Spring 2017 visiting critics bring diverse perspective, expertise to Syracuse students

Syracuse Architecture announces a leading group of change agents in architectural thought and design as visiting studio critics this semester at the School.

Students enrolled in our New York City program at the Fisher Center have the unique opportunity to learn from widely acclaimed architect William MacDonald of KOL/MAC LLC Architecture and Design. MacDonald is our designated Richard Gluckman Visiting Critic this semester.

Students in our Syracuse-based Slocum Hall visiting critic studios are being led by: Yan Meng of URBANUS, Shenzhen China, one of the most important architects in contemporary China; Internationally renowned architect Julien De Smedt who is teaching our Rubin Global Design Studio. De Smedt is founder and director of JDS Architects based in Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Shanghai; Passionate about teaching students, alum Katherine Hogan ’05 and Vincent Petrarca of Raleigh, North Carolina’s TONIC Design / TONIC Construction return as visiting critics, having previously taught here in 2015; and Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor Maya Alam, 2016-17 Boghosian Fellow, is teaching the inaugural studio supported by this Fellowship.

Bios / Affiliations

William “Bill” Macdonald / KOL/MAC LLC Architecture and Design (New York City)

Yan Meng / URBANUS (Shenzhen)

Julien De Smedt / JDS Architects (Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Shanghai)

Katherine Hogan and Vincent Petrarca / TONIC Design / TONIC Construction (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Maya Alam / Syracuse Architecture