Randall Korman is a native of New York City where he received an 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 joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 1977. He has also served as a visiting faculty member at Carnegie-Mellon University, 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 was extensively involved in international educational programming.
Between 1980 and 1982 he established and developed the Syracuse Florence Architecture Program. Since then he served as the chair of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Architecture Programs, 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 at Syracuse Architecture. During the academic year 2012-13, he served as the interim dean. He retired from Syracuse University in May 2018 with emeritus status.
His most recent publication is entitled The Architecture of the Facade (Routledge 2022).
In practice as Randall Korman, Architect since 1975, his work includes commercial, institutional and residential projects. He received his national certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in 1977.