Randall Korman

B.Arch, The Cooper Union, M.Arch, Harvard University

Randall Korman is a native of New York City where he received his undergraduate professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union. From 1972 to 1974 he worked as a graduate intern at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) in New York City. He received a graduate degree in advanced architectural design from Harvard University. His Professional experiences include employment in the architectural offices of Kenneth Frampton, Peter Eisenman and Michael Graves.

Randall Korman has been a faculty member at Syracuse University since 1977. He has also served as a visiting faculty member at the University of Texas and Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan. In the spring of 2009 he was invited to be the Batza Distinguished Visiting Professor at Colgate University. At Syracuse he has taught at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs and has been extensively involved in international educational programming.

Between 1980 and 1982 he established and developed the Syracuse Florence Architecture Program. Since then he has served as the chair of both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs at Syracuse, and in 1989 returned to Florence as the resident director of the Syracuse University Florence Center. In 2007 he established the Syracuse University London Architecture Program. Between 2005 and 2012 he served as the associate dean and between 2012 and 2013 he served as the interim dean.

His research interests have focused principally on the phenomenon of the architectural façade. He has lectured widely on the subject, most recently in Spain, Norway and China. He is currently working on a book entitled “The Architecture of the Façade.”

In practice as Randall Korman, Architect since 1975, his work includes commercial, institutional and residential projects. He received his NCARB national certification in 1977.

Buildings and Projects

  • Kildonan School Arts & Science Building, Amenia, NY, 1987
  • Von Ekartsburg House, Ford City, PA, 1976


  • ‘Architecture: Practice & Pedagogy,’ National Academy of Design, NY, 1980




Grants and Awards

 NYAIA Residential Design Award for House VI (with Peter Eisenman), 1974


  • “Meditations on a Blank Wall: Brunelleschi and the Prefiguration of Modern Space’ (FOGLIO, 1998)

Administration and Service

  • Interim Dean, Syracuse Architecture, 2012-13
  • Associate Dean, Syracuse Architecture, 2007-12
  • Director and Resident Chair, Syracuse University Florence Center, Italy, 1989-90
  • Head, Graduate Architecture Program, Syracuse University, 1982-89
  • Director, Syracuse University Architecture Program, Florence, Italy, 1980-81
  • Head, Undergraduate Architecture Program, Syracuse University, 1990-96
  • Teaching, Syracuse University, Summer Program, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Russia, 1993