa, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of California, Davis

Nancy Frank, Assoc. Prof., PhD, Chair
State University of New York at Albany

Kirk Harris, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Cornell University

Lingquan Hu, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Southern California

William Huxhold, Prof. Emeritus, MS

Mordecai Lee, Prof., PhD
Syracuse University

Joseph Mangiamele, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Robert Schneider, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Sammis White, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018:
School of Architecture and Urban Planning

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